Dr Henry Kha

Dr Henry Kha

Senior Lecturer

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Juris Doctor, University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours), University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Dr Henry Kha is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of New South Wales. He is the Treasurer for the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society. His main research interest is in all aspects of family law from both a legal historical and contemporary perspective. Henry was previously Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Lecturer at the University of Auckland, and Tutor at the University of Queensland.

Henry has published two books with Routledge: a monograph A History of Divorce Law: Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years and a co-edited book Teaching Family Law: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice. He was also the Australian National Rapporteur and book chapter author to the International Academy of Comparative Law on “Plurality and Diversity in Law: Family Forms and Family's Functions.” 

Henry completed his PhD from the University of Queensland on “The Reform of English Divorce Law: 1857–1937” with a University of Queensland Research Scholarship. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Juris Doctor and was cited in the Dean’s List for Excellence in Academic Performance. He also graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) in Chinese studies and history and was awarded the University of Sydney Entry Scholarship.

Henry was a legal associate in the Family Court of Australia. He has a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

  • Books | 2020
    Kha H, 2020, A History of Divorce Law, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780367817305
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Kha H; Henaghan M, 2024, 'Conclusion', in Kha H; Henaghan M (ed.), Teaching family law, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, United Kingdom, pp. 209 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003312994-17
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Henaghan M; Kha H, 2023, 'Introduction', in Teaching Family Law, Routledge, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003312994-1
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Kha H, 2023, 'Australian Family Law Going Round the Twist', in Teaching Family Law, Routledge, pp. 103 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003312994-10
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Kha H, 2023, 'The diversification of family forms and functions in the law of Australia', in Heaton J; Kemelmajer A (ed.), Plurality and diversity in law, Intersentia, United Kingdom, pp. 113 - 133
  • Edited Books | 2023
    Kha H; Henaghan M, 2023, Teaching Family Law: Refections on Pedagogy and Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003312994
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Symons X; Kha H, 2023, 'An Ethical Examination of Donor Anonymity and a Defence of a Legal Ban on Anonymous Donation and the Establishment of a Central Register', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11673-023-10265-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kha H; Ratnam M, 2022, 'THE RIGHT OF INDIGENOUS CHILDREN TO CULTURAL SAFETY IN THE FAMILY LAWS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 45, pp. 1367 - 1387, http://dx.doi.org/10.53637/HQTN4951
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kha H, 2022, 'The unification of Australian divorce law under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959 (Cth)', Australian Bar Review, 52, pp. 59 - 78
    Journal articles | 2021
    De Souza T; Kha H, 2021, 'Reproductive rights: foetal rights or female freedoms?', Journal of Law and Medicine, 28, pp. 1142 - 1153
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kha H; Cross K, 2020, 'Equal shared parental responsibility and children’s rights in Australia', UNSW Law Society Court of Conscience, 14, pp. 27 - 30
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kha H; Grant H, 2020, 'The rise of grey divorce: providing just and equitable property settlements for older women', Australian journal of family law, 33, pp. 161 - 181
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kha H; Rankin K, 2019, 'Mater semper certa est?: Reconceiving surrogacy law in New Zealand', New Zealand Family Law Journal, 9, pp. 172 - 178
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, 'John Stuart Mill on matrimonial property and divorce law reform', Fundamina, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2411-7870/2018/v24n2a3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, 'The spectacle of divorce law in Evelyn Waugh’s a handful of dust and A. P. Herbert’s holy deadlock', Law and Literature, 30, pp. 267 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2017.1358969
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, 'The vitiation of pre-nuptial agreements in the High Court of Australia', International Family Law Journal, pp. 145 - 147
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kha H; Swain W, 2016, 'The enactment of the matrimonial causes act 1857: The campbell commission and the parliamentary debates', Journal of Legal History, 37, pp. 303 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01440365.2016.1235796
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kha H, 2015, 'Evaluating collaborative law in the Australian context', Australasian dispute resolution journal, 26, pp. 178 - 184
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kha H, 2014, 'Faith in the courts: the aggrieved faithful seeking standing in Australia', Bond Law Review, 26, pp. 148 - 165
  • Other | 2023
    Kha H, 2023, In Defense of the Marital Family, written by John Witte, Jr., Brill, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22124810-11010005
    Other | 2022
    Kha H, 2022, Fifty Years of the Divorce Reform Act 1969. Edited by Joanna Miles, Daniel Monk and Rebecca Probert. [Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2022. xiii + 295 pp. Hardback £85.00. ISBN 978-1-50994-788-1.], Cambridge University Press (CUP), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s000819732200054x
    Other | 2022
    Kha H, 2022, Tying the Knot: The Formation of Marriage 1836–2020, by Rebecca Probert, Oxford University Press (OUP), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebac007
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, Irish Divorce/Joyce’s Ulysses, Informa UK Limited, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521483.2018.1514951
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, Mark Lunney, A History of Australian Tort Law 1901–1945: England’s Obedient Servant?, Oxford University Press (OUP), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajlh/njy013
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, Mr Justice McCardie (1869–1933): Rebel, Reformer and Rogue Judge Antony Lentin Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, 2016, xvii + 202 pp (hardback £61.99) ISBN: 978-1-4438-9780-8, Cambridge University Press (CUP), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0956618x18000133
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, Obligation and Commitment in Family Law. By Gillian Douglas. [Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2018. xxiv + 274 pp. Hardback £65.00. ISBN 978-17-82258-52-0.], Cambridge University Press (CUP), , http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0008197318000612
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, Prenuptial Agreements and the Presumption of Free Choice: Issues of Power in Theory and Practice, Informa UK Limited, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2018.1502389
    Other | 2018
    Kha H, 2018, The Church of England and divorce in the twentieth century: legalism and grace, Informa UK Limited, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2049677x.2018.1469299
    Other | 2017
    Kha H, 2017, The modern judge: power, responsibility and society’s expectations, Informa UK Limited, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2017.1344397
    Theses / Dissertations |
    Kha H, The reform of English divorce law: 1857–1937, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/uql.2017.928

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