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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 84, Number 11, November 2010
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  • CURRENT ISSUES – Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Pedestrian deaths
        p.739                                                                                      +cite    
  • Class actions
        p.739                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judges’ reasoning and newspaper spin
        p.740                                                                                      +cite    
  • Quality tests for courts
        p.740                                                                                      +cite    
  • Talking judges
        p.741                                                                                      +cite    
  • John Wesley and opinion
        p.741                                                                                      +cite    
  • Political views of judge’s staff
        p.741                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY – Editor: Peter Butt
  • What conduct constitutes an infringement of a co-owner’s rights?
        p.743                                                                                      +cite    
  • Restraining severance of joint tenancy
        p.743                                                                                      +cite    
  • Caveat by disappointed bidder
        p.745                                                                                      +cite    
  • How far down do you own? The final word?
        p.746                                                                                      +cite    

  • OVERSEAS LAW – Editor: Ross Buckley
  • Cyber-victimisation and the First Amendment
        p.748                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES – Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Title to land below the surface
        p.751                                                                                      +cite    
  • Domestic tribunal: Non-member retiring with members – Bias – Position of hypothetical informed observer
        p.751                                                                                      +cite    
  • Directors: Whether liable to company for company’s liability for Criminal Act
        p.752                                                                                      +cite    
  • Limits to cross examination
        p.752                                                                                      +cite    
  • Incomplete gifts
        p.753                                                                                      +cite    
  • Duty of Catholic Church to non-Catholic schoolboy
        p.754                                                                                      +cite    
  • Solicitors: Entire retainer – Whether entitled to terminate
        p.754                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • MOSES V MACFERLAN: 250 YEARS ON
        Hon Justice W M C Gummow
        p.756                                                                                      +cite        
        The continued influence of this case upon the scope of the action for money had and received is apparent in the Restatement of the Law Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, which was adopted by the American Law Institute earlier this year. The basic proposition that the action lies where the money was received in such circumstances that retention would offend equity and good conscience informs the Restatement and in Australia is reflected in a long line of High Court authority. In particular, over definition and dissection of the defence of “change of position” by reference to “good faith” of the recipient diverts attention from the question whether it would be inequitable for the claimant to require repayment. “Good faith” may require the exercise of caution and diligence by the recipient and, for example, may be lacking, even without dishonesty, if a financial institution fails to act in a commercially acceptable way.
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMERCIALISM: CONFLICT OR HARMONY IN MODERN LEGAL PRACTICE?
        James Allsop
        p.765                                                                                      +cite        
        The following is in substance the paper delivered at the 2009 Australian Academy of Law Conference in Perth, 17-19 September 2009. It seeks to expose some of the competing considerations concerning the practice of the law as a profession and as a business. It raises the question whether, if the fiduciary relationship is properly recognised and enforced, some of the apparent problems might be seen to be ones not for agonising over, but for remedy.
  • RICHARD OF ANSTEY AND THE SACKVILLE INHERITANCE
        John P Bryson
        p.775                                                                                      +cite        
        Richard of Anstey’s claim to inherit his late uncle’s manors took five years to reach decision by King Henry II and there were many delays and adjournments, procedural manoeuvres, irrelevant arguments, interlocutory appeals, overseas journeys, masses of documents, doubtful law and enormous expense and trouble. There was no restraint in this family conflict. Richard attacked his niece’s legitimacy and she responded with claims of fraud in high places. Some constants of litigation were present in the 12th century.

  • BOOK REVIEWS – Editor: Angelina Gomez
  • The Federal Judicature, by James Stellios
        p.791                                                                                      +cite    
  • Property & Security: Selected Essays, by L B Moses, B Edgeworth and C Sherry
        p.792                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sir Alfred Stephen (Third Chief Justice of New South Wales), by J M Bennett
        p.792                                                                                      +cite    

  • OBITUARY – Editor: Ian E Davidson SC
  • Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG
        p.794                                                                                      +cite