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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 81, Number 11, November 2007
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Criticisms of the judiciary
        p.847                                                                                      +cite    
  • Long civil trials
        p.847                                                                                      +cite    
  • Cross-examination in sexual cases
        p.848                                                                                      +cite    
  • Briginshaw v Briginshaw
        p.848                                                                                      +cite    
  • Privacy
        p.848                                                                                      +cite    
  • Suspects
        p.849                                                                                      +cite    
  • Conferences
        p.849                                                                                      +cite    
  • Top Australian law books
        p.850                                                                                      +cite    
  • The ALJ in 2008
        p.850                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • Writs in the High court: Black v Garnock
        p.851                                                                                      +cite    
  • Black v Garnock: A note on the High court's decision
        p.851                                                                                      +cite    
  • Black v Garnock: A practitioner's perspective
        p.852                                                                                      +cite    
  • If you play with fire
        p.853                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW -- Editor: GEOFF LINDDSAY SC
  • Justice I D F Callinan AC (Cth)
        p.855                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice S M Kiefel (Cth)
        p.856                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice J H Byrne RFD (Qld)
        p.857                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice A M Daubney (Qld)
        p.857                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice J W B Helman (Qld)
        p.858                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice G C Martin (Qld)
        p.859                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice J D M Muir (Qld)
        p.860                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Ross Robson (Vic)
        p.860                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Subpoenas
        p.862                                                                                      +cite    
  • Corporations: When special resolution required
        p.862                                                                                      +cite    
  • Contract: Offer and acceptance
        p.862                                                                                      +cite    
  • Company law: Director preparing to set up competing business
        p.863                                                                                      +cite    
  • Confidential information
        p.863                                                                                      +cite    
  • Breach of fiduciary duty: Contributory negligence -- Set-offs
        p.864                                                                                      +cite    
  • Fixtures or chattels: Demountable houses
        p.864                                                                                      +cite    
  • Corporations: Oppression
        p.865                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • THE COURTS, TAX AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
        Justice Ian Gzell
        p.866                                                                                      +cite        
        This article addresses the question whether it is appropriate for courts to make adjustments to awards of damages in commercial litigation to take account of tax imposts. There are a number of ways in which taxation considerations can impinge upon a judgment and the courts have taken divergent approaches to this issue. Focusing on the impact of income tax, capital gains tax, and goods and services tax, the article discusses the divergent approaches and offers the author's solution to a vexing and unsettled area of law.
  • CAVEATS AND UNIT TRUSTS
        D K L Raphael
        p.881                                                                                      +cite        
        In this day and age, the question of whether or not a unit holder in what is a standard form of unit trust has an interest able to sustain lodgment of a caveat, has attracted much interest among legal practitioners. In 2006, the Chief Justice of Victoria, sitting as a first instance judge, determined that a unit holder in a unit trust, the form of which was both standard and current, had a caveatable interest in land of which the trustee of the unit trust was the legal owner. This article examines and, indeed, questions the accuracy of her Honour's conclusions.
  • SIR DOUGLAS MENZIES: A CENTENARY TRIBUTE
        Mark McGinness
        p.889                                                                                      +cite        
        Marking the centenary of his birth, this article recalls the life of Sir Douglas Menzies, a member of the High Court from 1958 until his sudden death in November 1974. He was known as "Prime Minister's Cousin" (something admittedly of which he was proud) but a more fitting soubriquet was "the laughing cavalier of the High Court". He was known as a dazzling advocate; one of the few to match his friend Garfield Barwick, and his appointment to the High Court was entirely without controversy, despite his cousinhood. In joining the High Court at its most brilliant, Menzies J served with distinction but did not dazzle. And yet his joie de vivre and esprit de coeur made a valuable contribution to the life of the Court.
  • EQUINE INFLUENZA: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF QUARANTINE
        Judy Bourke
        p.894                                                                                      +cite        
        The notorious 2007 Equine Influenza outbreak has impacted on the horse racing and breeding industry and many others involved with horses. The regulatory structure of Australia's quarantine and animal disease control regimes has been highlighted. This article reviews the national, State and industry legal framework, and discusses the legal and thoroughbred industry regulatory measures implemented in response to the outbreak.