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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 84, Number 3, March 2010
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  • CURRENT ISSUES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • National regulation of the legal profession
        p.143                                                                                      +cite    
  • Victorian Bar buys space for the Bar
        p.143                                                                                      +cite    
  • Noise and the courts
        p.144                                                                                      +cite    
  • Appellate advocacy
        p.144                                                                                      +cite    
  • New South Wales Judicial Commission's Annual Report
        p.145                                                                                      +cite    
  • Capping costs
        p.145                                                                                      +cite    
  • Plea bargaining
        p.146                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judges can't have friends
        p.146                                                                                      +cite    
  • Proprietary estoppel in the early 18th century
        p.147                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY — Editor: Peter Butt
  • Mortgagee's liability on exercise of power of sale
        p.148                                                                                      +cite    
  • Release of lessee's obligations: Effect on assignee and assignee's guarantor
        p.149                                                                                      +cite    
  • Adverse possession
        p.150                                                                                      +cite    
  • Estate agent misrepresenting value of land
        p.151                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW — Editor: Geoff Lindsay SC
  • Justice Μ Bromberg (Cth)
        p.153                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice Katzmann (Cth)
        p.154                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice David Davies (NSW)
        p.154                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice S D Hall (WA)
        p.155                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice K J Martin (WA)
        p.155                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justice D W Newnes (WA)
        p.156                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • GST: Liability of seller of foreign currency
        p.157                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is a gift?
        p.157                                                                                      +cite    
  • Corporations: Oppressive conduct — Ambit
        p.158                                                                                      +cite    
  • Contracts: Employment — Employee's duties
        p.158                                                                                      +cite    
  • Proprietary estoppel: Acquiescence — Laches
        p.159                                                                                      +cite    
  • Criminal law: Seeking a prostitute in a public place — Element of intention
        p.159                                                                                      +cite    
  • Construction of commercial contracts: Use of pre-contractual negotiations — Rectification
        p.160                                                                                      +cite    
  • Kable not dead
        p.160                                                                                      +cite    
  • Damages: Significance of gifts to plaintiff by employer
        p.161                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • OUTSIDE THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE: THREE ASPECTS OF INSURANCE LITIGATION THAT DO NOT INVOLVE INΤΕRPREΤΑΤΙOΝ OF ΤHΕ INSURING OR EXCLUSION CLAUSES OF THE CONTRACT OF INSURANCE
        Justice Rein
        p.163                                                                                      +cite        
        The focus of this article is upon three areas of insurance law that have important practical consequences in the conduct of insurance litigation. In relation to the topics of subrogation and contribution, attention is drawn to first principles and some recent decisions in the area; their interrelationship seems to have generated some confusion which this article seeks to reduce. The third topic (which is unconnected with the first two) also has practical significance, and this article seeks to distil the principles relevant to onus of proof in insurance cases.
  • SPRY'S CASE: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF DISCRETIONARY TRUSTS
        Justin Gleeson, SC
        p.177                                                                                      +cite        
        Spry's case (Kennon v Spry (2008) 238 CLR 366) has attracted considerable interest amongst practitioners in family law and trust law. This article considers the history of the trust and the various amendments Dr Spry made to it over its 40-year life and the history of the proceedings through the Family Court. It then turns to the varying judments in the High Court, seeking to ascertain precisely what is ratio, what is obiter and what issues are left open. Finally it explores nine implications from the case for a number of difficult issues in both family law and trust law.
  • RECENT APPLICATIONS OF THE RULE IN CHERRY v BOULTBEE (OR JEFFS v WOOD)
        Lee Aitken
        p.191                                                                                      +cite        
        The rule in Cherry v Boultbee (1839) 4 My & Cr 442 is a commonsense rule of fairness. If you wish to share in a fund, you must first restore any benefit you have had from it. The principle originated in proceedings to do with wills and estates but is equally applicable in a company law context when a claimant wishes to share in a dividend to be paid by an insolvent entity. Recent case law illustrates that although the rule is simple to state, its application in a particular corporate insolvency (particularly when overlaid by co-existing obligations of suretyship) may give rise to complex and difficult issues. This article examines the recent authority in the light of the classic decisions on the topic.

  • OBITUARY
  • Hon John Basil Kearney
        p.199                                                                                      +cite