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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 81, Number 7, July 2007
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Judicial career roadshows
        p.435                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sleeping judges
        p.435                                                                                      +cite    
  • Teachers react to student criticism
        p.436                                                                                      +cite    
  • Litigation outside the square
        p.436                                                                                      +cite    
  • The complexities of murder trials
        p.437                                                                                      +cite    
  • Reasons for judgment
        p.437                                                                                      +cite    
  • Juries and sentencing
        p.437                                                                                      +cite    
  • All's 80th Year Celebration - Parts 2 & 3
        p.438                                                                                      +cite    
  • Interstate correspondents
        p.438                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • Split deposits - again
        p.439                                                                                      +cite    
  • Of black holes and unit trusts
        p.441                                                                                      +cite    
  • A prescient commentator: Caveats
        p.442                                                                                      +cite    
  • Unregistered mortgages: Compelling production of the certificate of title to enable registration
        p.443                                                                                      +cite    
  • Application of-personal equities" in the Singapore Torrens system
        p.444                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Interim orders in children's care cases
        p.448                                                                                      +cite    
  • Medical expert: Whether his or her expert evidence can be the subject of professional disciplinary proceedings
        p.448                                                                                      +cite    
  • Reasonable prospects of success
        p.448                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is "proper consideration"
        p.449                                                                                      +cite    
  • Insurance: Uuties of broker
        p.449                                                                                      +cite    
  • Action against dead person - Dead person wins - Whether order for costs can be enforced
        p.450                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is a ship?
        p.450                                                                                      +cite    
  • Listening devices: Use in professional disciplinary proceedings
        p.450                                                                                      +cite    
  • Landlord and tenant: Rent payable despite breach by landlord of statutory obligation
        p.451                                                                                      +cite    
  • When is a taxi driver available on the rank?
        p.452                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • JURISDICTION, SUBSTANTIVE RELIEF AND THE ASSET PRESERVATION ORDER
        Lee Aitken
        p.453                                                                                      +cite        
        In Cardile v LED Builders the High Court (Gaudron, McHugh, Gummow and Callinan JJ) severed the need for the plaintiff to demonstrate some proprietary claim from the making of an asset preservation order. The "old" basis for the Mareva "injunction" was gone and there was no need to show a specific proprietary interest in the assets over which the injunction was sought. As the neologism suggested, the asset preservation order was aimed rather at preserving the process of the court by preventing an intended defendant from making himself judgment proof by the anticipatory dissipation of otherwise exigible assets.
  • THE POLITICS, PURPOSE AND REFORM OF THE LAW OF NEGLIGENCE
        Justice David Ipp, AO
        p.456                                                                                      +cite        
        In recent times, indemnity insurance has had to grapple with two features of the law of negligence that are endemic and which materially affect the insurance market. The first is the inconsistencies that have become the bane of the law of negligence. The second is the political influences of the different groups who have interests affected by the law of negligence. The second feature is a major cause of the first.
  • PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS AS IT APPLIES IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS "TRIBUNAL
        D G Jarvis
        p.465                                                                                      +cite        
        Many decisions of the Australian Government or its agencies are subject to merits review, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is generally the final arbiter in this process. This article examines the processes that exist to ensure the observance by the Tribunal of procedural fairness. The article also discusses the structure of the Tribunal, the basis on which hearings are conducted in order to arrive at the correct or (where a discretion exists) preferable decision, and areas where legislative provisions dealing with issues of national interest or security impact on procedural fairness in matters that arise in the Tribunal.
  • INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDER CLASS ACTIONS: THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF PARTICIPATION
        Michael Legg
        p.478                                                                                      +cite        
        This article examines the role of institutional investors in Australian shareholder class actions by drawing on US experience since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which sought to encourage institutional investors to take the lead in US class actions. The article argues that whether institutional investors will participate in a class action will depend upon the potential recovery and costs involved. The costs include direct costs such as legal fees, as well as indirect costs such as management time. However, those costs can be ameliorated through litigation funding or through the role taken in the class action, namely lead plaintiff, a group member or a free-rider (an absent member of the class who only comes forward to collect a recovery). The article concludes that, as in the US, it is economic incentives which will determine the role that institutional investors play in shareholder class actions.
  • UNREGISTERED ACCESS: WHEELDON v BURROWS EASEMENTS AND EASEMENTS BY PRESCRIPTION OVER TORRENS LAND
        Lyria Bennett Moses and Cathy Sherry
        p.491                                                                                      +cite        
        The introduction of Torrens legislation inevitably led to some traditional property interests being eliminated or limited in operation. Such has been the fate of implied and prescriptive easements, at least in some states. Uncertainty remains as to the circumstances in which such easements are enforceable, in particular whether they can constitute an in personam exception to indefeasibility.
  • BOOK REVIEWS
        p.511                                                                                      +cite