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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 83, Number 8, August 2009
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  • CURRENT ISSUES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Qatar Law Forum
        p.507                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crime
        p.508                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crime is down
        p.509                                                                                      +cite    
  • Juvenile offenders
        p.509                                                                                      +cite    
  • Retired judges and academia
        p.509                                                                                      +cite    
  • Time trials
        p.509                                                                                      +cite    
  • Justices of the Peace: Are they an endangered species?
        p.510                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY — Editor: Peter Butt
  • Recovery of instalment of deposit: A penalty?
        p.512                                                                                      +cite    
  • Resisting specific performance on the basis of hardship
        p.513                                                                                      +cite    
  • Insistence on right to inspect premises held to be repudiation
        p.514                                                                                      +cite    

  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS — Editor: Ryszard Piotrowicz
  • Slavery in the 21st century: Whose fault is it?
        p.516                                                                                      +cite    

  • PEOPLE IN THE LAW — Geoff Lindsay SC
  • Justice Robert Forster (NSW)
        p.520                                                                                      +cite    

  • RECENT CASES — Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Fiduciary obligations in joint ventures
        p.521                                                                                      +cite    
  • Burial of heretics
        p.521                                                                                      +cite    
  • Court made wills for the incapable
        p.522                                                                                      +cite    
  • Contract: Accord and satisfaction
        p.523                                                                                      +cite    
  • Co-ownership: Rights after appointment of trustee for sale
        p.523                                                                                      +cite    
  • Sale of land: Recovery of deposit
        p.524                                                                                      +cite    
  • Bills of right: Damages for breach
        p.524                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • LEGISLATED AND REASONED AWAY: DEATH OF THE DOCTRINE OF SHAREHOLDER RATIFICATION
        Alice Ashbolt
        p.525                                                                                      +cite        
        The status of shareholder ratification of directors' breaches of duty at law has long been unclear. After many years of additional exclusions and complications, this article endeavours to provide a modern account of the doctrine. It argues that the "doctrine" of ratification, whereby ratification may act to cure breaches of duty, no longer exists. At most, ratification may provide evidence of shareholder approval that courts may take into account.
  • VICARIOUS LIABILITY FOR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES: A MATTER OF STRICT LIABILITY?
        Paul Walker
        p.548                                                                                      +cite        
        This article examines the nature of vicarious liability for exemplary damages; in particular, whether it is appropriate to take an automatic or strict liability approach to such an award. The author examines the policy behind exemplary damages in light of recent case law, and argues that exemplary damages are not and should not be automatically available in a situation of vicarious liability. Instead, the author contends that exemplary damages are only appropriate where there is a reasonable basis for believing that a vicarious award may bring about a change in behaviour that could prevent the recurrence of the offending conduct.

  • BOOK REVIEWS
  • Macken's Law of Employment by Sappideen, O'Grady and Warburton
        p.566                                                                                      +cite    
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Action by Aronson, Dyer and Groves
        p.566                                                                                      +cite    
  • Aviation Regulation and Licensing—The Laws of Australia by Gary Heilbronn
        p.567                                                                                      +cite