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LIJ October 2011

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Cover Story

The (human) right to equality

Sweeping changes to equal opportunity legislation recognise that the human right to equality is as important as equality of opportunity.

By Anna Forsyth

Feature Articles

Beware becoming an undertaker

UNDERTAKINGS

Beware becoming an undertaker

Solicitors should not give undertakings to courts  unless they know they can keep them.

By George H. Golvan QC

Don't ask for more

EXECUTOR'S COMMISSION

Don't ask for more

Solicitor executors need to be vigilant when seeking commission. Courts in three cases have reprimanded the solicitor and either refused or made a substantial reduction to commission.

By Richard Cook

Minority rules

MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS

Minority rules

A series of cases have clarified provisions relating to oppression of minority shareholders, what remedies are available and whether the oppressive conduct must be continuing at time of trial.

By Matthew Harvey

Shoddy warranties shot down

WARRANTIES

Shoddy warranties shot down

Since January 2011 suppliers of consumer goods and services have had to comply with statutory guarantees concerning their products, including that any consumer good is of "acceptable quality".

By Yanson Ching and Cindy Varalla

State tax privative clauses after Kirk: opening  the gates to review

JUDICIAL REVIEW

State tax privative clauses after Kirk: opening the gates to review

A 2010 High Court decision overrides some privative clauses in state legislation and allows supreme courts to review administrative, lower court and tribunal decisions for jurisdictional error.

By Eric Dyrenfurth and Emma Mealy

 



Publications Department

(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: CFord@liv.asn.au Managing editor: Carolyn Ford. Sub-editor/publications coordinator: Mary Kerley. Journalist: Karin Derkley. Sub-editor/proofreader: Libby Brown. Art director: Katherine Alexander. Editorial & administrative assistant: Sophie Suelzle. Advertising: Lisa Crowle.

 

Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.

 

Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: CFord@liv.asn.au. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

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