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LIJ August 2002

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Cover Story

Etridge’s case: a prescription to revisit Yerkey, Garcia and the married woman’s equity?
The decision in Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge[1] provides practical guidance to banks and legal practitioners when it comes to ensuring guarantors understand the risk in offering security for a loan.

By Andrew Field

Feature Articles

Finality of International Arbitral Awards in Singapore: Recent Developments
The Singapore Appeal Court case Tang Boon Jek Jeffrey v Tan Poh Leng Stanley[1] has raised concerns among arbitrators as to the suitability of Singapore as a place of arbitration. Tang v Tan challenged the finality of interlocutory or interim awards enabling the revisiting/variation of an award. But the Singapore Legislature has moved to restore confidence in Singapore as a site for international arbitration.

By Alison Woodward

Financial Industry Complaints Service
The Financial Industry Complaints Service Limited (the Service) is a valuable resource for consumers who have complaints against members of the financial services industry.

By Wendy Ribbands

Guidelines for the use of Technology in civil matters
In April 1999, Supreme Court Practice Note 3 of 1999 set the scene for the use of technology as an everyday tool in Victorian civil litigation. Its recent replacement, Practice Note 1 of 2002, reflects both the changes in technology and the experience of the Supreme Court and the legal profession over the past two years.

By Sandra Potter and Peter Moon

Unwanted Water: liability for flows in Victoria
The laws of nuisance, negligence and trespass play only a small part in framing contemporary remedies for damage caused by water flows in Victoria. Redress is now available under a maze of statutory entitlements. The focus has changed from the relatively vague notions underpinning common law principles to issues of statutory interpretation. This article provides a guide to the legislation and recent cases.

By Robert Sadler


Publications Department

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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: 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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