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LIJ June 2010

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What's yours is mine adverse possession in Victoria
Abbatangelo is one of the leading authorities on adverse possession law but even it leaves many questions unanswered.

By Jonathan Tisher and Phillip Leaman

Feature Articles

Death  and taxes executors; liability to the ATO

Death and taxes executors; liability to the ATO
Tax debts arising after estate assets have been distributed to beneficiaries by personal representatives have raised the question of liability for payment.

By Michael Flynn

Good news for japanese trade

Good news for japanese trade
Japan's recent accession to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) has considerable implications for importers and exporters – and the lawyers advising them.

By Troy Keily and Benjamin Hayward

Look before you leap

Look before you leap
Practitioners should be alert to risk management strategies when dealing with clients looking to invest in improvident transactions.

By Heather Hibberd

No spin  cycle

No spin cycle
In an address to a Melbourne Press Club luncheon on 16 April 2010, Supreme Court of Victoria Chief Justice Marilyn Warren spoke about why the judiciary must continue to focus on delivering justice. This is an edited version of her remarks.

Shutting up shop

Shutting up shop
Company liquidation or “winding up” terminates a company which is no longer required by its owners, is insolvent or is being run in an oppressive, inappropriate or unlawful fashion.

By Michael Gronow

Trusts remediies gap filled

Trusts remediies gap filled
For years remedies in oppression proceedings under the Corporations Act 2001 have been held not to be available to unit trusts. The Victorian Supreme Court has recently held that such remedies are indeed available.

By Michael Wise

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