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Commercial Law

Commercial Law  

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The areas of the legal system governing commerce, including (but not limited to) agency, contracts, company law, business entities and partnerships, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, ...
Contract Law

Contract Law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.The principles of contract law govern ...
Dixon Court

Dixon Court  

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(18 April 1952–13 April 1964).During this period, the Court's prestige was very high, not only in Australia, but in other common law countries. Lord Denning described it as the ...
extrinsic material

extrinsic material  

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(aids to statutory interpretation)Material that is not included in the statute itself, but can help to clarify the meaning intended by Parliament (e.g. explanatory memoranda and parliamentary ...
impact of Court's decisions on Economy

impact of Court's decisions on Economy  

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The decisions of the High Court on the constitutional validity of Commonwealth and state laws have had a significant impact on the Australian economy. The operation of the federal system ...
judicial notice

judicial notice  

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The means by which the court may take as proven certain facts without hearing evidence. Notorious facts (i.e. matters of common knowledge) may be judicially noticed without inquiry. Some other facts ...
jurisprudence

jurisprudence  

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N.The theoretical analysis of legal issues at the highest level of abstraction. Jurisprudence may be distinguished from both legal theory and the philosophy of law by its concern with those questions ...
Law-making role: reflections

Law-making role: reflections  

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The central function of the courts is the adjudication of disputes. However, in the common law system, the adjudication of disputes necessarily involves the creation of rules and standards by ...
legalism

legalism  

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Formalism. A preference for firm rules and procedures; adhering closely to existing rules and interpreting rules in a strict or inflexible way. See also legal formalism. Cf judicial activism.
Mason Court

Mason Court  

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(6 February 1987 to 20 April 1995).The Mason Court was described by Maurice Byers in 1996 as one of ‘the most gifted and courageous High Courts in our history’. ...
Media and the Court

Media and the Court  

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In its first two decades, the High Court, as an element in the new institutional structure of the new federation, was the subject of intensive and detailed newspaper reportage, especially ...
property

property  

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N.Anything that can be owned. A distinction is made between real property (land and incorporeal hereditaments) and personal property (all other kinds of property) and between tangible property (that ...
Role of Court

Role of Court  

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The principal responsibilities of the High Court are to uphold the Constitution, maintain the rule of law, and act as the nation's final court of appeal in civil and criminal cases.[...]
Taxation law

Taxation law  

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The role of the High Court in shaping the essential concepts and impact of Australian taxation law is possibly greater than its role in any other area of commercial law. ...
Trade practices law

Trade practices law  

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Australia struggled to introduce a comprehensive competition policy from the time of federation. The Commonwealth's first attempt, in the form of the Australian Industries Preservation Act 1906 ...

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