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Leading Cases in Australian Law: A Guide to the 200 Most Frequently Cited Judgments

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ISBN13: 9781760020606
Published: August 2016
Publisher: The Federation Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £43.95

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Leading Cases in Australian Law provides, in essence, a summary of the 200 most cited cases in Australian law. Each case note contains an outline of the facts, issues and decision, an extract of the most frequently cited portions of the judgment, commentary incorporating later decisions on the topic, and cross-references to the leading texts on the legal area of the case. Finally, under each case heading there is a single-sentence proposition for which the case stands as authority, and these are later collated in a table for easy reference.

This is the first book of its kind published in Australia, and it is intended to serve as a portrait of Australian law as currently practised. Appendices are included to complete this picture, providing further information such as lists of top cases by subject area, and a ranking of the most cited judges.

This book will be useful to law students, who will likely encounter most of these cases during the course of their degree, as well as to legal practitioners, who will find it a useful reference for the cases that have faded from memory since law school as well as the cases cited in daily practice.

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Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Foreword by Chief Justice Robert French AC
The 200 Most Frequently Cited Cases
About the Authors
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

200. Leading Cases in Australian Law

Selection from the ranked list of Leading Cases:

25. Markarian v The Queen (2005) 228 CLR 357
26. March v Stramare (E & MH) Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506
27. Waltons Stores (Interstate) Ltd v Maher (1988) 164 CLR 387
28. Postiglione v The Queen (1997) 189 CLR 295
29. Wyong Shire Council v Shirt (1980) 146 CLR 40
30. Port of Melbourne Authority v Anshun Pty Ltd (1981) 147 CLR 589
31. BP Refinery (Westernport) Pty Ltd v Hastings Shire Council (1977) 180 CLR 266
32. Commercial Bank of Australia v Amadio (1983) 151 CLR 447
33. Hospital Products Ltd v United States Surgical Corporation (1984) 156 CLR 41
34. Brisbane South Regional Health Authority v Taylor (1996) 186 CLR 541
35. Wardley Australia Ltd v Western Australia (1992) 175 CLR 514
36. Lowe v The Queen (1984) 154 CLR 606
37. Toll (FGCT) Pty Ltd v Alphapharm Pty Ltd (2004) 219 CLR 165
38. Colgate-Palmolive Co v Cussons Pty Ltd (1993) 46 FCR 225
39. Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1
40. Devries v Australian National Railways Commission (1993) 177 CLR 472
41. Dey v Victorian Railways Commissioners (1949) 78 CLR 62
42. Cooper Brookes (Wollongong) Pty Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (1981) 147 CLR 297
43. Decor Corporation Pty Ltd v Dart Industries Inc (1991) 33 FCR 397
44. Warren v Coombes (1979) 142 CLR 531
45. Ainsworth v Criminal Justice Commission (1992) 175 CLR 564
46. Walton v Gardiner (1993) 177 CLR 378
47. Mill v The Queen (1988) 166 CLR 59
48. Chan v Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1989) 169 CLR 379
49. Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Eshetu (1999) 197 CLR 611
50. Abebe v Commonwealth (1999) 197 CLR 510

Appendix 1: Alphabetical List of Cases and Propositions
Appendix 2: List of Cases by Subject Area
Appendix 3: List of Most Cited English Cases
Appendix 4: List of Most Cited Judges
Appendix 5: List of ‘Fast Riser’ Cases