In Australia, it is well-established (see eg Paul v Constance) that the creation of a trust requires a sufficiently clear manifestation of intent on the part of the supposed settlor (the ‘certainty of intention‘ requirement). Generally, the requisite intention is said to be evinced by the use of language bearing a sufficiently imperative character. The … Continue reading Precatory words, Love and the law of equity
Like several Rob Reiner films, Flipped (2010) is a hidden gem that you could be forgiven for overlooking as a consequence of some questionable marketing that doesn’t do it justice. It’s almost criminally underrated, with a 55% rating on rotten tomatoes and a 45 on Metacritic. Its user ratings are better (78% and 7.9 respectively), … Continue reading Thoughts on film: ‘Flipped’
I wrote the following for De Minimis‘ Issue 2, Semester 1, 2019. [T]here’s nothing wrong with being part of a minority. Even and especially a minority of one. I actually wrote the bulk of this piece some months ago, never necessarily intending for it to be shared or published. This was long before the controversy … Continue reading Article for De Minimis: Minority of One
To define Shayna by her mistakes is to deny the whole person that is Shayna Jack. The first semester I contributed to De Minimis (Semester 2 of 2018 – my second semester at law school), I happened to submit two articles, both of which were published. Not only was this a newfound level of success … Continue reading Article for De Minimis: Shayna Jack is not a ‘drug cheat’
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