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What is Just and Equitable?

By David Smallbone

The phrase “just and equitable” occurs surprisingly often in legislation. It has a long history. One of the dangers of specialisation is that it is easy to overlook the history, significance and a full understanding of words which are familiar and even hackneyed
in a particular context, but which have in fact been chosen by the legislative drafter against a background of previous use and established application in other contexts.

 

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