B if a man has without a recognised legal

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Unformatted text preview: received a ring in contemplation of marriage refuses to fulfil the conditions of the gift she must return it. (b) If a man has, without a recognised legal justification, refused to carry out his promise of marriage, he cannot demand the return of the engagement ring. (c) It matters not in law that the repudiation of the promise may turn out to the ultimate advantage of both parties. A judge must apply the existing law as to the limits of justification for breach. (d) If the engagement to marry be dissolved by mutual consent, then in the absence of agreement to the contrary, the engagement ring and like gifts must be returned by each party to the other. Smart AJ went on to say: A woman would also be able to raise a plea of legal justification of her decision to refuse to carry out her promise of marriage. There may be repudiatory conduct on the man’s part, for example, acts of violence towards the woman or having a steady and sexual relationship with another woman. In such circumstances the woman can probably keep the ring. Personal property used as a security The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) established a public Register of Person...
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