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LIJ April 2012

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Cover Story

Tenants beware: Don't get hit by safety maintenance costs

Your building lease may require you to pay the cost of safety maintenance and repair or for safety inspections and services. These costs must be met by the landlord.

By Norman Mermelstein and Michael Redfern


Feature Articles

The costs  of driving together


The costs of driving together

Solicitors who act for multiple clients who conduct business "together" need to be aware of conflicts of interest, associated fiduciary duties and the scope of retainers.

By Chris Tam

Consumers left up in the air


Consumers left up in the air
The Australian Consumer Law is supposed to ensure that we are getting what we pay for, but are we? Consumer protection needs greater clarity.

By George Raitt

Cross-border insolvency: finding the hub of the matter


Cross-border insolvency: finding the hub of the matter
Determining where a debtor has its “centre of main interests” is crucial to obtaining prompt recognition of a foreign insolvency proceeding and thereby protecting vulnerable assets.

By Dr Philip Bender

Not in the  running


Not in the running

As the use of online banking increases, the laws created to serve a bygone era of banking practice need updating.

By Michael Zhou

A breach in the promise


A breach in the promise
A High Court decision shows that the party relying on an exclusion clause must ensure it is worded appropriately to provide the protection sought.

By Daniel Khoury

Painting the right picture


Painting the right picture

Companies making corporate disclosures risk charges of misleading or deceptive conduct if they fail to consider both the accuracy of information disclosed and the likely impact on average investors.

By Patrick Boardman and Gabrielle Levette


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Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.


Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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