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Lawyers rally against death penalty

Supreme Court judge Lex Lasry led members of the profession in a mercy vigil against the Indonesian executions. 

By Carolyn Ford

Feature Articles

A question of identity


A question of identity

Through poor drafting, clerical error or misunderstanding who they were dealing with, contracts sometimes wrongly identify or fail to specify a party. This can have serious consequences.

By Josh Wilson and Cam Truong

Mental health reforms


Mental health reforms

The amended Mental Health Act establishes a revised statutory regime for the treatment of persons experiencing mental illness.

By Jayr Teng

Neighbourly divides


Neighbourly divides

The Fences Amendment Act 2014 comprehensively amends the law to make processes in the Fences Act 1968 clearer and provide parties with greater guidance about their obligations. 

By Mia Hollick

Acting without common sense


Acting without common sense

"Don't worry son, I will act for your wife in her family law matter against her ex and if he says anything against me I will sue him for defamation."

By Terry Weerappah

Insurers' subrogation rights reinforced


Insurers' subrogation rights reinforced

A judgment of the Supreme Court of Victoria underlines the importance of keeping insurers' rights of subrogation front of mind during the litigation process. 

By Calum Cook

Recognition and protection for intersex persons


Recognition and protection for intersex persons

Intersex people are now given greater protection in the workplace and employers need to be aware of their new obligations. 

By Mehnaz Yoosuf


Publications Department

(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: Managing editor: Carolyn Ford. Sub-editor/publications coordinator: Mary Kerley. Journalist: Karin Derkley. Sub-editor/proofreader: Libby Brown. Art director: Katherine Alexander. Editorial & administrative assistant: Sophie Suelzle. Advertising: Lisa Crowle.


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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