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LIJ August 2003

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LIJ August 2003

Cover Story

Cover Story

At your service - a guide to the Magistrates’ Court services and programs
The Magistrates' Court of Victoria has responded to the changing needs of the community by implementing various programs and services.

By Jelena Popovic

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Unconscionable conduct

Unconscionability and the Trade Practices Act
Taking advantage of a superior bargaining position in a commercial context does not necessarily satisfy the legal definition of “unconscionable conduct”.

By Dr Srechko Kontelj

Juvenile justice
On the right track 
It is important that Victoria's "dual track" juvenile justice system does not become derailed.
By Liz Curran and Rob Stary

Legal services

Law wthout borders?
The internationalisation of legal services has implications for Australian lawyers.

By Christopher Arup

Financial reporting
In search of financial reporting relief 
There is no easy way of obtaining relief from preparing financial reports and directors' reports and having reports audited.
By Gerard Kennedy

Legal services

Sweetening the corporate deal
What makes some firms successful in attracting and retaining corporate clients while others watch from the sidelines? What makes an in-house lawyer choose one firm over another, or decide whether to insource or outsource?

By Kirsten Mander

Bricks without straw: Domestic builders’ warranty insurance liability 
A Supreme Court of Victoria decision has benefits for home owners seeking protection against loss caused by a defaulting builder.
By Peter Lithgow and Neil McPhee


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  • Compulsory CPD a step closer
  • Open all hours?
  • New ACCC chair briefs LIV
  • Better funding days ahead: Chief Justice
  • Awards recognise work with indigenous community
  • LIV honours former president
  • Lawyer heads AIB
  • Senate investigates legal aid funding
  • News

  • Sex assault report calls for reform
  • Judges handing down longer sentences
  • Government lawyers – passion for the public interest
  • CLCs celebrate 30 years
  • Universities seek alumni support
  • Timely advice for new practitioners
  • Farewell Justice Howard Olney
  • A lame watchdog?
  • Every Issue

  • Legislation update
  • Member services
  • inreference (articles)
  • From the President: Advance Australian lawyers
  • With all due respect? : The house of pain
  • Pro bono : Public exposure
  • Unsolicited
  • inprint (books)
  • According to merit : Stop fishing around
  • Practice notes
  • Ethics : Someone to watch over me
  • New admissions
  • From the CEO: Resolving Regulation
  • insites (web)
  • VLRC : Home safe
  • Penalty interest rate
  • Ethics Committee rulings
  • Institute update
  • Reviews of judgments
  • Tax issues : Less margin for error
  • I.T. in practice : Bill right
  • Superannuation : Super saving
  • Legal action
  • Conferences
  • Human resources : Next in line
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