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LIJ August 2012

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Cover Story

Taken in Context: Tendency and Coincidence Evidence

The Victorian Court of Appeal has made important changes to its treatment of tendency and coincidence evidence in response to the commencement of the Evidence Act in 2010.

By Christopher Beale and Glenn Barr


Feature Articles

A Victory for Injured Victorians


A Victory for Injured Victorians
The case of Transport Accident Commission v Serwylo has clarified a technical point in Victorian personal injury litigation and substantially widened the gateway to common law damages for those injured in motor vehicle accidents.

By Jane McCullough

Good for your client, good for you


Good for your client, good for you
The Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner can provide dispute resolution services for all commercial business disputes, not just those relating to retail leases.

By Geoff Browne

Legislative  changes land greater purchaser protection


Legislative changes land greater purchaser protection

Amendments to the Sale of Land Act have changed some statutory obligations and will affect solicitors acting on behalf of vendors and property developers in property transactions.

By Esra Ozege

Plain language  a commercial edge?


Plain language a commercial edge?

Applying plain language principles to your work as a lawyer has the potential to give you a strong commercial edge. Even without this motivation, international trends suggest that lawyers may be required to be better written communicators.

By Joh Kirby


Publications Department

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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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