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Cover Story

The empowered client

The Legal Profession Uniform Law has changed the lawyer/client relationship. 

By Naomi Murray and Liz Harris


Feature Articles

Lawyers facing client supervening incapacity - Part I


Lawyers facing client supervening incapacity - Part I

Lawyers must be alert to issues of client capacity, both at the outset of any retainer and, just as importantly, during an ongoing engagement. This is the first of two articles.

By Gino Dal Pont and Anita Smith

Fracking concerns


Fracking concerns

A Victorian parliamentary inquiry will determine  how and when onshore unconventional gas exploration and development proceeds. Land access arrangements  and compensation models  will be tested on both sides  of landowners' gates. 

By Steve Chambers

Handle with care


Handle with care

The Supreme Court of Appeal decision in Velkoski reinforces that practitioners must  adopt a strict approach to the admission of tendency and coincidence evidence. 

By Harry Venice

A taxing affair


A taxing affair

Practitioners should be aware of the voluntary disclosure programs administered by the ATO and the likely outcome of such disclosures, particularly in family law proceedings.  

By Amber Agustin and Benjamin Lancaster

Moving with the times


Moving with the times

Courts have tended to award minimal compensation to victims of sexual harassment, but a Federal Court decision has set a new benchmark.

By Emma Starkey and Jenna Vardi

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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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