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LIJ December 2006

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Cover Story

Off the rails: When Employees bolt with your business
There is no point shutting the door after an employee has bolted with your company’s trade secrets.

By Dr Robert Dean

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Medical Privacy

Breach of confidence in the public interest?
Has confidentiality of medical records ended since the Victorian Court of Appeals decision in Royal Women’s Hospital v Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria?

By Elizabeth Kennedy


Burning the midnight oil
A case concerning failure to complete the purchase of land considered whether a solicitor must remain in their office until midnight to accommodate the purchaser.

By Daniel Aghion


Re-examination of patent during litigation
The Federal Court’s Capral decision has far-reaching procedural and tactical implications for those involved in patent litigation.

By Richard McCormack

Industrial Relations

Testing times - drugs, alcohol and the workplace
Workplace drug testing raises competing concerns about safety and efficiency versus privacy and discrimination.

By Emma Goodwin

Human Rights

The growing importance of international human rights in Victorian law
Positive judicial commentary, a newly legislated charter of rights and the establishment of a legal resource centre all point to the burgeoning significance of human rights in Victorian legal practice.

By Peter Henley

Shareholders' Rights

Words that come back to haunt: Ensuring company prospectuses comply
The Full Federal Court decision in Cadence means shareholders can seek damages caused by defective prospectuses from their companies without rescission.

By Professor Paul von Nessen and Rachel Weeks


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