this product is unavailable for purchase using a firm account, please log in with a personal account to make this purchase.

LIJ December 2009

The content below is for members only. Login or Join Now to Enjoy the Benefits

Cover Story

An appealing procedure

The introduction of interlocutory appeals through the Criminal Procedure Act aims to reduce the disadvantages of post-trial appeals against conviction.

By Philip Priest QC and Bruce Gardner

Feature Articles

Clarity evident in new Act


Clarity evident in new Act

Practitioners need to be aware of changes to the law of evidence, especially in regard to civil procedure.

By Douglas J James

Faster access to justice revisited

Criminal Procedure

Faster access to justice revisited

Criminal lawyers need to understand both the new summary crime procedure introduced by the Criminal Procedure Act and its practical implications.

By Paul Jansen

Leases and the fiscal sword of Damocles

Transfer Duty

Leases and the fiscal sword of Damocles

Amendments to the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) have left issues regarding its transfer duty general anti-avoidance provision unresolved and problematic.

By Eu-Jin Teo

Redefining unfair terms in consumer contracts

Consumer contracts

Redefining unfair terms in consumer contracts

The reach of unfair contract terms regulation is now broader than ever, with the Victorian provisions extended to apply to consumer credit contracts and the commencement of a national regime imminent.

By Yanson Ching


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.

LIV Social