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Cite as: December 2015 89 (12) LIJ, p.66

New books and seminar papers
LIV Members may borrow library material for 14 days, with a one week renewal available unless reserved by a member. Items can be collected from the library, posted or sent via DX free of charge. Material including the location REF is unable to be borrowed.
Blount, Simon, Electronic Contracts (2nd edn), LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015 (KN 13 B 1 2)

Urbas, Gregor, Cybercrime Legislation: Cases and Commentary, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015 (KN 347 U 1)

Family law

Dessau, Linda, Papaleo, Vincent, Matthews, Helen et al, Family Violence Conference 2015. Seminar papers, 23 September 2015, Law Institute of Victoria Continuing Professional Development, 2015 (F KN 175 D 3)

Crisp, Philip, So You Want to be a Leader, Hybrid Publishers, 2015 (KL 96.1 C 3)

Media law
Butler, Des and Rodrick, Sharon, Australian Media Law (5th edn), Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia, 2015 (KN 343 B 1 5)

Negotiation Alexander, Nadja and Howieson, Jill, Negotiation: A How to Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2015 (KN 398.4 A 2)

Property law
Mulino, Daniel, Hay, Robert, Schramm, Mark et al, Property Law Conference 2015. Seminar papers, 4 September 2015, Law Institute of Victoria Continuing Professional Development, 2015 (F KN 60 M 5)

Succession law

Wilson, Kathy, Derham, Mark, Hardingham, Ian et al, Property Law Conference 2015. Seminar papers, 4 September 2015, Law Institute of Victoria Continuing Professional Development, 2015 (F KN 120 W 4)
Articles may be requested online and will be emailed, faxed or mailed to members.

Administration of estates

Martin, Kimberley and Worrall, Peter, “How to deal with a digital estate in estate planning and estate administration” in Law Letter, no 125, Autumn 2015, pp16-17 (ID 60268) Discusses the definition of a digital asset, digital estate, the provision for digital estate planning, as well as dealing with a digital estate in estate administration.

Building contracts

Downie, Andrew, “Domestic Building Contacts Act 1995 (Vic) applies to multi-apartment developments: Burbank Australia Pty Ltd v Owners Corp” in Australian Construction Law Bulletin, vol 27 no 5, July 2015, pp84-85 (ID 60160) Commentary on a Supreme Court of Victoria decision in relation to the application of the Domestic Building Contract Act 2005 for multi-apartment developments. Includes a definition of domestic building work and discussion on breach of warranties and owners corporation.

Competition and consumer law

Sise, Peter, “The final report of the Competition Policy Review and Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act” in Competition & Consumer Law News, vol 31 no 3-4, June/July 2015, pp38-42 (ID 60096) An overview of the 2015 Competition Policy Review chaired by Professor Ian Harper with comments on simplification of part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act, misuse of market power, price signalling, cartel conduct and vertical arrangements, as well as the definitions of competition and market.


Hinchcliffe, Sarah, “It’s a jungle out there! Part 1” in Internet Law Bulletin, vol 18 no 4, July 2015, pp88-91 (ID 60167) Part one focuses on the development of internet defamation in Australia and publication in cyberspace.

Employment law
Webster, Janine, Baillie, Caitlin and Evangelou, Maria, “Experience and internships: employers obligations” in Brief, vol 42 no 7, August 2015, pp37-38 (ID 60161)
Commentary on work experience and internship arrangements in the workplace. Discusses employment relationships, defining internships and work experience. Includes a list of tips for internship and work experience arrangements.

Law practice management
“Top five priorities in running a law firm” in LawTalk, no 869, 17 July 2015, p33 (ID 60168) LawTalk asks Simon McCrum, a managing partner in UK law firm Darby’s, the top priorities for firm and sole practitioners for a successful business.

Legal capacity
McSherry, Bernadette and Butler, Andrew, “Support for the exercise of legal capacity: the role of the law” in Journal of Law & Medicine, vol 22 no 4, June 2015, pp739-744 (ID 60259) This article looks at the 2014 Australian Law Reform Commission’s report on legal capacity for people with disability. Includes discussion on supported decision-making, as well as asking the question does the law have a role?

Legal profession
Chambers, Deborah, “Keeping high achieving women in the profession” in LawTalk, no 860, 13 March 2015, pp22-24 (ID 60095) An overview of Harvard Business School and Law Council of Australia reports on women in the law. Article includes how to keep high achievers, women’s expectations and debunking myths, as well as suggested changes and practical and cultural barriers.

Managed investment trusts
Cardwell, Joshua, “A new tax system for managed investment trusts” in Taxation in Australia, vol 50 no 1, July 2015, pp46-49 (ID 60164)
Overview of the new exposure draft released on the 9 April 2015 on the Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Management Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 (Cth). Includes tables and diagrams.

Medical negligence
Upton, Victoria, “The importance of good record keeping for practitioners and evidence of usual practice – Smythe v Burgman (No 2)” in Australian Health Law Bulletin, vol 23 no 6, July 2015, pp110-112 (ID 60163) Commentary on the 2015 NSW Supreme Court decision of Smythe v Burgman (No 2) in relation to breach of duty by medical practitioners, allegations of negligence, witness credibility as well causation and the need for accurate record keeping.

Leonard, Peter and Carbon, Althea, “Ben Grubb as investigative reporter: is metadata really personal information” in Privacy Law Bulletin, vol 12 no 7, July 2015, pp175-179 (ID 60170)
Commentary of the determination of Australian Privacy Commissioner in Ben Grubb v Telstra Corporation and the new Commonwealth Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data retention) Act 2015. Highlights issues relating to access of personal information, metadata and data retention.

Restraint of trade
Davies, David, “Effective restraint of trade clauses – tips for drafting and enforcing restraints” in Inhouse Counsel, vol 19 no 6-7, August 2015, pp80-83 (ID 60258) Tips for drafting restraint of trade clauses, particularly for inhouse counsel.

Trust deeds
Bitmead, Chris, “One off the-shelf” in Taxation in Australia, vol 50 no 1, July 2015, pp32-34 (ID 60169) Tips for customising off the shelf trust deeds to give beneficiaries better asset protection.

“Legal practitioners’ duty in respect of client testamentary capacity” in Brief, vol 42 no 7, August 2015, pp40-41 (ID 60272) An overview for the legal practitioner on testamentary capacity of a client from the Legal Profession Complaints Committee (WA).

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