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LIJ March 2003

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LIJ March 2003

Cover Story

Cover Story

A new business model for legal services
In the growing and highly competitive global market for legal services, the development and implementation of Internet-based workflow project and matter management technology will provide the basis for new ways of doing business.

By Elizabeth Broderick and Stuart Jones

Cover Story

Feature Articles


The new domestic building insurance regime
Last year, when private insurance policies replaced the guarantee scheme, saw the biggest changes in the domestic building warranty market in Victoria since May 1996.

By Suzanne Kirton

Directors' duties
Corporate governance dangers of deeds of indemnity, access and insurance 
Deeds of indemnity, access and insurance need to strike a fair balance between the interests of the directors and those of the company.
By Emilios Kyrou

Water supply

Wanted–water: rights of access to water
Question: Who owns the waters of Victoria? Answer: Nobody. Question: Who controls the waters of Victoria? Answer: The Crown.
Question: But what about me - can't I have water? Answer: It depends.
This article examines the two pillars of water management in Victoria: Crown control and private access rights.

By Robert Sadler

Financial services
Beyond glossy compliance manuals 
Financial service providers need to be aware that they may face claims for punitive damages if they do not have adequate systems in place to supervise and control their employees.
By Dino Currao


Delivering developers value – part two
Part one of this article lastmonth reviewed the general legal and drafting matters to consider when acting for developers. Part two deals with the more sophisticated projects and project-specific drafting required.

By Nick Holuigue

Caveats:still a bargain at $59 
Caveats are a simple and effective way of protecting solicitors from claims of negligence.
By Peter Lovell


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  • Commonwealth Law Conference draws near
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  • Mum’s the word for magistrate
  • Pushed into the limelight
  • Every Issue

  • Law Institute advocacy
  • Ethics : Leading by example
  • New admissions
  • Reviews of judgments
  • Ethics Committee rulings
  • Institute update
  • From the President : Countdown to conference
  • With all due respect? Is that one lump or two, boss?
  • ALRC : Patenting genes
  • Unsolicited
  • inprint (books)
  • I.T. in practice : Spam, spam, spam, spam
  • From the CEO : Taking PD to the country
  • insites (web)
  • According to Merit? : Tits and arse
  • Member services
  • Tax issues : Professional privilege, the ATO and s263
  • Legal action
  • Practice notes
  • Pro bono : The write stuff
  • Conferences
  • Penalty interest rate
  • VLRC : Child support
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