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LIJ March 2012

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Cover Story

Talking about a revolution
A radical shakeup of legal services is under way in the UK with big retailers and banks entering the law.

By Neil Rose

Feature Articles

The battle for defence costs


The battle for defence costs
Disputes between insured parties and their insurance companies over who pays for the cost of defending claims against the insured in court have tended to favour the insured.

By Robin Shute and Rebecca Hosking

When justice is significantly injured


When justice is significantly injured
Do the "significant injury" provisions of the Wrongs Act conflict with the Victorian Charter of  Human Rights and Responsibilities?

By Jeremy King

WikiLeaks: Why no laws were broken


WikiLeaks: Why no laws were broken
In November 2010, WikiLeaks published US government documents.  The Australian Federal Police told the Australian government that no investigation was justified. They were right.

By Professor Margaret Jackson

Putting Australia on the arbitration map


Putting Australia on the arbitration map
Significant amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) and associated state laws have the potential to make Australia more attractive as a forum for arbitrating international commercial agreements.

By Robert Kovacs

Topping up the super burden


Topping up the super burden
Constant legislative tinkering intended to make the superannuation system safer and more affordable may instead increase costs and undermine user confidence.

By Simun Soljo and Pascal Kasimba

A thoroughly modern monitor


A thoroughly modern monitor
Criticism of the EPA led to a wide-ranging investigation of its policies and procedures. It now plans to implement all 119 recommendations in the resulting report.

By Peter George and Emily Long

Remodelling executive remuneration


Remodelling executive remuneration
Strict rules now regulate the fixing of executive pay and bonuses, but the matter may not be entirely settled.

By Emma Goodwin


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