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Portrait of a legal life

A portrait of the late giant of the law brought legal luminaries together at the historic  Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. 

By Carolyn Ford

Feature Articles

Legal services under ChAFTA


Legal services under ChAFTA

The benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement need to be viewed in the context of other significant developments, including recent rules concerning the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. 

By Andrew Godwin and Timothy Howse

Unjust enrichment  Unifying concept or cause of action?


Unjust enrichment Unifying concept or cause of action?

The law of restitution and unjust enrichment has been heavily influenced by academic commentary. However, the High Court has repeatedly stated that concepts such as "unjust enrichment" do not supply the elements of a cause of action. 

By Lionel Wirth

Spurious child support applications


Spurious child support applications

Practitioners are reminded of the circumstances in which court applications in relation to child support may be made and the appropriate courts for the institution of child support proceedings. 

By Anna Parker

Malleability of a doctrine


Malleability of a doctrine

The vitality of the principle of proprietary estoppel is illustrated by recent High Court and Victorian Court of Appeal cases. 

By By Philip Barton

Justice is fairness


Justice is fairness

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that courts continue to have a residual common law discretion to exclude evidence unfair to an accused. 

By Michael R Wilson

A mark of faith


A mark of faith

Those who register trade marks  in bad faith are subject to opposition in the courts.  

By Ian Horak


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.

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