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LIJ September 2006

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Cover Story

Outer limits: Potential liabilities for estate agents
Estate agents need to ensure their advertising practices comply with consumer protection laws.

By Toan Le

Cover Story

Feature Articles


Bound by the tape: oral confessions and admissions in criminal cases
To ensure their admissibility, oral confessions and admissions need to be taped or confirmed by tape.

By Bob Williams

Contaminated Land

Building on contaminated land
Legislative amendment of the Building Act is needed to remove the confusion over when it is safe to start building on contaminated land undergoing remediation work.

By Leonie Kelleher

Expert Witnesses

Each to their own: Addressing the problem of expect witness partiality
An expert witness has a paramount duty to assist the court impartially and to avoid becoming an advocate for a party.

By George Golvan QC


The road to VCAT - recent changes to co-ownership law
VCAT is now the sole forum for particular litigation matters between co-owners of land or goods

By Mark Mulvany

Offers of Compromise

The ups and downs of making or rejecting an offer of compromise
The court has an unfettered discretion to vary or withhold the costs penalties for rejecting a realistic offer of compromise.

By Dr Sharon Korman


Where does the nest-egg go? Transmission of business and choice of super
Transferring a business from one employer to another requires careful consideration of employees' differing entitlements to choice of superannuation fund.

By Evan Mentiplay


Publications Department

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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.

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