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LIJ September 2008

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Cover Story

A structure to suit
Although the Legal Profession Act 2004 allows flexibility in law practice structures, there are often obstacles. Maintaining the partnership structure, but changing the way in which partnership interest may be held, is an option.

By Rohan Harris

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Workplace harassment

Delay workplace investigations at your peril
Employers and lawyers must avoid workplace claims of bullying, harassment and the like falling into the “too hard basket” or face serious consequences.

By Grevis Beard and Rose Bryant-Smith

Traffic offences

Drink-driving detours
New defences to drink-driving offences continue to be created, with mixed success.

By Warwick J Walsh-Buckley

De facto relationships

Going separate ways
Courts will now have to consider relationship agreements when determining property entitlements and maintenance after unmarried couples break up.

By Adrian Stone and Kathryn Downs


The meaning of legislation: context, purpose and respect for fundamental rights
One month before his retirement High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson presented a Victoria Law Foundation Oration on “Statutory Interpretation” at the Victorian Supreme Court’s Banco Court.

By High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson

Intellectual property

When place names are worth bottling
Europe has recognised the value of wine geographical origins for more than a century. Australian vineyards are also realising their value.

By Sarah Hinchliffe

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