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LIJ April 2005

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Cover Story

More players but missing the target: the effect of proportionate liability legislation
Proportionate liability amendments to the TPA and the Wrongs Act have considerably changed the way claims are to be brought and defended. However, they have also resulted in uncertainty over how litigation should be conducted.

By Matthew Blycha

Feature Articles

Avoiding liability for sexual harassment: enforcement of workplace policies
Employers may be protected from vicarious liability for an employee’s sexual harassment of a co-worker if they have taken reasonable precautions to prevent the conduct.

By Carolyn Sutherland

Murphy’s Law: you get what you expect
Until the High Court decision in Murphy, disappointed expectations alone were not compensable under the Trade Practices Act. It now seems that they are.

By Richard Greenfield

Reproduction rights – the growing acceptance of surrogacy
Surrogacy has arguably been the most controversial mode of assisted reproduction. However, there has been a gradual judicial and legislative trend towards acceptance of it as a legitimate means of family formation.

By Victoria Lambropoulos

The spectre of Browne v Dunn: Criminal proceedings in the era of pre-trial disclosure
It appears that the Crime (Criminal Trials) Act 1999 and the informal practices of the contest mention system in summary prosecutions have had the consequence of circumscribing the operation of the rule in Browne v Dunn in criminal proceedings in Victoria.

By Oscar Roos


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