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LIJ April 2006

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Feature Articles


Battered women’s syndrome and self-defence
Legislative amendment has clarified the type and extent of evidence admissible to support a battered woman's claim of self-defence when charged with killing her abuser.

By Andrew Hale, Corinne Borg and Paul McClure

Parental Access/Drugs

Drug testing in family law
The usefulness of drug testing must be considered when drafting orders for contact and residence of children.

By David Edney and Dr David Deam

Practising Certificates

Practising certificate practicalities
The rules governing practising certificates have changed under the Legal Profession Act 2004.

By Steven Sapountsis


Undressing incorporation
Incorporation has been touted as the answer to the problems of running a practice as a business, but is it more a case of the "Emperor's New Clothes"?

By Maciej Wasilewicz and George Beaton

Blood Tests

What blood alcohol reading is my client’s blood sample?
The certificate of blood analysis provided by the police implies the reading is conclusive. This is not the case.

By David McSteen

Industrial Relations

When business changes hands - the issue of severance dough
The High Court last year overturned two controversial decisions by the Federal Court that had considered severance pay and the transmission of business.

By Carolyn Sutherland and Nick Ruskin

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