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LIJ August 2004

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Courting respect - New Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant
Diana Bryant's legal career has been characterised by outstanding results gained through hard work and a willingness to lead. As the new Family Court Chief Justice she will need all these attributes to head the country's most controversial court.

By Jason Silverii

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Feature Articles


Arbitration the forgotten ADR?
The once treasured art of arbitration has unfairly been devalued. It has much to offer, especially in the field of commercial alternative dispute resolution management.

By Peter Condliffe

Corporations law

Broken wings: Corporate high fliers and disqualification orders
The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) allows for a person to be disqualified from taking part in the management of a corporation, sometimes for life, and it seems that disqualification orders are becoming an established part of the corporate enforcement landscape.

By St.John Hibble

Magistrates' Court

Magistrates’ Court developments
Changes proposed for the Magistrates' Court during the coming months include an increase in its civil jurisdiction to $100,000, a revitalised Industrial Division, the possibility of judicial registrars and the continuing development of the Street Sex Workers' List.

By Ian L Gray


Mediations a cautionary approach
Mediations are now a critical step in the litigation process and mediators should be alert to their responsibilities as well as the boundaries within which they may operate.

By Michael Edelstein

Fair trading

More fire power for the Director of Consumer Affairs
Stronger powers of enforcement now mean that the Director of Consumer Affairs can take targeted action against businesses where Fair Trading Act contraventions occur in Victoria.

By Richard Wilson

Information technology

NET Working
The Internet promises much for those Australian lawyers who learn to harness its power and make their websites business development drivers.

By Huntly Gordon

Legal practice

Unqualified legal practice defined
Unqualified legal practice is a serious concern for regulatory authorities, for the wider legal profession and for our entire community.

By Sarah Gaden


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.

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