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LIJ August 2009

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Cover Story

Family Court spreads cloak of protection

The Family Court has found that grave risk of harm from ongoing family violence is sufficient to preclude the return of abducted children to their country of origin under the Hague Convention.

By Sally Nicholes

Child abduction

Feature Articles

No longer at large

Freedom of information

No longer at large

The Victorian Court of Appeal has rejected the blanket "world at large" assumption underlying s33(1) of the Freedom of Information Act and held that the release of documents will depend on the circumstances of the case.

By Joanne Kummrow

Reflections of a former solicitor on the  Supreme Court Bench

Suprme Court

Reflections of a former solicitor on the Supreme Court Bench

Former Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Emilios Kyrou is only the second solicitor in Victoria's history to be appointed to the Supreme Court Bench, a position he took up in May last year. The first solicitor appointed was Justice Bernard Teague, who retired in February 2008 after more than 20 years on the Bench. Justice Kyrou speaks about his first year of judicial service.

By Justice Emilios Kyrou

Rolling the dice

Duty of care

Rolling the dice

Although the courts have held that no duty of care is owed to problem gamblers to stop them from suffering gambling losses, recent cases suggest that a claim in negligence to recover losses might succeed in an "extraordinary" case.

By Julian Snow

Sex, videotape and the law: Breach of confidence becomes breach of privacy?

Privacy

Sex, videotape and the law: Breach of confidence becomes breach of privacy?

While the specific tort of invasion of privacy is yet to be upheld, compensation for mental distress and embarrassment is available using the doctrine of breach of confidence.

By Dr Robert Dean

So tell me, what's your plan?: Succession issues for small practices

Business Succession

So tell me, what's your plan?: Succession issues for small practices

With an ageing legal profession, succession planning issues are becoming more critical, particularly in smaller suburban and regional practices.

By Anthony Burke and Sam Coupland

 



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