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LIJ August 2011

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Beware the social network

Businesses which market themselves through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter may be held liable for misleading statements posted by third parties.

By John Fogarty

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Feature Articles

A helping hand  for the vulnerable

A helping hand for the vulnerable

The new Assessment and Referral Court List offers benefits to clients with cognitive impairments, but also confronts practitioners with ethical issues not common in the mainstream courts.

By Carrie O’Shea and Eleanore Fritze

Incorporation -  proceed with caution

Incorporation - proceed with caution

The legal and professional obligations of law firms that incorporate can be complex – and potential conflicts between them and directors’ duties need to be watched.

By Patrick Oliver

Mudaraba, musharaka, murabaha -  new terms to bank on

Mudaraba, musharaka, murabaha - new terms to bank on

A basic knowledge of Islamic banking and finance has become important for legal practitioners, partly because of recent support the industry has received from the Australian government.

By Maria Bhatti

The appeal of the drinking driver


The appeal of the drinking driver

Defective pleading, invalid requirements, summons service problems and reasonableness grounds have all given rise to appeals in drink-driving cases.

By Warwick J Walsh-Buckley

When their error becomes your liability

When their error becomes your liability

Land tax law changes now make it the landholder’s responsibility to tell the State Revenue Office when it makes mistakes in assessments.

By Michael Norbury

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