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LIJ December 2007

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Cover Story

The winds of change: The impact of the charter of rights
The Charter of Rights, due to come into effect on 1 January 2008, may have a wider impact on freedom of expression than most people believe.

By Michelle Harper

Cover Story

Feature Articles


Court raises the bar in technical innovation
The management of increasing volumes of documents in a variety of electronic formats has presented a major challenge to the courts and litigants alike.

By Sandra Potter and Derek Begg

Restraint of Trade

Drafting restraint clauses
Post-employment restraint of trade clauses need to be carefully worded to be enforceable.

By Melanie Hodge and Louise Gehrig

Legal Services

Exporting expertise
Considerable efforts are underway to improve overseas access for Australian legal services.

By Andrew Hudson

Sheriff Sales

On shaky ground
Buying from the sheriff has been described as a lottery and a recent High Court decision has confirmed the uncertainty of sheriff sales.

By Russell Cocks and Justin Tevelein


Online transactions the “plane” truth
The popularity of online auctions is based on an assumption that the process binds sellers and buyers to their agreements. But does it?

By Cameron Ross


Rightful return
Despite prominent detractors, unjust enrichment law can be useful for both practitioners and litigants.

By Katy Barnett

Breach of Confidence

Spreading the word
The action for breach of confidence may be used as an equitable remedy for the unjustified publication of confidential information.

By Shirley Quo


You can bet on it
The legal and practical issues involved in acquiring a licensed gaming venue business in hotel premises are both extensive and time-consuming.

By John Weir

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