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LIJ December 2012

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Cover Story

Good Housekeeping: Avoiding the Pitfalls of In-House Practice

Recent cases considering the dominant purpose test, engagement of experts and handling corporate groups highlight the different ways in which courts view in-house counsel and their private practice colleagues.

By Sascha Hindmarch and Martin Meredith

CORPORATE LAWYERS

Feature Articles

Are there really no strings attached?

DE FACTO RELATIONSHIPS

Are there really no strings attached?

Amendments to the Family Law Act incorporating de facto entitlements to property settlement and spousal maintenance may have endangered the casual relationship.

By William Stidston

Land grab Beware of Victoria's new landholder duty provisions

STAMP DUTY

Land grab Beware of Victoria's new landholder duty provisions

Collecting more revenue seems to be the main reason for changes to duty on unit and share transfers involving land. (For further comment see the preceding article by Michael Norbury.)

By Kathryn Bertram

Last drinks: Minimising Alcohol-Related Harm

LIQUOR LICENSING

Last drinks: Minimising Alcohol-Related Harm

Director of Liquor  Licensing v Kordister provides valuable  guidance for decision makers applying the provisions of the Liquor Control Reform Act and also illuminates the Act's & harm minimisation object.

By Sondra Davoren

Modifying And Discharging Restrictive Covenants  An Update

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

Modifying And Discharging Restrictive Covenants An Update

Trends in Victorian case law suggest the older of the two available methods offers fewer barriers to success in removing or varying covenants that restrict development.

By Philip Barton

New stamping ground  from land rich to landholder duty

STAMP DUTY

New stamping ground from land rich to landholder duty

Duty charged on transfers of shares or units in & landholder companies or trusts is an ever-widening risk area for practitioners and their clients. (See the following article by Kathryn Bertram for another perspective.)

By Michael Norbury

Worst practice:  20 ways to lose your money

COSTS

Worst practice: 20 ways to lose your money

Practitioners need to take great care when devising and updating costing agreements.

By Associate Justice Jamie Wood and Judicial Registrar Meg Gourlay

 



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