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LIJ Jan/Feb 2013

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Cover Story

Telling admissions: Disclosing mental illness among lawyers

Disclosure of mental  illness in the legal profession raises difficult issues for employees, employers and regulatory bodies. Commitment to legal obligations by all sides is integral to creating a healthy workplace.

By Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou and Roberta Foster

MENTAL HEALTH

Feature Articles

Acting in concert: Is there any need for such a category in complicity?

CRIMINAL OFFENCES

Acting in concert: Is there any need for such a category in complicity?

Defining "presence" during commission of an offence as not always requiring physical proximity has reduced the distinction between "acting in concert" and "joint criminal enterprise".

By John Willis

Hands across the Tasman: Employment agreements in New Zealand and Australia

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Hands across the Tasman: Employment agreements in New Zealand and Australia

Australian practitioners in employment law must be cognisant of New Zealand's stringent legislative requirements if they are to provide effective service to clients whose interests encompass both countries.

By Chad Issa

Opportunities for law firms to lead the way on human rights

HUMAN RIGHTS

Opportunities for law firms to lead the way on human rights

Increasing recognition of businesses' human rights responsibilities and the development of international guidelines in this area have important implications for law firms.

By Dora Banyasz, Susanna Kirpichnikov and Jonathan Kelp

Playing unhappy families: Applications for property division

PROPERTY DIVISION

Playing unhappy families: Applications for property division

The High Court has given clear guidelines for court decision-making processes when children of an elderly couple in a blended family initiate proceedings for division of parental property.

By Nick Ellis

Putting the  cart before  the horse: Statutory confusion over terms contracts

CONVEYANCING

Putting the cart before the horse: Statutory confusion over terms contracts

Repeal of the section relating to definition of terms contracts for sale of land could solve the problems created  by amendments to the  Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic).

By Nimal Wikramanayake SC

 



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(for LIJ (Law Institute Journal) and LIV Directory and Diary inquiries only) Tel:(61 3) 9607 9319 Fax:(61 3) 9607 9451 Email: CFord@liv.asn.au 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.

 

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