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LIJ June 2013

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Cover Story

Fasten your seatbelts

Law firms, from top tier to small suburban practices, need to be aware of the effects of rapid change and act to ward off difficulties.

By Dr George Beaton

LAW FIRMS

Feature Articles

A sharper focus: Improving the Quality of Expert Evidence

EXPERT EVIDENCE

A sharper focus: Improving the Quality of Expert Evidence
The Civil Procedure Amendment Act encourages the courts to make greater use of strategies to manage expert evidence in order to improve its quality and reduce litigation costs.

By Sophie Halewood

Advice can be taxing

TAXATION

Advice can be taxing

Tax practice issues can confront lawyers who do not specialise in taxation law. The implications are far-reaching.

By Bernard Marks

Annual reports as evidence

ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE

Annual reports as evidence

For an annual report to be admitted as evidence as a business record, it is prudent to consider whether the report is a statutory requirement and whether the information within is supported by facts.

By Leonid Sheptooha

In-house teams to the rescue

PRO BONO

In-house teams to the rescue
With structural and financial pressures conspiring against the provision of legal aid, Victoria' poor and disadvantaged can look to a new source of legal assistance: in-house lawyers.

By Andrew Coffey

Let's keep it real: Judicial Management of Civil Costs

COSTS

Let's keep it real: Judicial Management of Civil Costs

Amendments to the<i> Civil Procedure Act </i>2010 give judges and magistrates a mandate to promote cost effectiveness and efficiency in civil matters.

By Elizabeth Harris

 



Publications Department

(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.

 

Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: CFord@liv.asn.au. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

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