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LIJ March 2013

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Cover Story

Adverse action: Reverse reaction

When an employer takes action against an employee it must prove it was not taken for a prohibited reason. This case went to the High Court.

By Emma Goodwin

ADVERSE ACTION

Feature Articles

All the time in the world?  Extensions for family provision claims

TESTATOR'S FAMILY MAINTENANCE

All the time in the world? Extensions for family provision claims

The Supreme Court takes a case by case approach when exercising its power to grant extensions of time to lodge family provision claims.

By Matthew Groves

In-house counsel's ethical choice

ETHICS

In-house counsel's ethical choice

When defining their role, in-house counsel need to identify the type of lawyer they are required to be: gatekeeper, persuasive counsellor or enabler. Corporate scandals of the past decade both in Australia and abroad demonstrate that the in-house lawyer’s choice can define their career.

By Sascha Hindmarch and Martin Meredith

Life in  a parallel universe: Metcash and the merger counterfactual

TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS

Life in a parallel universe: Metcash and the merger counterfactual

According to the  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, an adverse decision by the Federal Court has made its job in regulating corporate mergers much harder. But do the facts justify  this claim?

By Dr Alexandra Merrett

Safer  but not  yet safe:  Reducing the risks of violence in children's matters

FAMILY VIOLENCE

Safer but not yet safe: Reducing the risks of violence in children's matters

Changes to the law on the relevance of family violence determined under the Family Law Act 1975 are welcome, but may not fully protect women and children.

By Dr Renata Alexander

Where legal eagles dare

US LEGAL PRACTICE

Where legal eagles dare

Many practitioners toy with the idea of working in the US, but few know what is involved in getting that prized certificate. One Melbourne lawyer tells how it is done.
 

By Naomi Sheridan

 



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