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Cover Story

From father to son

In his new role as SPP, John Cain now leads the office founded by his father, the former Victorian premier. 

By Carolyn Ford


Feature Articles

Cultural diversity in family law


Cultural diversity in family law

The changing cultural face of Australia creates fresh and ongoing challenges for family lawyers. 

By Sarah Bright

Legal services  and the TPP


Legal services and the TPP

The TPP will promote new market access opportunities for investors and for exporters of goods and services. It will impact legal services and benefit lawyers and law firms. 

By Andrew Godwin

Non-English speaking clients


Non-English speaking clients

Providing independent legal advice to a party to a proposed financial agreement in family law can be perilous, particularly where the client has limited or  no proficiency in English. 

By Victor Tse and Bonita Tsang

What's in a name?


What's in a name?

Many Hellenic Australian lawyers felt the need to anglicise their names to practise law. 

By Justice Emilios Kyrou*

CLIP bears fruit


CLIP bears fruit

The Supreme Court has been committed to improving its practices and delivering efficiencies. The Common Law Improvement Project is a recent initiative. 

By Justice Jack Forrest

A dog's life


A dog's life

The High Court decision in Isbester illustrates how the High Court determines apprehended bias by way of conflict of interest. 

By Andrew Felkel


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: 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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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: 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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