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LIJ May 2009

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Class Representation: Choosing the best lawyer for the case

The recent decision in Kirby v Centro Properties Limited suggests judges and committees of plaintiffs may have a role in deciding which lawyers will represent the plaintiffs in multiple class actions.

By Michael J Duffy

Feature Articles

A tangle of laws

financial services regulation

A tangle of laws

Legislation making needed reforms can sometimes lead to more confusion and expense. The Financial Services Reform Act is one such case.

By Pascal Kasimba

Breaching Data Security

data protection

Breaching Data Security

The ALRC has recommended that the Privacy Act include provisions mandating notification of data security breaches that involve personal information, but there is insufficient evidence that this would be effective.

By Professor Margaret Jackson

Orchestrating a harmonious system

land registration

Orchestrating a harmonious system

Harmonisation of Australia’s eight different land title registration systems may be the best way to achieve the original intention of a complete and comprehensive register.

By Malcolm Park, Jude Wallace and Ian Williamson

Retrieving family assets

administration of estates

Retrieving family assets
<p><b>People who die while living in Victoria, but who have left substantial notional estate in NSW, can leave family members in the lurch. Using NSW laws is an option worth pursuing.</b></p>

By Terry Johansson

The key to setting aside a bankruptcy notice


The key to setting aside a bankruptcy notice

A debtor subject to a bankruptcy notice must take several steps to have it set aside. Notwithstanding a recent High Court decision, the area is still a complex and technical one.

By Michael Gronow

Time Matters

data protection

Time Matters

When misinformation leads to economic loss, a successful claim depends on timing. It could run out before the loss is known.

By Margot Clarkson


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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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