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LIJ May 2011

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Working through the pain personal injury special issue
Personal injury law has undergone major and all too frequent changes in the past decade. This LIJ special issue on the topic is a welcome and timely contribution to our understanding of this important area of law.

By LIV accredited specialists

Feature Articles

Balanced approach to pain and suffering

Balanced approach to pain and suffering
New Victorian Court of Appeal decisions on the pain and suffering serious injury test provide guidance to practitioners in this unpredictable area of practice.

By Kim Shaw

Beneficial knowledge

Beneficial knowledge
When advising injured clients, it is essential for personal injury lawyers to be  up to date with trends, decisions and interpretations about the "no fault" part of the Transport Accident Act.

By Michael Lombard

Costs in WorkCover: Not broke but fixed

Costs in WorkCover: Not broke but fixed
Claims for costs in litigated WorkCover serious injury applications are now to be determined in accordance with a fixed costs model. This model contains several potential pitfalls for unwary practitioners.

By Craig Sidebottom

Serious injury? Give credit where it's due

Serious injury? Give credit where it's due
The definition of "serious injury" has been developed and refined through judgments, but one factor has remained constant: "the credit" of the plaintiff is still the key.

By Andrea Tsalamandris and Michael Lombard

Up in the air: Contributory negligence confusion

Up in the air: Contributory negligence confusion
Employers are obliged to provide a safe system of work which protects employees from injury due to mere inadvertence. However, the line between excusable misjudgement and contributory negligence is often unclear.

By Emily Anderson

Waiting for  compensation clarity

Waiting for compensation clarity
Commonwealth workers' compensation cases and legislative changes have created uncertainties for those most vulnerable in the workforce.

By Damian Clarke


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.


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: 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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