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LIJ November 2006

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Cover Story

Crossing over – The blurred lines of a lawyer’s duty of loyalty
Confidentiality is only one of the issues to be considered in deciding whether a lawyer should be allowed to work for an opposing client.

By Russell Cocks and Elizabeth Klein

Cover Story

Feature Articles

Property Trusts

Do beneficiaries have an interest in trust properties?
The apparent willingness of the High Court to find that nobody has an equitable or beneficial interest in trust assets could have confusing implications.

By Chris Furnell

Superannuation Benefits

For a few dollars more - dual formulas cause dissension in division of superannuation funds
The Family Court has taken a “wait and see” approach to the division of superannuation benefits held in defined benefit funds.

By Shane Williams and Jacqueline Campbell

Medical Negligence

High Court shuts out wrongful life claims
The High Court decision rejecting “wrongful life” claims in Australia raises questions about how the law should be applied.

By Kathryn Booth and Tom Ballantyne


The ACCC continues to target franchisors
Franchisors should view Lenard's case as a reinforcement of the ACCC's determination to pursue breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct and the Trade Practices Act .

By Rebecca Bedford and Peter George

Corporate Governance

Towards best practice in corporate governance
A specific memorandum of understanding between two key corporate regulators could take the regulation of corporate governance in Australia beyond international best practice.

By Dr James McConvill and Professor Mirko Bagaric


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