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LIJ November 2012

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Cover Story

Binding Financial Agreements Unbound
The Family Court’s decision in Parker & Parker has important implications for financial agreements and legal professional privilege.

By Jacqueline Campbell

PROPERTY SETTLEMENTS

Feature Articles

Deposit bonds, bank guarantees and the sale of land

SALE OF LAND

Deposit bonds, bank guarantees and the sale of land
It is important to ensure vendors are not at risk when accepting deposit bonds and bank guarantees in lieu of cash deposits under off-the-plan contracts for sale of land. 

By David P Lloyd

Fairness under threat: Procedures at the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals

PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS/REVIEW TRIBUNALS

Fairness under threat: Procedures at the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals
Federal Court decisions highlight the risk of applicants losing the right to a review hearing unless they respond promptly when invited to comment on information adverse to their case.

By Roz Germov

Going going gone Avoiding ademption when assets are sold

WILLS AND ESTATES

Going going gone Avoiding ademption when assets are sold
A three-pronged test allows beneficiaries to receive the proceeds from prior sale of an asset gifted to them under a will, but careful drafting of the will could prevent problems.

By Christopher Groszek

Missing links in midlife management

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Missing links in midlife management
To improve the work environment within a law firm and prevent stress, overwork and depression, the firm’s leaders may have to make a midlife transition to a more integrated self.

By Robyn Vickers-Willis

Remembering the rogues and rascals of racing

HORSE RACING

Remembering the rogues and rascals of racing
Dr Clifford Pannam QC proposed the toast at the Singapore Carbine Club Lunch on 18 May 2012. This is an edited version of his speech.

By Dr Clifford Pannam QC

 



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