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Another first for Bernie Teague

The one-time solicitor is the first judge to have his portrait commissioned by the LIV. 

By Carolyn Ford


Feature Articles

Changes and consequences


Changes and consequences

The new Franchising Code of Conduct is a significant evolution in Australian franchising law. Practitioners need to exercise great care when acting for franchisors and franchisees in view of the added complexity of the new regulatory framework. Part 1

By Stephen Giles and Nick Rimington

Broken windows and dead cats


Broken windows and dead cats

A roadmap for preliminary discovery applications <strong>The latest Dallas Buyers Club decision provides guidance for future applications for preliminary discovery of the identity of prospective respondents to actions for online copyright infringement and other matters involving a large class of prospective respondents. 

By Freyja McCarthy and Graham Phillips

Beware the Tweet


Beware the Tweet

Users of social media must be aware that there is a record of publication of what is said on Facebook, Twitter and email. 

By Peter Bartlett

Property developments, duty and consideration


Property developments, duty and consideration

A High Court decision is a warning to property developers that, in complex developments, the dutiable consideration will rarely comprise merely the purchase price in the contract of sale. 

By Simon Tisher

Security for consumer claims


Security for consumer claims

A Supreme Court judgment has clarified personal property securities law and will provide crucial guidance for the resolution of consumer claims. 

By Blair Ussher

Patient concerns


Patient concerns

Aggrieved patients in Victoria can lodge a complaint with the Office of the Health Services Commissioner, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or other specialist bodies, with varying outcomes for both patients and healthcare providers. 

By Alice O'Connell


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.

CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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