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LIJ October 2012

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Cover Story

Working the net: Crime and social media

Social media is changing the face of crime from the perspective of criminals, police and lawyers.

By Carolyn Ford

Feature Articles

Beware telling fortunes

MISLEADING REPRESENTATION

Beware telling fortunes
Representations as to future matters need to be examined carefully before a decision can be made on whether they constitute misleading and deceptive conduct.

By Susan Gatford

Doubly Divided: Financial claims after death and relationship breakdown

FAMILY SETTLEMENTS

Doubly Divided: Financial claims after death and relationship breakdown

If a relationship ends when one party is near death, there are several factors to consider in terms of financial arrangements, including the enduring nature of some agreements. 

By John Spender and John McClelland

Plead now pay later: Civil consequences of criminal proceedings

CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION

Plead now pay later: Civil consequences of criminal proceedings

Practitioners advising or representing persons charged with criminal offences must consider the implications of future forfeiture or compensation proceedings before recommending a guilty plea. 

By Nicole Spicer

Quick remedies for the regulator

INJUNCTIONS

Quick remedies for the regulator

Exceptions to the requirement to give an undertaking as to damages make injunctive remedies an attractive option for regulators.

By Blair Ussher

When the cap hits:  accident compensation for high income earners

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION

When the cap hits: accident compensation for high income earners
Payments for loss of earning capacity under the Victorian Wrongs Act are capped at a much lower level than under the statutory schemes for transport and work-related injuries.

By Lara Larking and Chris Spain

 



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: CFord@liv.asn.au 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: CFord@liv.asn.au. 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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