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LIJ September 2013

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Cover Story

Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace

Surveys have found one in four female lawyers  in Victoria have experienced sexual harassment  at work, but the problem remains under reported and is contributing to women leaving the legal profession.

By Karen Toohey

DISCRIMINATION EMPLOYMENT

Feature Articles

An untapped resource: Promoting regional legal practice

REGIONAL PRACTICE

An untapped resource: Promoting regional legal practice

The LIV is playing a key role in implementing recommendations that will promote the benefits of localised legal knowledge to regional communities and industry.

By Richard Coverdale, Lucinda Jordan and Jean du Plessis

Credibility, corroboration and the cumulative effect in fact finding

CORROBORATION

Credibility, corroboration and the cumulative effect in fact finding

In witness credibility cases, the Court must take a global view of all of the evidence in support of a finding of fact.

By Glen Pauline

Derek Percy and the Rules of Evidence in the Coroners Court

EVIDENCE

Derek Percy and the Rules of Evidence in the Coroners Court

The Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in the recent decision of Priest v West and Percy considered the application of propensity or tendency evidence to coronial inquests. 

By Nicki Mollard

Just saying

TRAFFIC OFFENCES

Just saying "No": Refusal offences in the Supreme Court

The Victorian Supreme Court has clarified the circumstances in which declining police requests to accompany them to the police station or to provide a blood sample constitutes an offence.

By Warwick J Walsh-Buckley

Safe funding for buyers

ACQUISITION FINANCING

Safe funding for buyers

The power of companies to financially help acquiring parties under the Corporations Act is important for potential business partners who cannot get external finance.

By Andrew Scott and Aaron Chan

Who wants  to be a director?: Company directors, unpaid tax and personal liability

DIRECTORS LIABILITY

Who wants to be a director?: Company directors, unpaid tax and personal liability

Recent amendments to the director penalty regime have raised the tax-compliance burden for company directors to new levels. 

By Simon Tisher

 



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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