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New LexisNexis resources available for Law Library of Victoria registered users

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The Law Library of Victoria is pleased to announce that a new range of LexisNexis titles have been made available for Law Library of Victoria registered users, funded in part by the Victorian Legal Services Board.

The following e-book titles are available for practitioners on Lexis Advance via the Library website:


Law of Misleading or Deceptive Conduct (2019) 5th ed

Author: Colin Lockhart

This title focuses on examining the scope of the prohibition, the consequences of its breach, the applicability of defences and the availability of remedies. Includes commentary on the legislation and case law.


Powers of Attorney (2019)  3rd ed

Author: Gino Dal Pont

This title  focuses on Australian law, but includes other common law jurisdictions. This essential work:

  • Defines the legal concept of a power of attorney
  • Describes the elements that go to creating a power of attorney
  • Identifies the scope of authority conferred on an attorney under a power
  • Explains the legal effect of vesting in an attorney authority under a power
  • Addresses the means whereby attorneyship can terminate


Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents (2021)10th ed

Authors: Craig Birtles, Richard Neal & Caroline Sims

Provides precedents for practitioners, supported by a full explanation of the law and the implications for will drafters of the relevant court decisions. It contains updated case law, legislation and commentary.


Defamation Law in Australia (2017) 3rd ed

Author: Patrick George

Provides an in-depth commentary on the underlying principles and concepts of defamation law. Includes decisions on publication on the internet, defences of truth and contextual truth, and awards of damages. It addresses developments in invasion of privacy law in Australia and explores topical issues such as disclosure of confidential sources


Australian Legal Dictionary Online 

A comprehensive, reference work with legal terms and definitions, presented in an Australian context. It includes several terms and definitions not commonly found in American or English legal dictionaries.


Practical Guidance - Social Justice

A how-to resource for legal practitioners on social justice issues such as establishing and managing a charity, running a federal discrimination law matter, prosecuting human trafficking cases and applying for humanitarian immigration into Australia..


Mediation skills and techniques, (2020) 3rd ed

Authors: Laurence Boulle, Nadja Alexander

This title deals systematically with all aspects of mediation procedure, explains key features of the mediator's role, and provides practical examples and case studies to illustrate points.


Covell & Lupton Principles of Remedies (2019) 7th ed

Authors: W Covell. K Lupton, L Parsons

Provides concise practical explanations of key legal remedies in tort, contract, equity, restitution and statute law. The seventh edition has been revised and updated, including social media and domain name remedies, the Cartier remedy, website blocking injunctions, and anonymised injunctions.


Institutional Abuse of Children (2019)

Authors: Bill Madden, Tina Cockburn, Benjamin Madden

This title provides detailed analysis of the new legal framework relating to compensation and redress for child sexual abuse in Australia.  It examines the removal of limitation periods, reversal of the onus of proof, extending vicarious liability to persons akin to employees, requiring institutions to identify a proper defendant when necessary, and permitting some earlier settlements and judgements to be revisited.


Native Title in Australia (2020) 4th ed

Author: Richard Bartlett

Provides an understanding of both the current operation of native title in Australia and its historical and political background and development. It considers both the common law and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).


These titles join the existing digital collection, available to registered users. Other available resources include Agis Plus Text; the Commonwealth Sentencing Database, DSM 5, the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary, Hain Online (ANZ), The Lawyers Practice Manual and Victorian Courts.

To find out whether you are eligible to access these resources, visit the Services for Victorian Lawyers page on the Law Library of Victoria website.