Women and the Law in Australia

Women and the Law in Australia provides practical advice on dealing with issues in the practice of law that are of specific importance to women.

Edited by Patricia Easteal AM, PhD

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409325959
Release Date: July 01, 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409332490
Release Date: July 01, 2010
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>An important milestone in the development of legal practice in Australia.

The first of its kind, Women and the Law in Australia provides practical advice on dealing with issues in the practice of law that are of specific importance to women. It is intended not just to highlight the problems that women experience with the legal system as defendants, complainants, victims, witnesses and practitioners but also to identify pragmatic steps for solicitors, barristers and policy-makers.

The text is a compilation of contributions, with all contributors experts in their area of law, who come from legal practice, academia or government; it explores the cultural and legal context of each topic.

Table of contents


  1. Setting the Stage: The 'Iceberg' Jigsaw Puzzle

  2. Women and ADR

  3. Women and Business Law: Sole Traders and Partnerships

  4. Women and Company Law

  5. (Consumer) Contracts

  6. Criminal Law: Rape

  7. Women and Criminal Defences to Homicide

  8. Discrimination Law

  9. Domestic Violence

  10. The Evidential Process and the Complainant

  11. Family Law

  12. Gender and Intellectual Property

  13. Intersectionality: Indigenous Women

  14. Intersectionality: Disabled Women

  15. Lesbians, Same-Sex Attracted Women and the Law

  16. Women and Labour Law

  17. Medical and Tort Injuries Against Pregnant Women

  18. Women and Migration Law

  19. Women in Practice

  20. Women in the Australian Judiciary

  21. Women and Prison

  22. Public Law

  23. Women and Social Security/Transfer Payments Law

  24. Tax

  25. Women and Trusts

  26. Tips: The Iceberg and Global Warming Metaphor