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A pragmatic view

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LIJ: The Victorian Court of Appeal recently considered whether someone can be a stepchild of their biological parent’s de facto partner. On 10 May 2017, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria delivered a decidedly modern joint judgment regarding...

The LIV's new home

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NEWS: The Law Institute of Victoria is moving to a new home in Melbourne’s legal precinct. The LIV is relocating to floors 12 and 13 in the 140 William Street building and will move in mid-December. The move follows the successful sale of the LIV’s 470 Bourke Street building...


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LIJ: Be clear or face the music. A recent Supreme Court decision highlights the need for careful and precise drafting of terms of settlement and clear communication between parties at mediation. Terms of settlement are often considered the mere...

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  • Property Law Conference

    Ever a dynamic field, property law continues its technological and procedural evolution. This informative conference focuses on the latest developments in the changing landscape of property practice.

    Fri 24 Aug - 09:00 AM
    RACV City Club

    501 Bourke St, Melbourne

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  • Criminal Law Conference

    Featuring high calibre speakers presenting on some of the most critical topics in criminal law, the LIV’s annual Criminal Law Conference is the key professional development event for criminal lawyers.

    Fri 27 Jul - 08:30 AM
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    25 Collins St, Melbourne

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  • LIV Practice Management Course

    This course provides the essential business and financial knowledge and skills to help lawyers transition to principal of their own practice or move into partnership.
    Upcoming course dates in September, November and February.

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