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Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Exploring Compensation for Personal Injuries Under s85 of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)

Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Exploring Compensation for Personal Injuries Under s85 of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic)

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CPD Units 1.5
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded: 16 November 2020 | Run Time: 1:23:49

This video will enhance your understanding of the little known area of compensation available under the Sentencing Act 1991 for your personal injury clients. Part 4 of the Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic), and in particular sections 85A to 85M, provides victims with a right to apply for an order for compensation against an offender who has been convicted as part of the sentencing process. Encompassing compensation for physical and psychological injuries, a claim under the Sentencing Act provisions can, at times, avoid the need for a complex and expensive separate civil claim.

Further Details

  • Further Details

    Topics include:

    • Applications under the Sentencing Act 1991 – when to run them and when to stay away
    • Insights into the application process and how to present the matter
    • Evidentiary requirements
    • Understanding the respondent’s right to be represented and involved in the process
    • Timeframes and costs
    • Exclusions for certain types of personal injury matters
  • Presenters

    Chair: Craig Lynch, Practice Group Leader, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

    Craig Lynch is a Practice Group Leader at Slater and Gordon, having been admitted to practice in 1995. In addition to managing a personal injury law practice from the Sunshine office, Craig is also responsible for the firm’s worker’s compensation and transport accident practices across Regional Victoria. In 2001, Craig was accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) as a personal injury law specialist and has since been actively involved with the program by being on the Personal Injury Law Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2011, and being a member of the Specialisation Board since 2007. As well as his membership of the LIV, Craig is also a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

    Presenter: Thracy Vinga, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Thracy Vinga was admitted to practice in 1983 and signed the bar roll in 1987. For the last 20 years he has specialised in appearances before the Victim of Crime Assistance Tribunal and appearing in Sentencing Act Applications in the Magistrates', County and Supreme Courts including against John Xydias dubbed the “Hot Chocolate Rapist” before the then Chief Justice Marilyn Warren. For over a decade he has edited the chapter on assistance for Victims of Crime in Fitzroy Legal Service's The Law Handbook.

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