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New Kidd on the block

The new County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd wants judges to be better understood by the public. 

By Carolyn Ford


Feature Articles

On higher ground


On higher ground

Is there a place for religion in the  judicial system in multicultural  Victoria in the 21st century? 

By Justice Emilios Kyrou

Are you being served?


Are you being served?

Proving delivery and the time of delivery are both critical when serving documents. If a company disputes delivery, it can be difficult to defeat the allegation without evidence of actual receipt. 

By Brenton Devanny

Complexities and common sense


Complexities and common sense

Acting for a prospective franchisee is not easy. The negotiating power is tipped in the franchisor's favour and there is often significant time pressure and cost constraints. Part II 

By Stephen Giles and Nick Rimington

A helping hand


A helping hand

There are differing consequences where a parent assists their child with the purchase of property if that child is involved in property settlement proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975.

By Adrian Stone

The tools of the trade


The tools of the trade

Here are six essential tools of the trade used to  persuade a court in the construction litigation arena.  

By Amanda Pearson and Jeremy Twigg QC

Inspiring change


Inspiring change

Creating a healthy work environment is key to sustainable lawyering and the mental wellbeing of the profession.

By Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou*

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