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Commercial Law Section

The LIV has a Commercial Law Section. In summary the objectives of the Commercial Law Section are to:

  • Represent the Law Institute of Victoria in consultations and reviews regarding all aspects of Commercial Law by developing submissions and policy positions;
  • Educate the wider legal profession with regard to key and topical Commercial Law issues through all CLS Committees and the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars;
  • Share knowledge and experiences amongst Section members regarding Commercial Law issues; and
  • Foster links with other professional industry associations in order to facilitate strong relationships and improve outcomes for the community.

How to join the Commercial Law Section

All LIV members are entitled to join the Commercial Law Section.

This can be done by logging into the LIV website (using your user name and password), clicking on the tab at the top of the page which has your name on it, then at the top of the page selecting the ‘My LIV Profile’ tab and clicking on ‘Membership’ from the dropdown options.

You will then be able to join the Commercial Law Section by selecting the “Commercial Law” option and then clicking ‘save’ at the bottom of the page.

By joining the Commercial Law Section, you will receive tailored information regarding Commercial Law and activities of the Commercial Law Section, as well as being able to attend and vote at the Commercial Law Section AGM. Joining the Commercial Law Section is also a prerequisite for joining any of the Section’s committees (including the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee). For information regarding the Section’s committees, please see below.

Section Committees

The Costs Laws Section currently has the following committees and working groups:

  • Executive Committee 
  • Business Law and Corporate Law Committee
  • Competition and Consumer Law Committee
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee
  • Not for Profit and Charities Law Committee
  • Sports Law Committee
  • State Taxes Committee
  • Taxation and Revenue Committee

How to get involved in a committee

All committee members must be members of the Commercial Law Section. For information about how to join the Section see above.

For further information about joining a committee, please contact the Commercial Law Section at or (03) 9607 9357.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee

The Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee is part of the Commercial Law Section and reports to the Executive Committee.
The Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee engages with current matters of law and policy in the areas of Intellectual Property and Information Technology. The Committee comprises a highly diverse mix of experienced IP/IT practitioners from the Victorian Bar, private practice, in-house corporate environments, government and academia. 
The Intellectual Property & Information Technology Committee prepares reviews and submissions in response to consultations on current legal issues and intellectual property/technology law reform. The committee is also active in organizing IP-related CPD events. The Committee meets six times a year.
Committee members are expected to regularly attend meetings in person or via teleconference. Members are also expected to make a reasonable effort to contribute to the work of the committee. 
If you are interested in joining the committee, please provide a resume and cover letter/email to