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Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds
Detention fails kids, Royal Commission finds

 Karin Derkley 17 Nov 2017

Findings from the Northern Territory youth detention royal commission have implications right across the country, including Victoria where a new youth detention centre is currently in construction, say youth justice advocates...

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Nominate lawyers to show profession’s appreciation
Nominate lawyers to show profession’s appreciation

 Karin Derkley 17 Nov 2017

Nominate lawyers you admire for the 2018 Victorian Legal Awards – that’s the message from Kot Monoah, the winner of the 2017 Rising Star Award...

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Estate and Succession Planning
Estate and Succession Planning

 Nathan Yii 14 Nov 2017

Estate and succession planning is more than just the preparation of Wills and powers of attorney. Lawyers advising on estate planning need to carefully manage taxation issues, asset protection, and family provision as well as the risk of assets being transferred...

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Couch surfing limbo
Couch surfing limbo

 Shorna Moore 10 Nov 2017

Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia. It is a particularly complex issue for young people aged under 18, and little is known about the legal challenges these young people face...

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Getting together to resolve conflict
Getting together to resolve conflict

 Karin Derkley 09 Nov 2017

Victims and perpetrators are increasingly coming together to resolve conflict in cases of family violence, sexual abuse and youth crime, a forum later this month will hear...

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Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers
Barriers to be removed for much-needed migration lawyers

 Karin Derkley 02 Nov 2017

A change to the regulatory regime governing migration lawyers will bring down barriers for pro bono lawyers who want to help asylum seekers apply for refugee status as well as those wanting to work in migration law generally...

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Simple ways to get more referrals
Simple ways to get more referrals

 Amy Burton-Bradley 01 Nov 2017

With the low cost of acquisition and high conversion rate, referrals are undoubtedly one of the best ways to develop your business. Get to grips with referrals by understanding the three drivers of referrals to lawyers...

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Getting it right
Getting it right

 Amy Burton-Bradley 01 Nov 2017

Many law firms seem stuck in unhelpful patterns when it comes to business development (BD). They are just getting by – not outright failing, but certainly failing to grow, advance and prosper...

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2017

Letters to the LIJ. This month Alan Ray asks if there are too many lawyers coming into the profession, and whether we should consider the American system of a seperate Bar examination for entry to practice. Hannah Lewis discusses marriage equality, discrimination and Australia's justice system...

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Court on Camera
Court on Camera

 LIJ 01 Nov 2017

On 23 September the LIV and the Victorian Bar hosted a dinner in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria to farewell Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC on her retirement from the Supreme Court after 18 years. Almost 400 people from across Victoria’s judiciary and legal profession attended the event...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Nov 2017

Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol on recent Family Law judgments...

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Nov 2017

Professor Greg Reinhardt on assessment of damages for breach of contract...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2017

The Family Court of Australia is moving to implement in each of its registries a digital court file for proceedings in the Court. This Practice Direction establishes the manner in which case files of the Family Court may be constituted...

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Prospects of success
Prospects of success

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Nov 2017

It is logical to assume that a matter will go to trial where each of the contesting parties believes that he or she has good (or at least reasonable) prospects of succeeding. The logic is fortified by the application of the costs indemnity rule...

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Linked out by restraint?
Linked out by restraint?

 Luke Connolly 01 Nov 2017

So you’ve decided to move on with your career and take up an exciting role with a competitor. The problem is you signed a restraint that prevents you from poaching employees and clients for six months...

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