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Values and preferences for future medical treatment
Values and preferences for future medical treatment

 Bill O'Shea and Rebecca Park 01 May 2018

A new act to consolidate medical treatment laws and ensure a person’s values and preferences are followed came into force in Victoria on 12 March 2018...

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More power to the people
More power to the people

 VLRC 01 May 2018

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016, which came into force on 12 March 2018, changes the law regarding the medical treatment of people who do...

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Capacity makes one free
Capacity makes one free

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Jul 2017

There may be pressure on lawyers to take short cuts when it comes to an assurance of capacity. Only months ago the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal...

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Having their voices heard
Having their voices heard

 Genevieve Nihill 01 May 2017

At the launch of the LIV Capacity Guidelines, VCAT deputy president Genevieve Nihill spoke about the challenge of balancing the need to protect vulnerable people and their right to autonomy...

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Parents lacking capacity
Parents lacking capacity

 Siobhan Mansfield 01 Apr 2017

There is a need for legislative clarity regarding the role and impact of litigation guardians. Vu entered a Thai refugee centre as a child. While there, she was violently raped and became...

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LIV capacity guidelines launched
LIV capacity guidelines launched

 Law Institute Journal 01 Feb 2017

In December 2016, then LIV president Steven Sapountsis launched the LIV Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit, a comprehensive resource for...

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Capacity to give instructions
Capacity to give instructions

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 Feb 2017

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help. The Ethics Committee is drawn from experienced past and...

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Capacity Guidelines Launch
Capacity Guidelines Launch

 Rebecca Park, Michelle Whyte 16 Dec 2016

The LIV Capacity Guidelines and Toolkit (the Guidelines) are a comprehensive resource for practitioners about what to do when a client’s capacity...

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Determining capacity – the importance of guidelines
Determining capacity – the importance of guidelines

 Steven Sapountsis 01 Dec 2016

On Tuesday 6 December the LIV is launching Capacity Guidelines, a tool to assist practitioners make an assessment of their client’s capacity...

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The capacity conundrum – assessing your client’s capacity to make legal decisions

27 Aug 2015

One of the key issues for the LIV this year is the Royal Commission into Family Violence. We’ve made a submission to the Commission and assisted the Commission to find suitable witnesses to give evidence about the interaction and gaps between the various courts involved in family violence issues.

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The capacity conundrum – assessing your client’s capacity to make legal decisions
The capacity conundrum – assessing your client’s capacity to make legal decisions

 Katie Miller 27 Aug 2015

One of the key issues for the LIV this year is the Royal Commission into Family Violence. We’ve made a submission to the Commission and assisted the Commission...

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