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Who gives way at the crossroads?
Who gives way at the crossroads?

 Andrew Field and Michael Rancie 02 Jul 2018

Should civil proceedings be stayed when an accused is also facing criminal proceedings?...

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Where are they now?
Where are they now?

 Karin Derkley 02 Jul 2018

In the second part of a series started two years ago, the LIJ catches up with four young lawyers to see how they are faring in their careers...

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Andrew Yuile 02 Jul 2018

In Re Gallagher [2018] HCA 17 (9 May 2018) the High Court held that Senator Katy Gallagher had been ineligible when she stood for election as a Senator in May 2016...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 02 Jul 2018

In Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Westpac Banking Corporation (No 2) [2018] FCA 751 (24 May 2018) Beach J gave his reasons for judgment on the liability phase of...

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When parents lend to children
When parents lend to children

 Legal Practitioner's Liability Committee 02 Jul 2018

Last year, financial services comparison site Mozo reported that young home buyers in Australia have borrowed $65.3 billion from their families, making the bank of Mum and Dad the country’s fifth biggest lender...

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How health partnerships can uncover abuse
How health partnerships can uncover abuse

 Yvonne Lipianin 02 Jul 2018

An admission to hospital can be an important window of opportunity for an older person to disclose abuse, as it may be the only time they are separated from the perpetrator...

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Orwellian model a threat
Orwellian model a threat

 Morry Bailes 02 Jul 2018

It is unacceptable to assume most Australians, who aren’t criminals and have the expectation to be kept safe by the state, are willing to succumb to heightened surveillance...

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LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation
LIV disappointed by lack of consultation around mandatory sentencing legislation

 LIV Media 20 Jun 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria is seriously concerned the state government is introducing mandatory sentences for people who attack...

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Justice Coghlan to address members on new Bail Act reforms
Justice Coghlan to address members on new Bail Act reforms

 LIV 13 Jun 2018

Following the Bourke Street tragedy, Justice Paul Coghlan was asked to advise the government on how Victoria’s bail system should be reformed to best manage risk and maximise community safety...

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How to get exclusive support for your practice
How to get exclusive support for your practice

 LIV 07 Jun 2018

Lawyers strive to continuously succeed, take on new challenges and improve their practice every day. However, the amount of knowledge and...

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Profession by lawyers
Profession by lawyers

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Jun 2018

A commitment to public service must involve more than providing a service to the public. Law has since medieval times taken its place as one of the three...

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Take a step back
Take a step back

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 01 Jun 2018

Seeing the big picture is essential for good matter management. Experienced busy practitioners practising in their area of expertise are still at risk of claims...

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Know your limit
Know your limit

 Andrew Proebstl 01 Jun 2018

As the financial year comes to a close, it is timely to ensure you are up to date with recent changes to super. It is worth taking time to ensure...

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LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion
LIV opposes mandatory sentences, judicial officers must retain discretion

 LIV Media 22 May 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria opposes mandatory sentences and believes Victoria’s magistrates and judges must retain discretion when it comes to sentencing, adding the “special reasons exception” must be retained for people with serious mental health issues.

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Three simple tips that will help you grow your business
Three simple tips that will help you grow your business

 LIV Membership 21 May 2018

Did you know that the majority of Victorian sole practitioners and smaller firms oversee their own marketing and promotion? 

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