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LIV and judiciary speak out against political attacks
LIV and judiciary speak out against political attacks

 Karin Derkley 12 Jan 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has spoken out strongly against attacks by politicians and the media on Victoria's judges and magistrates over youth crime in the state...

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Sentencing guidelines council aims to boost public confidence
Sentencing guidelines council aims to boost public confidence

 Karin Derkley 14 Dec 2017

The state government is hoping a new sentencing guidelines council will boost public confidence in Victoria’s sentencing system...

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Preferred wording for change of name orders
Preferred wording for change of name orders

 LIV Family Law Section 12 Dec 2017

Births, Deaths and Marriages, in consultation with the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court request that if a change of name of a child has been ordered by the Court the following wording is preferred...

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Faith and family violence
Faith and family violence

 Carolyn Ford 12 Dec 2017

"Learn to cook better". That was the advice given by one religious leader to a victim of domestic violence. Another woman was told, "It is your duty to submit"...

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Why the hysteria around Thorne and Kennedy? Are ‘pre-nups’ still an option?
Why the hysteria around Thorne and Kennedy? Are ‘pre-nups’ still an option?

 Therese Borger 12 Dec 2017

After a busy month of schooling our federal politicians on their eligibility criteria, the High Court handed down Thorne v Kennedy. Many said the case signaled the ‘death knell of financial agreements’ - and they say lawyers have a flair for the dramatic!...

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Judges get a better understanding
Judges get a better understanding

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2017

Shame as experienced by recent migrants to Australia has been explained to judges as part of their cultural sensitivity training this year, according to the Judicial College of Victoria’s annual report...

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The independent, low profile third arm of government
The independent, low profile third arm of government

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Dec 2017

The recent case involving three federal ministers demonstrates how contempt of court enables courts to protect their independence and the integrity of the administration of justice...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

Held at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday 20 October 2017, the Young Lawyers Charity Ball was sponsored by Deakin Law School and Gatehouse Legal Recruitment...

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Andrew Yuile 01 Dec 2017

Victorian barrister Andrew Yuile on constitutional law, criminal law and administrative law...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Dec 2017

Regulatory law - civil penalties. Joint and several liability for a penalty – course of conduct principle – market harm/financial benefit – application by the Full Court itself of the principles for the imposition of a penalty...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 Dec 2017

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

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Professor Gregory Reinhardt 01 Dec 2017

Professor Greg Reinhardt on Gann v Hosny [2017] VSCA 303 (unreported, 20 October 2017, S APCI 2107 0050, Santamaria, Kaye and Ashley JJA)...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Information Notice to Practitioners and Litigants – Melbourne Migration List, Federal Circuit Court Amendment (Costs and Other Measuers) Rules 2017...

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LIV disappointed by political attacks on judiciary
LIV disappointed by political attacks on judiciary

 LIV Media 29 Nov 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria is disappointed by ongoing political attacks on the Victorian judiciary and the questioning of independent expert advice that is given by members of the legal profession...

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County Court to survey users on Monday
County Court to survey users on Monday

 Karin Derkley 23 Nov 2017

Anyone visiting the County Court on Monday 27 November is likely to be approached by a purple t-shirt-wearing volunteer and asked to participate in a five-minute court user survey...

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