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An update from WorkSafe – Interview with Clare Amies
An update from WorkSafe – Interview with Clare Amies

 Melissa Lirosi 10 Mar 2017

With 2017 in full swing and lawyers back in the thick of practice we thought it timely to have a chat with Clare Amies...

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How to Avoid Common Conveyancing Mistakes
How to Avoid Common Conveyancing Mistakes

 Melissa Lirosi 02 Mar 2017

Are you across the common mistakes practitioners are making when drafting special conditions? What about the risks of priority notices...

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Increasing the tariff
Increasing the tariff

 Therese McCarthy and Sarala Fitzgerald 01 Feb 2017

Courts are now recognising the injury, loss and damage associated with sexual harassment, and compensation is moving in line with other personal injury payments...

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The gateway to serious injury
The gateway to serious injury

 Michael Lombard and Sarah Thorn 01 Feb 2017

The criteria for obtaining the right to sue in Transport Accident Commission claims has been adjusted by the state government and the process for hearing all serious injury applications...

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Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016
Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016

 LIV Submissions 20 Dec 2016

The LIV provided a short submission on this Bill to various members of Parliament. Some key points raised... 

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The bulk conversion of land titles in Victoria: What lawyers need to know…
The bulk conversion of land titles in Victoria: What lawyers need to know…

 LIV Media 16 Dec 2016

The recent bulk conversion of land titles in Victoria affects property and conveyancing transactions...

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Keep out of harm’s way
Keep out of harm’s way

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 01 Nov 2016

Practitioners should be aware of key risks when acting for plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Reviewing the claims against personal injury practitioners, the LPLC found from 2005 to 2015...

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Electronic titles and the future of the land registries
Electronic titles and the future of the land registries

 Steven Sapountsis 20 Oct 2016

There are two significant events on the horizon in relation to land titles worthy of note and discussion. Paper titles have been a major feature...

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Effective expert witnesses
Effective expert witnesses

 Douglas J James and James Fitzpatrick 01 Oct 2016

Practitioners should be aware of the pitfalls when instructing expert witnesses in personal injury trials and in the preparation of expert reports. The “once and for all” nature of compensatory damages means that for an injured plaintiff....

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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding – Clearance Certificates
Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding – Clearance Certificates

 LIV Legal Policy 15 Sep 2016

The ATO has received a number of questions regarding identifying details on Clearance Certificates...

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How to deal with the trauma of work
How to deal with the trauma of work

 Andrea De Souza 01 Sep 2016

Law is not for the faint-hearted. Some lawyers are exposed to traumatic situations and traumatised clients regularly. How do they deal with it? In my previous life as a plaintiff medical negligence...

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Online
Online

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

When you see a client who is stressed and vulnerable, it is helpful to know the resources available to them. 1800Respect is for people who are experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence. The site provides information...

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Books
Books

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

Government regulators and inquiries in recent times have made it clear that bullying at work is not to be tolerated. Legislative responses have given individuals tools to redress bad behaviour by colleagues, albeit these...

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Property: Contamination and proof
Property: Contamination and proof

 Russell Cocks 01 Jul 2016

Examples of common contaminants in a domestic or commercial environment are asbestos in homes and outbuildings or commercial premises and petroleum products in land previously used for commercial purposes but now perhaps...

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The Transport Accident Act protocols
The Transport Accident Act protocols

 Irene Chrisafis 29 Feb 2016

The Transport Accident Act Protocols are changing on 1 July 2016. Representatives of the ALA, LIV and TAC have been working together to identify and consider a number of changes to enhance the operation of the Protocols.

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