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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 experience available can be limiting...

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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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Redefining legal practice in a tech revolution
Redefining legal practice in a tech revolution

 Fabian Horton 01 Jun 2018

Understanding technology is the only way the legal profession can make strategic decisions about its future. As the technological revolution marches...

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Prevent bill shock and avoid complaints
Prevent bill shock and avoid complaints

 Mark Bellamy 01 Jun 2018

Last year 52 per cent of complaints about lawyers were consumer disputes involving legal costs. As the Legal Profession Uniform Law’s delegated local regulatory authority in this state...

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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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Think laterally to stay sustainable
Think laterally to stay sustainable

 Karin Derkley 16 May 2018

Any conversation about sustainability in the legal profession has to take into account the "missing middle" currently not receiving any legal advice, Legal Services Commissioner Fiona McLeay said....

 

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Restrictions on Lawyers' Managed Investment Schemes Commence 1 July
Restrictions on Lawyers' Managed Investment Schemes Commence 1 July

 Legal Profession Uniform Law LPUL@liv.asn.au 03 May 2018

From 1 July 2018, new legislation will restrict the invovlement of law practices in promoting and operating managed investment schemes.

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A breach of trust
A breach of trust

 Michael Wise SC 01 May 2018

The proliferation of the trust as a vehicle for commercial activity presents issues in litigation – principally, whether a beneficiary can step around an impecunious...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 May 2018

In Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Rennie Produce (Aust) Pty Ltd (in liq) [2018] FCAFC 38 (20 March 2018) the Full Court considered the interaction between...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright and Craig Nicol 01 May 2018

In Trustee of the Bankrupt Estate of Hicks & Hicks and Anor [2018] FamCAFC 37 (26 February 2018) a majority of the Full Court (Strickland and Murphy JJ) allowed...

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 May 2018

The applicant was an adult son of the deceased, Genevieve Davison, who died in April 2014. The first respondent was the administrator of the intestate estate of the deceased...

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