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"Boys' club" still entrenched in legal profession

 Karin Derkley 11 Dec 2019

Court of Appeal president Chris Maxwell said it was a “shocking experience” reading a report that showed the prevalence of disrespect for women and the persistence of male entitlement in the legal sector...

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Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance
Lawyers must ensure swimming pool and spa compliance

 Karin Derkley 10 Dec 2019

Even though the Sale of Land Act doesn't require property vendors to disclose the compliance status of their swimming pool or spa, lawyers need to be mindful of their obligations under Australian Consumer Law when they act for purchasers or vendors...

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Videolink assessments defended
Videolink assessments defended

 Karin Derkley 09 Dec 2019

Forensic psychologists and psychiatrists have defended the use of video conferencing for mental health assessments of defendants after a County Court judge claimed the practice was not a reliable or valid method for a forensic report...

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Lawyers still risk-averse to legal tech
Lawyers still risk-averse to legal tech

 Karin Derkley 05 Dec 2019

The legal tech universe has exploded in recent years with a plethora of start-ups building useful tools cheaply, yet the benefits of legal technology are still not widely known by many lawyers resistant to innovation...
 

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Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation
Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation

 LIV 03 Dec 2019

The LIV branded Business Law Accredited Specialisation is being changed to Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation as of 1 January 2020...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2019

Photos from the LIV book launch, regional tour, VLF Law and You forum, YL 40 year anniversary and more...

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December LIJ flipbook
December LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2019

Welcome to the December LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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Family law: Judges and practitioners to be more accountable
Family law: Judges and practitioners to be more accountable

 Carolyn Ford 01 Dec 2019

Chief Justice Will Alstergren says family law cases are not getting on in time, are too expensive and the system has to be fixed. 

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Project management: Rise of the non-legal professional
Project management: Rise of the non-legal professional

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2019

Clients demanding certainty on pricing are driving the push to a more focused approach to legal project management.

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VCAT: Running the engine room of  civil justice
VCAT: Running the engine room of civil justice

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2019

VCAT president Justice Michelle Quigley wants to see better resourcing to implement changes to VCAT’s jurisdiction.

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Welcome: Justice Jacinta Forbes
Welcome: Justice Jacinta Forbes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2019

Justice Jacinta Forbes was welcomed to the Supreme Court of Victoria on 10 May 2019. Among the speakers was LIV president-elect Sam Pandya. This is an edited version of his speech.

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Obituary: Emeritus Professor (Peter) Louis Waller AO
Obituary: Emeritus Professor (Peter) Louis Waller AO

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2019

Emeritus Professor (Peter) Louis Waller AO, 10 February 1935 – 8 October 2019...
 

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Victoria's public interest disclosure scheme: 2020 vision a practitioner guide
Victoria's public interest disclosure scheme: 2020 vision a practitioner guide

 Philip Hill and Sophie Molyneux 01 Dec 2019

Fundamental changes to Victoria’s whistleblower protection scheme, including changes to key definitions, increased flexibility, Amended confidentiality arrangements and changes in parliamentary oversight, will commence on 1 January 2020.

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Native title: Quantifying native title compensation
Native title: Quantifying native title compensation

 Megan Brayne 01 Dec 2019

The High Court has given guidance on quantifying compensation for economic loss and spiritual and cultural loss in a native title compensation claim. This will have implications for future cases.

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Uniform law: Principal matters
Uniform law: Principal matters

 Carol Barton and Rosemary Teele Langford 01 Dec 2019

There are particularly pertinent requirements and obligations of legal principals arising under the Uniform Law and the Corporations Act...

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