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Seminar to clarify pre-nup rules
Seminar to clarify pre-nup rules

 Karin Derkley 15 Jan 2018

A high profile High Court case last year that threw out a binding financial agreement is far from being the “death knell” of pre-nups, says family lawyer Peter Szabo...

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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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Ethnicity rarely relevant in crime reporting
Ethnicity rarely relevant in crime reporting

 Karin Derkley 22 Dec 2017

Don’t focus on race where it is not relevant, and avoid reinforcing ethnic-based stereotypes when reporting on crime, lawyers from the Police Accountability Project have advised journalists...

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Rooting out conflict over trees
Rooting out conflict over trees

 Karin Derkley 19 Dec 2017

Trees and other rogue vegetation can cause a surprising level of conflict between neighbours - and no-one is quite sure how to solve it...

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National leadership needed on climate change
National leadership needed on climate change

 Karin Derkley 19 Dec 2017

Governments are treating climate change like a political football, undermining the opportunity to properly reform environmental legislation to tackle it effectively, a LIV submission has argued...

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Health-based legal service wins health equity award
Health-based legal service wins health equity award

 Karin Derkley 15 Dec 2017

A service that uses an innovative model to reach socially isolated people at risk of elder abuse has won a VicHealth award for improving health equity...

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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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How to get gender equality in the law
How to get gender equality in the law

 Carolyn Ford 14 Dec 2017

Not why, but how to achieve gender diversity in the law was discussed by general counsel and industry leaders at a Thomson Reuters Legal event in Melbourne recently...

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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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Stories sought for history of solicitors
Stories sought for history of solicitors

 Karin Derkley 11 Dec 2017

In the late 1850s, a group of 12 solicitors met regularly at the Mitre Tavern in Bank Place off Collins Street to feast on bread, huge wheels of cheese and beer drunk from pewter pint pots...

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Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission
Sexual abuse of children alleged at 4000 institutions: Royal Commission

 Carolyn Ford 08 Dec 2017

More than 4000 institutions where sexual abuse of children is alleged to have occurred have been identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse...

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‘Unfair’ fast-track asylum processing case set to be heard by High Court
‘Unfair’ fast-track asylum processing case set to be heard by High Court

 Karin Derkley 06 Dec 2017

VLA is running a case in the High Court on Thursday that seeks to challenge the so-called ‘fast-track’ review of people seeking asylum on the basis that it is unfair and risks getting decisions wrong and sending people back into danger...

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Asylum 

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New costs disclosure concept to create more
New costs disclosure concept to create more "harmonised" approach

 Karin Derkley 06 Dec 2017

The Legal Services Council is looking into a costs disclosure concept it says will create a more harmonised approach across jurisdictions and provide better protection for both law practices and consumers...

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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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December LIJ Flipbook
December LIJ Flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

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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