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Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook
Jan/Feb LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

Welcome to the Jan/Feb 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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Into the future: the ultimate joy ride
Into the future: the ultimate joy ride

 Katie Minogue Feb 2017

Complex legal and ethical issues are just some of the challenges faced as autonomous vehicles take to the road. Picture this...

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What’s mine is yours
What’s mine is yours

 Will Stidston Feb 2017

Practitioners must carefully consider the nature and extent of post-separation contributions and not place greater weight on those of a purely financial nature...

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Increasing the tariff
Increasing the tariff

 Therese McCarthy and Sarala Fitzgerald 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 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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New or fresh: a big difference
New or fresh: a big difference

 Katherine Farrell Feb 2017

When seeking to appeal a client’s conviction on the basis of fresh evidence, it is important to consider whether the evidence is fresh or merely new as a higher bar applies...

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Challenge, inspire, participate
Challenge, inspire, participate

 Belinda Wilson Feb 2017

I am prepared for a busy year as president. Happy new year. It is the time when we assess the year ahead, hopefully with renewed energy. We plan our priorities...

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Rethink called for
Rethink called for

 Nerida Wallace Feb 2017

Expect to fight new red tape. This year, practitioners face a new challenge. Expected anti-money laundering legislation will bring a plethora of red tape. Practitioners will be required to establish

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

An unintended precedent? Shearman v Owners Corporation No 1 417405Y [2016] (Shearman) VSC 551 (21 September 2016) held that VCAT had jurisdiction to determine a matter...

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Advocate for the profession
Advocate for the profession

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

LIV president Belinda Wilson wants to challenge what it means to be a lawyer in 2017. After 15 years working as a commercial lawyer in regional Victoria, Belinda Wilson...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

LIV Members Christmas Party: LIV members celebrated the end of 2016 at Zinc in Federation Square at the annual LIV Members Christmas Party...

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Meet the LIV Council 2017
Meet the LIV Council 2017

 Law Institute Journal Feb 2017

Introducing the Law Institute of Victoria Council for 2017. On the Coucil Executive: Belinda Wilson, President; Sue Kee, President-elect; Stuart Webb, Vice-president...

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Remembering Ronald Ryan
Remembering Ronald Ryan

 Kathy Laster Feb 2017

Through his death, the last man executed in Australia provided the impetus for the end of the death penalty. It is the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan...

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Time to reinvest in justice
Time to reinvest in justice

 Tiffany Overall Feb 2017

Youth justice reforms need to be tough on the causes of crime. Since the notorious Moomba riots in 2016 there has been a negative media narrative on youth crime in Victoria...

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Safeguarding the public trust
Safeguarding the public trust

 Carolyn Ford Feb 2017

Dr John Lynch sees his role at IBAC as ensuring the public can trust the way taxpayer dollars are spent. Dr John Lynch didn’t see the need for a corruption watchdog for the Victorian...

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