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Standing up for justice
Standing up for justice

 Karin Derkley 02 May 2016

LCA president-elect Fiona McLeod SC was always attracted to performing. If it wasn’t for a last minute failure of nerve, president-elect of the Law Council of Australia Fiona McLeod SC might have ended up in comedy...

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Call for targeted CPD for lawyers
Call for targeted CPD for lawyers

 Carolyn Ford 02 May 2016

Lawyers need to have family violence CPD training, according to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Education and CPD training in family violence issues for lawyers has been urged by the Royal Commission...

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Bias busting in practice
Bias busting in practice

 Karin Derkley 02 May 2016

Talking about the unconscious biases that influence the way lawyers are recruited and progress is an important step in firms building true diversity. 

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Celebrating 175 years of legal history
Celebrating 175 years of legal history

 Carolyn Ford 02 May 2016

A new book lifts the lid on the early years of Victoria's highest court. 

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Where the states stand
Where the states stand

 Compiled by Karin Derkley 02 May 2016

What do law societies around the country say about technology, engaging with Asia, and the over-supply of law graduates? We asked the CEOs in the second of this two part series.

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Let Them Stay campaign a success
Let Them Stay campaign a success

 Daniel Webb 02 May 2016

Pro bono support from the legal profession has been crucial in keeping 267 asylum seekers here.

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Chief Judge Michael Rozenes
Chief Judge Michael Rozenes

 Michael Rozenes 02 May 2016

Retired Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria Michael Rozenes was farewelled at a ceremony on 18 March. Among the speakers was LIV president Steven Sapountsis. This is an edited version of his speech.

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Investigation manager retires
Investigation manager retires

 Law Institute Journal 02 May 2016

Identifying potentially suspect transactions requires a “critical mind” that is helped by years of experience, according to Jolyon Dunn, who retired in April as manager, Investigations/Inspections at the LIV.

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From the LIV
From the LIV

 Nerida Wallace and Steven Sapountsis 02 May 2016

The LIV is working to encourage diversity in the profession. Intuitively, we know that recognising and valuing diversity is a fair way of conducting life and business. However, unless practitioners...

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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor

 Various 02 May 2016

Charity register: Since December 2012, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has received more than 1000 complaints from registered charities about the way banks and...

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High Court Judgments
High Court Judgments

 Andrew Yule 02 May 2016

In Tabcorp Holdings Limited v Victoria [2016] HCA 4 (2 March 2016) the High Court held that Tabcorp was not entitled to a terminal payment.

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Federal Court Judgments
Federal Court Judgments

 Dan Star 02 May 2016

Whether a statistical analysis of a judge’s previous decisions establishes bias. In ALA15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCCA 2047, Judge Street of the Federal Circuit Court...

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Robert Glade Wright 02 May 2016

Finding of shorter life expectancy due to ill health in the absence of expert evidence set aside. In Fontana & Fontana [2016] FamCAFC 11 (9 February 2016) the Full Court (Strickland, Murphy & Watts JJ) allowed...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 02 May 2016

The appellant had pleaded guilty and been convicted of the defensive homicide of her husband (the maximum penalty for such an offence is 20 years). The appellant had pleaded guilty and been convicted of the defensive homicide...

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Legislation update
Legislation update

 LIV Library 02 May 2016

This summary is prepared by the LIV Library to help practitioners keep informed of recent changes in legislation.

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