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Where’s the fair go?
Where’s the fair go?

 Steve Hynes 01 Jul 2016

The Australian legal system is based on Britain’s but Australia spends half per capita on legal aid of that spent in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own systems). In a country in which people...

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From the LIV
From the LIV

 Nerida Wallace & Steven Sapountsis 01 Jul 2016

As president, I have met with many members and representatives from allied law associations representing lawyers from different geographical and cultural groups. I have also met with most Sections of the LIV...

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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

I thought I should draw to your attention (and that of the author) to the fact the Monitor prepared a report last year, tabled in the Australian parliament in February 2016, concerning an aspect of the “special intelligence operations” ...

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High Court Judgments
High Court Judgments

 Andrew Yuile 01 Jul 2016

In Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers [2016] HCA 16 (4 May 2016) the High Court found that advocate’s immunity did not extend to negligent advice given by a solicitor that resulted in a settlement and consent orders...

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Federal court Judgments
Federal court Judgments

 Dan Star 01 Jul 2016

Jurisdictional error – denial of procedural fairness – Court’s duty to unrepresented litigants. In AMF15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCAFC 68 (20 May 2016) the Full Court set...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Jul 2016

In Director Clinical Services, Child & Adolescent Health Services and Kiszko & Anor [2016] FCWA 19 (24 March 2016) Thackray CJ of the Family Court of WA heard an application filed by the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Greg Reinhardt 01 Jul 2016

In a news article and a colour piece published in the Herald Sun on 14 May 2013, and subsequently uploaded to the internet, there was reference to Club Rawhide. In a news article and a colour piece...

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Legislation update
Legislation update

 LIV Library 01 Jul 2016

This summary is prepared by the LIV Library to help practitioners keep informed of recent changes in legislation. For weekly updates, visit the Law Institute website...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

The family law fees payable in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court are changing from 1 July 2016 as a result of the biennial increase. The “latest news section on the websites have been updated...

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Online
Online

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

When you see a client who is stressed and vulnerable, it is helpful to know the resources available to them. 1800Respect is for people who are experiencing sexual assault or domestic violence. The site provides information...

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Books
Books

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2016

Government regulators and inquiries in recent times have made it clear that bullying at work is not to be tolerated. Legislative responses have given individuals tools to redress bad behaviour by colleagues, albeit these...

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LIV Library
LIV Library

 LIV Library 01 Jul 2016

LIV Members may borrow library material for 14 days, with a one week renewal available unless reserved by a member. Items can be collected from the library, posted or sent via DX free of charge. Material including the location REF...

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Ethics: Lawyers and sexual harassment
Ethics: Lawyers and sexual harassment

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Jul 2016

The first few days of 2016 saw the topic of sexual harassment grab headlines. It stemmed from the conduct of a male cricketer in a post-match interview with a female reporter broadcast live on national television. The cricketer relayed...

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Ethics Committee rulings: Money in trust
Ethics Committee rulings: Money in trust

 Ethics Committee 01 Jul 2016

A firm acted for a cabinet maker (the client) in a commercial dispute with its customer regarding alleged defects in the construction and installation of kitchen cabinetry at the customer’s home. The firm was retained...

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LPLC: Solicitor’s certificate basics
LPLC: Solicitor’s certificate basics

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Jul 2016

Some practitioners are surprised that the LPLC continues to receive Amadio-type claims. These typically concern advice from a practitioner to a security provider which is subsequently disputed or an allegation from an unrepresented security...

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