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Celebrating Diversity
Celebrating Diversity

 Belinda Wilson, LIV President Aug 2017

Gender diversity in the law was in its infancy when I started my legal career in Gippsland many years ago. Young lawyers were difficult to source and pre technology, geographic isolation was widely felt...
 

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Are you serious?
Are you serious?

 Catherine Sim Aug 2017

Serious injury certificates granted by WorkCover or leave granted to pursue common law damages by the County Court should not limit the causes of action open to a worker in respect of their damages proceedings...

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Give and take
Give and take

 Simon Libbis Aug 2017

It is important that practitioners have a good understanding of the removal or modification of restrictive covenants, extinguishing easements, adverse possession and boundary realignments as mistakes and delays can be costly...

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A question of ethics
A question of ethics

 Professor the Hon Nahum Mushin Aug 2017

Our values are at the heart of ethical conduct. That is nowhere more important than in family law practice. Each of us must form our own views of the way in which we should conduct ourselves in practice...

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The quest for consistency
The quest for consistency

 Nivedana Achuthan Aug 2017

While current sentencing practices are used by courts as a guide, they can fail to reflect the intrinsic seriousness of the offending and moral culpability of the offender...

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Ready, willing and able
Ready, willing and able

 Christine Smyth and Katerina Peiros Aug 2017

Caselaw guides practitioners in advising their clients on non-binding nominations, collection of death benefits and possible conflicts of interest for personal representatives...

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High Court Judgments
High Court Judgments

 Andrew Yuile Aug 2017

In Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20 (14 June 2017) the appellant was convicted of nine counts of sexual offences against five underage girls...

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Federal Court Judgments
Federal Court Judgments

 Dan Star Aug 2017

In El Ossman v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCA 636 (6 June 2017) the Federal Court set aside the applicant's adverse security assessment...

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Family Court Judgments
Family Court Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright Aug 2017

Solicitor husband sentenced to six months imprisonment, In Bain & Bain (Deceased) [2017] FamCAFC 80 (3 May 2017) the Full Court (Bryant CJ, Ainslie-Wallace & Rees JJ) heard an appeal by the husband...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt Aug 2017

Whether adult daughter of deceased's domestic partner an 'eligible person' for family provision Scott-Mackenzie v Bail [2017] VSCA 108...

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Legislation Update
Legislation Update

 LIV Aug 2017

Practice Direction No. 8 of 2017 – Criminal Diversion Program: Diversion of Koori Accused before their Elders and Respected Persons...

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In_Sites
In_Sites

 LIV Library Aug 2017

This online resource published by DLA Piper provides an overview of privacy and data protection laws in nearly 100 jurisdictions.Country information includes relevant laws... 

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In_Print
In_Print

 LIV Library Aug 2017

This month’s books cover national energy laws, the Tasmanian Dam case, personal stories of refugees and asylum seekers, fiction and equity and trusts...

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In_Reference
In_Reference

 LIV Library Aug 2017

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...

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Executor Conflict
Executor Conflict

 LIV Ethics Aug 2017

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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