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Litigation funding in the spotlight
Litigation funding in the spotlight

 VLRC Aug 2017

Inquiry terms of reference raise the question of lifting the ban on law firms charging contingency fees. Litigation funders reduce the financial risk to plaintiffs if the litigation fails...

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Move to protect the elderly
Move to protect the elderly

 Australian Law Reform Commission Aug 2017

The ALRC recommends a national plan to help stop financial and physical elder abuse. Elder abuse can be physical, sexual, psychological or financial...

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PPSA claims and changes
PPSA claims and changes

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee. Aug 2017

What are you doing to avoid a Personal Property Securities Act claim? One of the first LPLC blogs was about the Personal Property Securities Act 2009...

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Everyone is going tech
Everyone is going tech

 Fabian Horton Aug 2017

Everywhere you look at the moment it seems that lawyers are going all tech, everything from the paperless office to AI assistants...

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Septic situation
Septic situation

 Russell Cocks Aug 2017

Section 32H requires a vendor to disclose if particular services, including sewerage, are not connected to the property. Not many s32 cases make it to the Supreme Court...

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What is socially acceptable?
What is socially acceptable?

 Damian Clarke Aug 2017

Until I started writing this I had not appreciated the importance of social media professionally, personally, privately and publicly. It crosses areas including firm...

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Border issues
Border issues

 Cate Dealehr Aug 2017

There is no provision specifically dealing with the jurisdictional question of whether the home jurisdiction or some other state or territory law would apply in relation to costs under the Legal Profession Uniform Law...

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Everyday practice
Everyday practice

 Kezia Adams Aug 2017

Making the legal system accessible is important to Clayton Utz lawyers. Clayton Utz is marking 20 years of its formal pro bono practice...

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Access to justice restored
Access to justice restored

 Fraser Lane Aug 2017

In April, the federal government announced it would reverse impending funding cuts to community legal centres (CLCs). In this announcement...

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Raising cultural diversity
Raising cultural diversity

 Elena Tsalanidis and Biya Sun Aug 2017

The legal profession has much work to do in addressing cultural diversity, particularly in senior management as a modern Australian workforce should reflect our multicultural composition...

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Work in progress
Work in progress

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

Practitioners reveal how they balance the demands of their professional and personal lives...

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On the Move
On the Move

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Nathan Goetz has been appointed a full time member. Bespoke, Stuart Wilson, formerly practising in-house, has joined as an associate principal...

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Mentoring Q&A
Mentoring Q&A

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

Why be a mentor? Many people were generous enough to meet with me while I was a student, whether just for a coffee or as part of a more formal program...

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Admissions
Admissions

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

The following people were admitted to practice as Australian Lawyers and as officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 20 June 2017. The LIJ welcomes them to the legal profession...

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Advocacy
Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal Aug 2017

LIV recognised by Professional Standards Councils for helping to protect members. The LIV has been officially recognised for supporting eligible members...

 

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