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Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser
Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser

 LIV Costs Law Executive Committee 19 Sep 2019

The impact of Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 63.85 can be a serious impediment to a winning party maximising costs recovery when taxing costs...

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Interview: Opposition firm on matters of justice
Interview: Opposition firm on matters of justice

 Carolyn Ford 01 Sep 2019

The state shadow Attorney-General Edward O’Donohue has called for action to tackle court backlogs and to make the system work smarter...

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Social justice: Towards a fairer playing field
Social justice: Towards a fairer playing field

 Jacqueline Van Dort 01 Aug 2019

Alternative dispute resolution allows for greater access to justice in the community...
 

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LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation
LIV opposes bill to repeal 'medevac' legislation

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 30 Jul 2019

The LIV has strongly opposed the passage of a bill which seeks to repeal vital medical transfer provisions that allow asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention access to specialised medical treatment in Australia...
 

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LIV calls for mental health reform
LIV calls for mental health reform

 Criminal Law Section 09 Jul 2019

The LIV has made 50 recommendations in its formal submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System...

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When three’s a crowd
When three’s a crowd

 Charles Noonan 01 Jul 2019

The Full Court of the Federal Court has considered whether a trial judge engaged in an appropriate exercise of discretion when faced with competing class actions...

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Investing in access to justice
Investing in access to justice

 Fiona McLeay 01 Jul 2019

Through strategic investment, the Victorian LSB and Commissioner’s Grants Program is enabling greater access to justice for vulnerable communities...

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Prison a revolving door of trauma for women
Prison a revolving door of trauma for women

 Karin Derkley 14 Jun 2019

Women and girls are returning to prison over and over again because of “interjurisdictional neglect”, prisoners' advocate Debbie Kilroy told the LIV's Women in Leadership lunch...

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Time to go online
Time to go online

 Katarina Palmgren 01 Jun 2019

The introduction of an online court in Victoria for low value civil disputes would present an unprecedented opportunity to truly modernise the civil justice system, increase access to justice and reduce the strain on the Victorian courts...  

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Law Institute of Victoria responds to justice sector investment
Law Institute of Victoria responds to justice sector investment

 LIV Media 28 May 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the state government’s commitment to tackling the causes of crime in Victoria...

 

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Law Week shows how legal profession can serve community
Law Week shows how legal profession can serve community

 Karin Derkley 09 May 2019

Law Week is as much an opportunity for the legal profession to learn how to better serve the community as it is about educating the community about the legal system...

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Law Institute of Victoria calls for increased State Budget justice investment
Law Institute of Victoria calls for increased State Budget justice investment

 LIV Media 08 May 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has called on the State Government to invest in 10 key justice areas in this month’s State Budget...

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‘Paltry’ legal aid funding fails to keep pace with demand
‘Paltry’ legal aid funding fails to keep pace with demand

 Karin Derkley 04 Apr 2019

The federal government’s "underwhelming" funding package for legal assistance will place more pressure on the Victorian state government to cover ballooning demand for legal aid, says LIV president Stuart Webb...
 

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R is for refugee, R is for resilience
R is for refugee, R is for resilience

 Lauri Stewart 01 Apr 2019

I have been an immigration, refugee and human rights lawyer for more than 10 years, both in private and non-profit practice. In addition to the challenges faced by all lawyers – ungrateful and demanding clients and bureaucratic red tape...

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The law is everyone’s business
The law is everyone’s business

 Arthur Moses SC 01 Mar 2019

In this election year the LCA will speak up for society’s marginalised and disadvantaged, who all too often fall through the cracks...

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