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LIV Advocacy
LIV Advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

LIV president Steven Sapountsis and LIV CEO Nerida Wallace met Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen and discussed the protocols for members of the profession having priority on hearing days over self represented litigants...

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New withholding tax measure to apply to $2 million-plus property transactions
New withholding tax measure to apply to $2 million-plus property transactions

 LIV Media 24 May 2016

On 1 July 2016, a new tax measure will be introduced that, despite its name, will affect all Australian tax residents involved in property transactions...

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Legal profession to rally in support of legal aid
Legal profession to rally in support of legal aid

 LIV Media 16 May 2016

The legal profession will rally with others concerned about the lack of legal representation for vulnerable Australians, as part of Law Week...

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Legal aid rally and LIV Awards book-end full Law Week
Legal aid rally and LIV Awards book-end full Law Week

 LIV Media 11 May 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria will host a full week of activities in Law Week, including a rally condemning cuts to legal aid funding, a mock trial...

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity) Bill 2016
Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity) Bill 2016

 LIV Submission 29 Apr 2016

The LIV sent a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation...

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Access to justice requires budget dollars
Access to justice requires budget dollars

 Karin Derkley 22 Apr 2016

The LIV welcomes the state government’s commitment to funding initiatives that aim to deal with drug abuse and family violence, as well as its funding of legal assistance to asylum seekers.

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Asylum seeker legal assistance funding is vital to access to justice
Asylum seeker legal assistance funding is vital to access to justice

 Kerry O'Shea 19 Apr 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the state government’s initiative to help improve legal assistance for asylum seekers, which will go some...

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Review of infringement regulations
Review of infringement regulations

 Clara Bradley 18 Apr 2016

The LIV submits that the current fines system has entrenched further disadvantage and criminalised poverty for vulnerable...

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From the LIV
From the LIV

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2016

The financial and emotional costs of parties engaged in an adversarial court or tribunal process in matters involving a statutory common law and “no fault” scheme such as transport or workplace accidents, can be substantially...

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100-plus ways to improve A2J
100-plus ways to improve A2J

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2016

The LIV has identified 104 ways to help deliver access to justice for Victorians including online dispute resolution, contingency fees, legal expense insurance and fixed prices...

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VLA Child Protection Guidelines
VLA Child Protection Guidelines

 Sarah Bright 18 Mar 2016

The LIV welcomes the proposed changes to the child protection guidelines in light of the 2014 legislative reforms created by the Children Youth & Families (Permanent Care & other matters) Act 2014...

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The Transport Accident Act protocols
The Transport Accident Act protocols

 Irene Chrisafis 29 Feb 2016

The Transport Accident Act Protocols are changing on 1 July 2016. Representatives of the ALA, LIV and TAC have been working together to identify and consider a number of changes to enhance the operation of the Protocols.

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Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention
Open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention

 Josephine Polak 24 Feb 2016

This joint letter, representative bodies, legal associations and jurists, calls for the 267 asylum seekers at the centre of the recent unsuccessful...

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Open letter to Prime Minister to end offshore detention
Open letter to Prime Minister to end offshore detention

 Kerry O'Shea 23 Feb 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria will host a launch of a letter from members calling on the government to end offshore processing...

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Contingency fees position paper released
Contingency fees position paper released

 Andrew Tabone 17 Feb 2016

Law practices in Victoria are currently prohibited from charging contingency fees (also known as damages - based billing) in relation to matters involving disputes or litigation.

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