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ARC: Specialist court to be expanded
ARC: Specialist court to be expanded

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2021

The Assessment and Referral Court has been recognised with multiple awards for its success in diverting people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system. Magistrate Roslyn Porter talks to Carolyn Ford.

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Substantial miscarriage of justice: Beyond reasonable doubt
Substantial miscarriage of justice: Beyond reasonable doubt

 Gavin Silbert QC 01 Aug 2021

The decision of the High Court of Australia overturning the Victorian Court of Appeal and acquitting Cardinal George Pell drew attention to the jurisdiction of intermediate courts of appeal to overturn jury verdicts. 

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Aug 2021

Implied freedom of political communication and exclusion by agreement.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Aug 2021

“Gross and deplorable” seven year delay in handing down judgment “contributed to the making of substantial errors”.

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Aug 2021

Grant v Bird [2021] VSC 380 (29 June 2021), No S ECI 2019 04507.

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The LIV provides feedback on Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment Bill
The LIV provides feedback on Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment Bill

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 22 Jul 2021

The Law Institute of Victoria has, in a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, provided feedback on the Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill... 

 

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Koori Court: Self-determination in action
Koori Court: Self-determination in action

  Karin Derkley 01 Jul 2021

In the first of a series on Victoria’s specialist courts, Magistrate Rose Falla talks to the LIJ about the expansion and ongoing success of the Koori Court.

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Historical sex offences: The quest for justice
Historical sex offences: The quest for justice

 Nivedana Achuthan and Chithralega Thavachelvam 01 Jul 2021

Some key findings in the High Court decision of Pell v The Queen have implications concerning the scope for future legislative reform. 

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Jul 2021

Unlawful means conspiracy.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Anthony Lo Surdo SC and Theresa Power 01 Jul 2021

Admitted contraventions of s21 of Australian Consumer Law – determination of pecuniary penalty – declaratory relief and penalties awarded in terms sought by parties.

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Jul 2021

Legal practitioners – whether conduct amounts to contempt of court

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Young Lawyers: Extra-curial punishment
Young Lawyers: Extra-curial punishment

 ​Rose George 01 Jul 2021

What role does extra-curial punishment play in sentencing?

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Workplace culture: Spotlight on legal profession’s open secret
Workplace culture: Spotlight on legal profession’s open secret

 Carolyn Ford 01 Jun 2021

The regulator and courts are set to toughen measures to stamp out offending behaviour in legal workplaces following the recent damning Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts.

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Courts 

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Jun 2021

In Victoria International Container Terminal Limited v Lunt [2021] HCA 11 (7 April 2021) the High Court had to consider whether an applicant’s motive for commencing proceedings (and concealment of that motive) amounted to an abuse of process that necessitated a permanent stay of the proceeding.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Jun 2021

Mother’s “fixed” but unfounded allegations of sexual abuse by father were damaging to the children.

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