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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 David Kelsey-Sugg 01 Apr 2020

Directions to jury – Liberato direction.

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 David Kelsey-Sugg 01 Mar 2020

Crown appeal against sentence – procedural fairness . . .

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Judicial College of Victoria: Collaborating against family violence
Judicial College of Victoria: Collaborating against family violence

 Elanor Peattie 01 Mar 2020

Multidisciplinary approaches involve a departure from the traditional 
adversarial model of justice to one that is collaborative and problem-solving...

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Criminal law: Sex Offenders Register – A guide for lawyers
Criminal law: Sex Offenders Register – A guide for lawyers

 Bill Doogue 01 Feb 2020

There are some basic concepts that lawyers should be familiar with when assisting clients on the sex offenders register...

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Criticisms of committals process unfounded
Criticisms of committals process unfounded

 Karin Derkley 23 Jan 2020

Abolishing committal hearings will undermine fundamental rights in the criminal justice system and exacerbate trial delays in the higher courts by making pre-trial processes significantly longer and increasing the number of cases that proceed to trial, the LIV says...
 

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Videolink assessments defended
Videolink assessments defended

 Karin Derkley 09 Dec 2019

Forensic psychologists and psychiatrists have defended the use of video conferencing for mental health assessments of defendants after a County Court judge claimed the practice was not a reliable or valid method for a forensic report...

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Lowering the bar of admissibility
Lowering the bar of admissibility

 Antony Lee Berger 01 Jul 2019

There has been a major upheaval in the High Court’s approach to tendency evidence resulting in lowering the threshold for admitting tendency evidence. This strongly favours the prosecution, especially in sexual offence cases...

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Have your say on committal hearings
Have your say on committal hearings

 VLRC 01 Jul 2019

The VLRC is exploring whether committals should be abolished or reformed to reduce victims’ trauma...

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Opposition welcomes debate on old minor offences
Opposition welcomes debate on old minor offences

 Karin Derkley 20 Feb 2019

Support for the Spent Convictions Bill is growing, with the LIV, the Victorian Bar and former shadow attorney-general John Pesutto coming out in favour of the scheme which would wipe clean the criminal record of those with minor convictions after 10 years, or five years for minors. ..

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Criminal Law Section celebrates 40 years of influence
Criminal Law Section celebrates 40 years of influence

 Karin Derkley 03 Dec 2018

The LIV Criminal Law Section's annual general meeting heard about how a handful of lawyers from this ‘grubby’ area of law set up the first criminal law committee 40 years ago...

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Supporting victims of crime
Supporting victims of crime

 VLRC 03 Dec 2018

A new Act recognises a victim of crime has an inherent interest in the response by the criminal justice system to that crime...

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Law and order election
Law and order election

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2018

Burglary and break and enter offences are the lowest they have been in a decade but crime is high on the election agenda...

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They found my iPhone
They found my iPhone

 Paul McGorrery 01 Nov 2018

A recent decision has upheld a ruling that although a mobile phone may have been unlawfully or improperly seized and searched, evidence obtained from it may still be admissible...

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Call for victims of crime shake-up
Call for victims of crime shake-up

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Nov 2018

A new scheme should be separate from the criminal court system, according to the latest VLRC report...

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LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences
LIV calls for re-think on proposed mandatory sentences

 LIV Media 23 Jul 2018

The LIV has written to the Attorney-General Martin Pakula reaffirming its strong opposition to the state government’s proposed mandatory sentences...

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