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‘Dr No’ bows out at the top
‘Dr No’ bows out at the top

 Steve Butcher 01 Nov 2016

One of Victoria’s first female permanent Crown prosecutors, Michele Williams QC, has confronted some of the state’s worst offenders. Senior Victorian Crown prosecutor Michele Williams has a laugh to brighten your day...

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Populist ‘tough on crime’ approach won’t ensure community safety
Populist ‘tough on crime’ approach won’t ensure community safety

 LIV Media 21 Oct 2016

The LIV acknowledges the very real anxiety caused by the increase in serious crimes by a group of young offenders over...

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Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016
Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016

 LIV Submissions 18 Oct 2016

The LIV has written to the Attorney General regarding the Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2016 which...

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New carjacking sentences
New carjacking sentences "out of kilter"

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

The LIV has expressed concern that legislation introduced by the state government to create statutory minimum sentences for aggravated carjacking and aggravated home invasion constitutes a form of mandatory sentencing...

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Effective expert witnesses
Effective expert witnesses

 Douglas J James and James Fitzpatrick 01 Oct 2016

Practitioners should be aware of the pitfalls when instructing expert witnesses in personal injury trials and in the preparation of expert reports. The “once and for all” nature of compensatory damages means that for an injured plaintiff....

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Living Law: On the ball
Living Law: On the ball

 Karin Derkley 01 Oct 2016

Chief Examiner Steve McBurney is used to making tough calls – on and off the field. There are one or two similarities between being Chief Examiner and a footy umpire, says Steve McBurney..

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Inside stories: Courtroom drama
Inside stories: Courtroom drama

 Law Institute Journal 01 Oct 2016

An educational program run by the National Trust brings teenagers into contact with the law. Walking into Melbourne’s Old Magistrates’ Court, you find yourself in the middle of what sounds exactly like a County Court culpable driving trial...

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LIV calls for national attention on youth detention
LIV calls for national attention on youth detention

 LIV Media 26 Jul 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the immediate response of the Federal Government in calling a Royal Commission into youth detention in the...

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Cross-examination: an art or a science?
Cross-examination: an art or a science?

 Daniel Sala, Richard Edney and Josh Taaffe 12 Jul 2016

Those who study and hone the skills of cross-examination are often called upon to consider the question – Is effective cross-examination an art or a science? In the past cross-examination was considered an art...

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Targeting organised crime
Targeting organised crime

 VLRC 01 Jun 2016

Organised crime is a recurring topic for the legal profession, law enforcement agencies and policy makers. It is now recognised that organised crime groups have made the infiltration of lawful occupations...

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Review of Bail Act
Review of Bail Act

 Criminal Law Section 01 Feb 2006

The aim of this submission is to provide answers to the particular questions posed in the Review of the Bail Act Consultation paper produced by the VLRC...

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