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Year of crises leans heavily on government lawyers
Year of crises leans heavily on government lawyers

 Karin Derkley 25 Jun 2020

Government lawyers have been kept busy throughout 2020 as first the bushfires and then the COVID-19 crisis piled demand on their advice services, the LIV's Government Lawyers Conference was told last week...
 

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LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse
LIV recommends Centrelink hardship provisions for victims of elder financial abuse

 LIV Elder Law Committee 21 Feb 2020

The LIV is concerned about the impact of Centrelink's Income and Asset's test in accessing the eligibility for a pension of a victim of elder financial abuse...

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Financial services: 'Efficiently, honestly and fairly'
Financial services: 'Efficiently, honestly and fairly'

 Laurence White 01 Nov 2019

Australian financial services licence holders must ensure they fulfil all requirements efficiently, honestly and fairly. This obligation is subject to significant new sanctions which advisers should be aware of...

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New powers to target corporate wrongdoing
New powers to target corporate wrongdoing

 John Price 01 Jul 2019

Changes will affect financial services licensees and their legal advisers...

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Doing super better
Doing super better

 Andrew Proebstl 01 Jul 2019

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has concluded. What were the recommendations about super? What impacts will they have?...

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Countdown to end of trust year
Countdown to end of trust year

 Marco Zanon 01 Mar 2019

The Trust accounting year ends this month and under the Uniform Law, Victorian practitioners holding trust money need to take action...

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High risk lending alert
High risk lending alert

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Feb 2019

The current economic climate is increasing the risks for lenders and their lawyers...

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New financial complaints authority
New financial complaints authority

 Chris Liamos 01 Feb 2019

AFCA replaces the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Credit and Investments Ombudsman and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal...

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Ensuring peace of mind
Ensuring peace of mind

 Andrew Proebstl 01 Feb 2019

There are advantages to having insurance cover via your super fund...

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Homelessness and women
Homelessness and women

 Vanessa Shambrook 02 Jul 2018

One of the main reasons women are at risk is related to gender-based economic and financial inequality...

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LIV advocacy
LIV advocacy

 Law Institute Journal 02 Jul 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets 2021-2030 review: The LIV’s submission to the panel commended the Victorian government for being the first Australian state to introduce a state climate change act...

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Beware of email hacking risk regarding electronic funds transfers
Beware of email hacking risk regarding electronic funds transfers

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 29 May 2018

LPLC advises that there has been a dramatic increase in the theft of money from law firms and clients by cyber-criminals masquerading as either the client or the lawyer and sending fake emails...

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Banks should protect older customers from financial abuse
Banks should protect older customers from financial abuse

 Karin Derkley 03 May 2018

Banks need to take a greater role in protecting older customers from financial abuse, the Law Institute has said...

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LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
LIV Submission to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

 Elder Law Section elderlawsection@liv.asn.au 02 May 2018

The LIV's submission to the Banking Royal Commission highlights the need for increased methods of detection by banks and financial service entities to reduce the prevalence of financial elder abuse.

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Tips to maximise your costs recovery
Tips to maximise your costs recovery

 LIV Professional Development 26 Feb 2018

The LIV’s legal costings team is often asked “how do I maximise costs recovery?” Unfortunately, this is usually asked after the hard work is done and proceedings have been finalised...

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