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Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser
Party-party Taxations – when a winning party might actually be the loser

 LIV Costs Law Executive Committee 19 Sep 2019

The impact of Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 63.85 can be a serious impediment to a winning party maximising costs recovery when taxing costs...

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Green light for contingency fees
Green light for contingency fees

 Victorian Law Reform Commission 01 Aug 2018

The VLRC considers that lawyers should be able to charge contingency fees, as it provides another avenue of funding for clients who may otherwise be unable to afford litigation...

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VLRC greenlights contingency fees
VLRC greenlights contingency fees

 Karin Derkley 21 Jun 2018

Lawyers should be able to charge contingency fees on approval from the Supreme Court, a report on litigation funding and class actions by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) recommends...

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A knock to the head
A knock to the head

 Annette Greenhow 03 Apr 2018

Sport-related concussion issues are likely to be deliberated in Australian courts in the next 12 months...

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Independence rules
Independence rules

 Gino Dal Pont 03 Apr 2018

Lawyer independence must function to moderate the trajectory and cost of litigation...

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Ancillary issues
Ancillary issues

 Philip Barton 01 Jun 2017

Recent Victorian Testator’s Family Maintenance litigation has highlighted diverse unusual ancillary points. Recent Victorian testator’s family maintenance litigation has highlighted...

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LIV responds to The Australian article ‘Federal court urges law firms to send more work to Bar’
LIV responds to The Australian article ‘Federal court urges law firms to send more work to Bar’

 LIV Media 17 May 2017

Last Friday The Australian published an article suggesting that law firms had been placed on notice and face adverse cost...

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Going it alone
Going it alone

 Karin Derkley 01 May 2017

More options are needed to support a growing number of people having to face court unrepresented. In the County Court, Mark Ballantyne is fighting to save his home after defaulting on what...

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Parents lacking capacity
Parents lacking capacity

 Siobhan Mansfield 01 Apr 2017

There is a need for legislative clarity regarding the role and impact of litigation guardians. Vu entered a Thai refugee centre as a child. While there, she was violently raped and became...

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Jury direction reforms undermine fair trials
Jury direction reforms undermine fair trials

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2017

The LIV has criticised the state government’s proposed jury directions reforms as having the potential to undermine the right of...

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Changes to party party taxation
Changes to party party taxation

 Janine Wirth 01 Apr 2017

New practice notes affecting litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria came into effect on 30 January 2017. Practice Note SC Gen 11 sets out the practice in relation to matters in the Costs Court...

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