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LIV tells parliament of pandemic’s impact on profession
LIV tells parliament of pandemic’s impact on profession

 Karin Derkley 20 May 2020

The LIV has told a parliamentary committee the legal profession has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, with regional practitioners who were still reeling from January’s bushfires particularly affected...

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Ethics: Beware of  modifying practice
Ethics: Beware of modifying practice

 Donna Cooper and Michael Dolan 01 May 2020

Ethical thinking and good practice is critical during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Advocacy: LIV calls for crisis measures
Advocacy: LIV calls for crisis measures

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 May 2020

Submissions to federal Attorney-General Christian Porter and state Attorney-General Jill Hennessy on behalf of LIV members call for essential service provisions.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 May 2020

Conduct giving rise to contraventions re personal advice, best interests obligations, misleading or deceptive conduct, statutory unconscionable conduct and requirements to act efficiently, honestly and fairly

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2020

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19

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Ethics Committee rulings: Duty of confidence
Ethics Committee rulings: Duty of confidence

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 May 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Ethics: Anticipating obligations
Ethics: Anticipating obligations

 Gino Dal Pont 01 May 2020

Lawyers’ obligations may emerge independent of an existing retainer.

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Victorian law reform: More power to the people
Victorian law reform: More power to the people

 VLRC 01 May 2020

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 enshrines advance care directives in law.

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Advocacy: Submissions
Advocacy: Submissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 May 2020

LIV Submissions:Cyber precedent website, Elder financial abuse, Inquiry into homelessness, New Online Safety Act and Waste management and recycling inquiry.

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Apr 2020

“Best interests obligations” in Corporations Act, ss961B, 961G and 961J – lack of culture of compliance – penalties

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Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality
Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Apr 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Ethics: Taking unfair advantage
Ethics: Taking unfair advantage

 Michael Dolan 01 Apr 2020

Where an obvious error is made in favour of your client, a practitioner may face an ethical dilemma. Do you tell the party making the error or stay silent?

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Skills: How to keep it brief
Skills: How to keep it brief

 Karin Derkley 01 Mar 2020

Are you overloading your clients with too much information?

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Ethics: In-house challenges
Ethics: In-house challenges

 Michael Dolan 01 Mar 2020

In-house lawyers face some interesting ethical challenges as their client is usually their employer...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Mar 2020

Whether misleading or deceptive conduct by online search and price comparison platform for travel accommodation . . 
 

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