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Lawyers take a stand
Lawyers take a stand

 Christopher Smith 01 Nov 2017

On 28 August 2017, on breakfast radio, the federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton controversially declared that lawyers and law firms providing pro bono assistance to asylum seekers are “un-Australian”. This rebuke...

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Audits add value
Audits add value

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 02 Oct 2017

File audits are an important tool for all legal practices...

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Andrew Yuile 01 Jul 2017

Meaning of “inflicted” where accused caused contraction of disease – recklessness and foresight of risk In Aubrey v The Queen [2017] HCA 18...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Daniel Star 01 Jul 2017

Misfeasance in public office – elements of the tort – whether complaint to regulators was exercise of power attached to public office...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2017

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will be moving to the provision of digital court orders for legal representatives from 1 July 2017...

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It’s appealing
It’s appealing

 Katie Miller and Brittany Myers 01 May 2017

Metricon Homes v Softley & Softley sets out two tests for applications for leave to appeal VCAT decisions to the Supreme Court which have practical implications for practitioners.

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Federal Court Judgments
Federal Court Judgments

 Dan Star SC 01 May 2017

Whether s33 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) authorised revocation of administrative decision – whether the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) evinced a contrary...

 

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Similarities and differences
Similarities and differences

 Anna Parker and Suzanne Bettink 01 Apr 2017

Families are often involved in both the Children’s Court and the Family Law Courts. practitioners should be aware of the main differences in the laws and processes of the two jurisdictions...

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Apr 2017

The filing of a Notice of Risk is mandatory with any initiating application or response seeking parenting orders in the FCC. It is the prescribed form used for allegations of child abuse and family violence...

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Practice notes with byte
Practice notes with byte

 Julian Lambert 01 Apr 2017

New court guidelines encourage speed and efficiency in civil proceedings. The Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia have recently updated their technology in civil proceedings...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Feb 2017

In Parke & The Estate of the Late A Parke [2016] FamCAFC 248 (24 November 2016) the husband appealed the setting aside of a financial agreement by Judge Howard...

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Supreme Court Judgments
Supreme Court Judgments

 Professor Greg Reinhardt 01 Feb 2017

Stevens v Spotless Management Services Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 299 (unreported, 30 November 2016, S APCI 2016 0016, Kyrou and McLeish JJA and Elliott AJA)...

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Federal Court Changes
Federal Court Changes

 Liz Harris 01 Feb 2017

The Court has taken a significant step to limit matters requiring the preparation of the bill of costs by indicating a preference for making a lump sum cost order...

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LIV Practice Management Advisory Group
LIV Practice Management Advisory Group

 Anna Alexander, Member Support 06 Dec 2016

Practice management involves resources, information, education, decisions and actions to enable the provision of professional services...

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Family Law Judgments
Family Law Judgments

 Robert Glade-Wright 01 Nov 2016

Children: Artificial conception – Egg donor held to be a parent. In Clarence & Crisp [2016] FamCAFC 157 (18 August 2016) the Full Court (Thackray, Ainslie-Wallace & Aldridge JJ) dismissed with costs the birth mother’s...

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