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Restrictions on Lawyers' Managed Investment Schemes Commence 1 July
Restrictions on Lawyers' Managed Investment Schemes Commence 1 July

 Legal Profession Uniform Law LPUL@liv.asn.au 03 May 2018

From 1 July 2018, new legislation will restrict the invovlement of law practices in promoting and operating managed investment schemes.

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Attorney-General Accepts VLSB PC Fees Recommendations
Attorney-General Accepts VLSB PC Fees Recommendations

 LIV Media 31 Jan 2018

The Attorney-General has accepted the VLSB’s recommendations for new lawyers’ practising certificate fees for the 2018-19 Financial Year.

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LIV letter to AG - VLSB+C response to LIV PC Fees RIS submission
LIV letter to AG - VLSB+C response to LIV PC Fees RIS submission

 Barton Wu 22 Jan 2018

The LIV wrote to the Attorney-General to express ongoing concerns following the VLSB+C's response to its submission on the draft RIS for new PC Fees Regulations.

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LIV welcomes new structure for cost of Practising Certificate fees in Victoria
LIV welcomes new structure for cost of Practising Certificate fees in Victoria

 LIV Media 22 Jan 2018

The LIV welcomes proposed new pricing structure for PC fees, but remains concerned about the cost of legal profession regulation in Victoria.

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New costs disclosure concept to create more
New costs disclosure concept to create more "harmonised" approach

 Karin Derkley 06 Dec 2017

The Legal Services Council is looking into a costs disclosure concept it says will create a more harmonised approach across jurisdictions and provide better protection for both law practices and consumers...

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Uniform law: is your external examiner approved under the uniform law?
Uniform law: is your external examiner approved under the uniform law?

 LIV 14 Nov 2017

On Friday 10 November 2017, the VLSB+C sent an email to law practices whose external examiner, according to VLSB+C records, had yet to undertake the Uniform External Examiner course...

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LIV welcomes new head of Legal Services Board Fiona McLeay
LIV welcomes new head of Legal Services Board Fiona McLeay

 LIV Media 20 Sep 2017

The LIV welcomes the appointment of Fiona McLeay as the new Victorian Legal Services Board CEO and Victorian Legal Services Commissioner...

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LIV Submission on VLSB+C PC Fees Discussion Paper
LIV Submission on VLSB+C PC Fees Discussion Paper

 Barton Wu 31 Mar 2017

The LIV prepared a comprehensive submission in response to the VLSB+C's Discussion Paper on its Review of Lawyers' Practising Certificate Fees.

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Legal Costs: Quick tips to ensure your practice is compliant under the Uniform Law
Legal Costs: Quick tips to ensure your practice is compliant under the Uniform Law

 John Colonna, LIV Costs Lawyers 21 Mar 2017

Few practitioners would disagree with the proposition that legal practice is the most heavily regulated profession...

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March LIJ flipbook
March LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Mar 2017

Welcome to the March LIJ flipbook. You can turn pages electronically, magnify type and click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising...

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Value, Pricing, Costs
Value, Pricing, Costs

 Liz Harris 01 Mar 2017

Practitioners need to understand the relationship between value, price and cost and how it fits within uniform law. Economists accept that value is the arbiter of price and, in the...

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Lump sum invoices and itemised bills
Lump sum invoices and itemised bills

 Anna Sango 01 Mar 2017

Practitioners need to be aware that in a costs review they may not be permitted to amend their initial invoice to the client and may be bound by it...

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Watch out for regulatory risks
Watch out for regulatory risks

 Paddy Oliver 01 Dec 2016

A major source of legal obligations for lawyers is the Uniform Law. Lawyers by definition understand the law and, more specifically, the areas of law in which they practise. But what about the laws...

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Costs lawyers – Section update
Costs lawyers – Section update

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2016

The LIV Costs Law Section has this year focused on the costs disclosure requirements under the Legal Profession Uniform Law. The LIV Costs Law Section was formed in February 2016...

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Attorney-General Requests VSLB Delay PC Fees RIS
Attorney-General Requests VSLB Delay PC Fees RIS

 LIV Media 30 Nov 2016

In a letter to the LIV, the Victorian Attorney-General, The Hon. Martin Pakula, advised that he has requested the Victorian Legal Services...

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