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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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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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Practising Certificate Fees Increase
Practising Certificate Fees Increase

 Karen Cheng 24 Nov 2016

The LIV has launched a PC Fee Increase information hub to provide members with updates about changes to practising certificate fees, details of LIV advocacy and...

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PC Fee Increase - Letter to AG
PC Fee Increase - Letter to AG

 Nerida Wallace, LIV CEO 09 Nov 2016

Regulations setting out the current practising certificate fees will sunset on 30 June 2017. The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner has begun preliminary consultation on fees options. The LIV has...

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Letter to Law Associations: PC Fees - Preliminary Consultation on Options
Letter to Law Associations: PC Fees - Preliminary Consultation on Options

 Michael McGarvie 10 Oct 2016

The Legal Profession (Practising Certificate Fees) Regulations 2012 set the fees to be paid for practising certificates in Victoria. These Regulations...

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Trust accounting
Trust accounting

 Nilantha Wanaguru 01 Oct 2016

Practitioners need to be aware of requirements and process in relation to withdrawal of trust money under the Uniform Law. Pursuant to the Uniform Law, a law practice must not withdraw trust money from a general trust...

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Letter to LIV: PC Fees - Preliminary Consultation on Options
Letter to LIV: PC Fees - Preliminary Consultation on Options

 Michael McGarvie 13 Sep 2016

The Legal Profession (Practising Certificate Fees) Regulations 2012 set the fees to be paid for practising certificates in Victoria. These Regulations...

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From the LIV
From the LIV

 Nerida Wallace & Steven Sapountsis 01 Jul 2016

As president, I have met with many members and representatives from allied law associations representing lawyers from different geographical and cultural groups. I have also met with most Sections of the LIV...

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