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LIV Trust accounts
LIV Trust accounts

 Marco Zanon 01 Jul 2016

It is important to clarify the requirements in relation to electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments from a law practice’s general trust account...

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From the LIV
From the LIV

 Nerida Wallace & Steven Sapountsis 01 Jun 2016

There have been big changes in the relationship between the LIV and the statutory regulator. I have been associated with the LIV for a long time...

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LIV Regulation
LIV Regulation

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2016

The LIV’s historical role as regulator has been reduced. Does the independence of the profession require regulation by the professional association? Have your say...

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Conduct and Costs
Conduct and Costs

 Steven Sapountsis 21 Apr 2016

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Victoria sound a clarion call to lawyers to carefully and critically assess the work and evidence required to run or defend a matter at the start of the matter...

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CEO Round up: Where the states stand
CEO Round up: Where the states stand

 Compiled by Karin Derkley 01 Apr 2016

What do law societies around the country say about some of the most important issues facing the legal profession today? We asked the CEOs in the first of a two-part series...

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Australian Legal Practitioner Certificates
Australian Legal Practitioner Certificates

 Karen Cheng & Rebekah Farrell 04 Feb 2016

The Law Institute of Victoria, the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee and the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner (VLSBC) are concerned that some banks are...

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What lawyers should know about costs and the Uniform Law
What lawyers should know about costs and the Uniform Law

 Steven Sapountsis 28 Jan 2016

The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic)(the Act) which set up the structure and bodies for a new national regulatory scheme...

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Uniform Law top tips
Uniform Law top tips

 LIV Media 25 Nov 2015

The LIV Uniform Law and Practice Support teams have compiled some tips based on popular queries...

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LIV Practice Support tips
LIV Practice Support tips

 LIV Media 06 Nov 2015

Law practices are required to have their trust records externally examined once per year by an approved external examiner who has successfully completed an external examiner’s course...

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President's update on Uniform Law
President's update on Uniform Law

 LIV Media 09 Oct 2015

The Legal Profession Uniform Law commenced on 1 July 2015. At the LIV, we see the start of the Uniform Law as the first step on the journey to a national legal profession. It was an important step, but now is not the time...

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The next steps in Uniform Law
The next steps in Uniform Law

 LIV Media 24 Sep 2015

The LIV is committed to bringing your issues and areas of concern to the regulators, putting forward potential solutions and lobbying for reform...

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The Uniform Law journey – are we there yet?
The Uniform Law journey – are we there yet?

 Katie Miller 10 Sep 2015

The Legal Profession Uniform Law (Uniform Law) commenced on 1 July 2015. If you’ve been on holidays and missed it, you can catch up with...

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Uniform Law - Common questions
Uniform Law - Common questions

 Katie Miller 02 Jul 2015

Yesterday was Victoria Day – the 164th anniversary of Victoria becoming a separate colony to New South Wales. We celebrated the event by inaugurating a new Governor – Her Excellency Linda Dessau AM...

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Uniform Law news leading up to July 2015
Uniform Law news leading up to July 2015

 LIV Media 01 Jul 2015

In addition to correspondence via email and letters to our members, the LIV provided various online updates in the lead up to the commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law on 1 July 2015. All news...

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