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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Aug 2021

“Gross and deplorable” seven year delay in handing down judgment “contributed to the making of substantial errors”.

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Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh
Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh

 Sylvie Alston 22 Jul 2021

My favourite Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Young Lawyers event is less than a month away. Not only is the Victorian Golden Gavel Competition the perfect opportunity for young lawyers to build their professional brand, be inspired and enhance their professional skills, it also offers the best boost to one’s wellbeing – laughter.

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Hungary and COVID-19
Hungary and COVID-19

 Sinéad O’Brien Butler 21 Jul 2021

The LIV presents a series of opinion blogs from various LIV Young Lawyers members relating to governments around the world using COVID-19 as justification to abrogate human rights. The first blog focuses on the expanded power of Victor Orbán’s Fidesz party during the pandemic.

 

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How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective
How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective

 Grace Beaumont 20 Jul 2021

Do you identify as a perfectionist? Do you shy away from speaking up in case you’re wrong? Does networking and being surrounded by successful professionals make your stomach turn?

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Jun 2021

Mother’s “fixed” but unfounded allegations of sexual abuse by father were damaging to the children.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 May 2021

That the wife was advised against signing the BFA, but did so anyway, may be an “indicium of undue influence” as held in Thorne v Kennedy [2021] FamCAFC 9

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Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody
Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2021

SHINE for Kids got creative for some of the 77,000 children unable to visit their mother or father in prison during COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Trans Day of Visibility 2021
Trans Day of Visibility 2021

 Teddy Darling 27 Apr 2021

The International Trans Day of Visibility was on 31 March. Life as a trans or gender diverse (TGD) lawyer is as varied as gender identity, no two experiences are alike.

 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Apr 2021

Parental capacity not always impacted where concerns held as to a child’s safety in the other parent’s care.

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Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing
Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing

 Aayushi Patel 30 Mar 2021

Despite it being highly rewarding, studying law has the capacity to quickly become demanding. A profession in law requires extraordinary grades, exceptional involvement in numerous co-curricular activities and extensive legal experience.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Mar 2021

Contributions must be considered “holistically” and “weighed collectively”.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Feb 2021

High Court sets aside stay order – Full Court misapplied res judicata and Anshun estoppel 

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Why admissions ceremonies are important
Why admissions ceremonies are important

 Christine Bulos and Cherie Fung 22 Jan 2021

COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. Our freedoms, our health and, for many, the celebration of hard-earned achievements. For recent law graduates, the noteworthy often dreamt about day of being admitted to practice and reaching that finish line was brutally taken away as well.

 

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What admission into the legal profession meant to us
What admission into the legal profession meant to us

 Saara Amjadeen, Marionne Tolentino and Janice Mahesan 22 Jan 2021

Juggling law school, gaining practical legal experience, networking and engaging in other extracurricular activities was considered normal and almost expected of law students. Undoubtedly, anxiety and other stresses were part of law student life.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Dec 2020

Treatment of deed of gift – Majority of High Court reaffirms wide discretion of trial judge 

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