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Your client’s star witness has lied in an affidavit filed in court – what do you do?
Your client’s star witness has lied in an affidavit filed in court – what do you do?

 By Michael Dolan 14 Nov 2019

You are acting for an international company which is the applicant in a Federal Court commercial dispute regarding patent rights.  You have filed and served an affidavit prepared by you and sworn by your client’s Australian manager.

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Young offenders need experienced advocates: judge
Young offenders need experienced advocates: judge

 Karin Derkley 13 Nov 2019

Sending junior lawyers to deal with youth offenders on the assumption they are better at relating to people their own age can be a “harsh entry to advocacy” and overlooks the complexity of youth offending, a conference on youth justice heard...
 

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Tanya Day’s family awarded Tim McCoy prize
Tanya Day’s family awarded Tim McCoy prize

 Karin Derkley 12 Nov 2019

The family of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, who died after she was arrested for being drunk in a public place, has won the Tim McCoy Award for their efforts to change Victoria’s public drunkenness laws and create community health alternatives to incarceration...

 

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Technology and the Law Committee Newsletter
Technology and the Law Committee Newsletter

 Technology and the Law Committee 06 Nov 2019

The October edition of the Technology and the Law Committee Newsletter is now available...

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LIV History Book Launched
LIV History Book Launched

 Carolyn Ford 04 Nov 2019

The first history of the Victorian legal profession was highly praised by Australia’s pre-eminent historian Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Blainey at the launch of Solicitors and the LIV in Victoria 1835-2019: Pathway to a Respected Profession by Simon Smith.

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Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019
Implementation of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019

 Property Law 04 Nov 2019

The LIV has written to Consumer Affairs Victoria to seek an amendment to proposed changes to the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2019 (“the Act”) which it felt would adversely affect regional and country Victorians.

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Submission to the Law Council Of Australia - 2020-2021 Federal Pre-Budget
Submission to the Law Council Of Australia - 2020-2021 Federal Pre-Budget

 Law Institute of Victoria 01 Nov 2019

The LIV has provided the LCA with feedback and recommendations regarding the impact of proposed changes to the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program and negotiations for funding to the legal sector through the new National Partnership Agreement...

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November LIJ flipbook
November LIJ flipbook

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2019

Welcome to the November 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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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2019

Pictures from the LIV 50-year member event, International Bar Association Annual Conference Victoria Law Foundation presentation and more...

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Flexibility: Lawyers opt for freelance careers
Flexibility: Lawyers opt for freelance careers

 Karin Derkley 01 Nov 2019

New platforms connecting lawyers with short-term placements appeal to those wanting to work outside the usual structures...

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LIV 160th: A regulatory leap forward
LIV 160th: A regulatory leap forward

 Simon Smith 01 Nov 2019

In the final of a four-part series extracted from his history of the LIV published this month, historian Simon Smith looks at how the LIV became the regulator of Victorian solicitors...

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Trust accounting: LIV offers one on one help
Trust accounting: LIV offers one on one help

 Carolyn Ford 01 Nov 2019

Trust Consult and Practice Management Consult are new bespoke services designed to help legal practitioners...

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Conduct: The burden of keeping secrets
Conduct: The burden of keeping secrets

 Carolyn Ford 01 Nov 2019

New research has lessons for lawyers who have to keep many more secrets than the average person...

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Welcome: Judge Karl Blake
Welcome: Judge Karl Blake

 Law Institute Journal 01 Nov 2019

Judge Karl Blake was welcomed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on 6 February. Among the speakers was LIV president Stuart Webb. This is an edited version of his speech...

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Opinion: How to stop wage theft
Opinion: How to stop wage theft

 Gabrielle Watson-Munro 01 Nov 2019

Reform is needed to help stamp out systemic exploitation of vulnerable workers...

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