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August LIJ online edition
August LIJ online edition

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2021

Welcome to the August LIJ online edition. You can click through to editorial content, LIV goods and services and upcoming events and advertising.

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Contents – August LIJ
Contents – August LIJ

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2021

Quick links to August LIJ 2021 content.

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From the president: Taking an alternative approach
From the president: Taking an alternative approach

 Tania Wolff 01 Aug 2021

A more compassionate response to crime and the causes of crime is a key enabler of success in the justice system.

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2021

I write to register my unequivocal opposition to the proposal that solicitors should be able to charge contingency fees in class actions.

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Legal awards: LIV awards distinguished service
Legal awards: LIV awards distinguished service

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2021

Congratulations go to the winners of the 2021 LIV Legal Awards for their valuable contributions. 
 

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ARC: Specialist court to be expanded
ARC: Specialist court to be expanded

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2021

The Assessment and Referral Court has been recognised with multiple awards for its success in diverting people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system. Magistrate Roslyn Porter talks to Carolyn Ford.

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Community legal sector: COVID-19 Slams CLCs
Community legal sector: COVID-19 Slams CLCs

 Karin Derkley 01 Aug 2021

Faced with a surge in demand, the legal assistance sector has rallied together and innovated to help people affected by the pandemic.

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VLRC: Milestone for progress
VLRC: Milestone for progress

 Karin Derkley 01 Aug 2021

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has been improving laws in the state since 2001. Chair Tony North QC talks to Karin Derkley about its impact.

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Practice management: New Business program for principals
Practice management: New Business program for principals

 Law Institute Journal 01 Aug 2021

LIV Leaders in Practice is a new business support program for members who want to be more sustainable, profitable, hire the right people, use time more effectively and win more clients. 

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VLRC: 20 years of law reform
VLRC: 20 years of law reform

 Nick Gadd 01 Aug 2021

Established in 2001, the Victorian Law Reform Commission has led the way for substantial law reform in the state. 

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Substantial miscarriage of justice: Beyond reasonable doubt
Substantial miscarriage of justice: Beyond reasonable doubt

 Gavin Silbert QC 01 Aug 2021

The decision of the High Court of Australia overturning the Victorian Court of Appeal and acquitting Cardinal George Pell drew attention to the jurisdiction of intermediate courts of appeal to overturn jury verdicts. 

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Costs: Paying the price
Costs: Paying the price

 Dr Philip Bender and Charlie Schaffer 01 Aug 2021

Extreme caution should be taken when pleading fraud during civil proceedings in order to avoid adverse cost orders under the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) against client and practitioner. 

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Property law: Protecting the vulnerable
Property law: Protecting the vulnerable

 Gerard Brody 01 Aug 2021

While access to mainstream housing finance has grown substantially over the past 40 years, it has not stopped the emergence of higher-risk property transactions targeted at hopeful purchasers experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. 

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Sentencing: Judging statistics
Sentencing: Judging statistics

 Octavian Simu and Paul McGorrery 01 Aug 2021

Sentencing statistics help courts achieve consistency and keep up with community expectations, so it is important to know where to find them and how to use them. 

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Aug 2021

Implied freedom of political communication and exclusion by agreement.

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