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Commercial Law Section

In summary the objectives of the Commercial Law Section are to:

  • Represent the Law Institute of Victoria in consultations and reviews regarding all aspects of Commercial Law by developing submissions and policy positions;
  • Educate the wider legal profession with regard to key and topical Commercial Law issues through all CLS Committees and the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars;
  • Share knowledge and experiences amongst Section members regarding Commercial Law issues; and
  • Foster links with other professional industry associations in order to facilitate strong relationships and improve outcomes for the community.

How to join the Commercial Law Section

All LIV members are entitled to join the Commercial Law Section.

This can be done by logging into the LIV website (using your user name and password), clicking on the tab at the top of the page which has your name on it, then at the top of the page selecting the ‘My LIV Profile’ tab and clicking on ‘Membership’ from the dropdown options.

You will then be able to join the Commercial Law Section by selecting the “Commercial Law” option and then clicking ‘save’ at the bottom of the page.

By joining the Commercial Law Section, you will receive tailored information regarding Commercial Law and activities of the Commercial Law Section, as well as being able to attend and vote at the Commercial Law Section AGM. Joining the Commercial Law Section is also a prerequisite for joining any of the Section’s committees (including the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee). For information regarding the Section’s committees, please see below.

Section Committees

The Commercial Laws Section currently has the following committees and working groups:

  • Executive Committee
  • Business Law and Corporate Law Committee
  • Competition and Consumer Law Committee
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee
  • Not for Profit and Charities Law Committee
  • Sports Law Committee
  • State Taxes Committee
  • Taxation and Revenue Committee

How to get Involved in a Committee

All committee members must be members of the Commercial Law Section. For information about how to join the Section see above.

For further information about joining a committee, please contact Claudia Lavery, Paralegal, Commercial Law Section at

Committee Descriptions

Business and Corporate Law Committee

The LIV’s Business and Corporate Law Committee discusses recent cases, legislative changes and practical issues relevant to business and corporate lawyers.

Further, the Committee is responsible for developing relevant publications, forms and precedents, responding to government inquiries and consultations, and making proactive submissions to government.

Finally, the Committee regularly liaises with relevant government bodies and industry groups, including the Business Council of Australia, CPA, Australian Bankers Association and Victorian Small Business Commissioner.

The Committee meets six times a year.

Chair: Rod Stumbles

Deputy Chair: Morris Landau

For more information about the Commercial Law Section, please contact Claudia Lavery, Paralegal, Commercial Law Section at