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Detention should be last resort, LIV tells inquiry
Detention should be last resort, LIV tells inquiry

 Karin Derkley 08 Sep 2021

Detention should be a measure of last resort, but instead an increasing number of Victorians are being detained before they have even been found guilty of a crime, LIV president Tania Wolff told the Parliamentary Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System.

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Sep 2021

Immigration - False imprisonment

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Sep 2021

Insurer not entitled to rely on s28(3) of Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) – estoppel – distinction between concise statements and pleadings

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Sep 2021

Equal assessment of contributions failed to give recognition to husband’s inheritance which made up 30 per cent of the pool...

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Sep 2021

Practice and procedure – test for determining when Court will release party from undertaking given to court.
 

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Covid-19 a “lightning rod” for reform of Magistrates Court, conference told
Covid-19 a “lightning rod” for reform of Magistrates Court, conference told

 Karin Derkley 20 Aug 2021

Despite its devastating impacts on the profession, COVID-19 has also been a “lightning rod” for permanent beneficial change to Victoria's busiest court, Chief Magistrate Lisa Hannan told the LIV Criminal Law Conference...

 

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ARC: Specialist court expansion recommended
ARC: Specialist court expansion recommended

 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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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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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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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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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Aug 2021

Grant v Bird [2021] VSC 380 (29 June 2021), No S ECI 2019 04507.

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The LIV provides feedback on Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment Bill
The LIV provides feedback on Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment Bill

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 22 Jul 2021

The Law Institute of Victoria has, in a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, provided feedback on the Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill... 

 

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Koori Court: Self-determination in action
Koori Court: Self-determination in action

  Karin Derkley 01 Jul 2021

In the first of a series on Victoria’s specialist courts, Magistrate Rose Falla talks to the LIJ about the expansion and ongoing success of the Koori Court.

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Historical sex offences: The quest for justice
Historical sex offences: The quest for justice

 Nivedana Achuthan and Chithralega Thavachelvam 01 Jul 2021

Some key findings in the High Court decision of Pell v The Queen have implications concerning the scope for future legislative reform. 

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Jul 2021

Unlawful means conspiracy.

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