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Human rights charter guides pandemic response: A-G
Human rights charter guides pandemic response: A-G

 Karin Derkley 11 Sep 2020

Even in the face of the "wicked and infectious enemy" that is COVID-19, the government has continued to consider Victoria's Charter of Human Rights, Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said at the 2020 Higinbotham Lecture...

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High Court judgments
High Court judgments

 Dr Michelle Sharpe 01 Sep 2020

Assessing damages for misleading and deceptive conduct.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Sep 2020

Agreement “came into effect” pursuant to s90UI upon separation, not when it was signed

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Sep 2020

Criminal law and procedure – whether real risk of prejudice to an accused person’s right to a fair trial

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Courts’ therapeutic approach continues during pandemic
Courts’ therapeutic approach continues during pandemic

 Karin Derkley 20 Aug 2020

Victoria's specialist and mainstream courts have continued to provide therapeutic support programs during the pandemic, recently appointed Head of Division Specialist Courts Magistrate Pauline Spencer told the Criminal Law Conference...

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Judge-alone trials help reduce backlog: Chief Judge Kidd
Judge-alone trials help reduce backlog: Chief Judge Kidd

 Karin Derkley 19 Aug 2020


County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd has encouraged legal practitioners to reconsider the option of judge-alone trials as efforts by the courts to bring back jury trials have been stymied by the resurgence of the coronavirus...

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Remote hearings the norm for foreseeable future: Judge Cain
Remote hearings the norm for foreseeable future: Judge Cain

 Karin Derkley 18 Aug 2020

Criminal lawyers need to build their business around remote hearings for the foreseeable future, with in-person court attendance to remain the exception for some time, state coroner and coordinator of the courts’ response to the pandemic Judge John Cain told the LIV Criminal Law Conference...

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Federal Court judgments
Federal Court judgments

 Dan Star QC 01 Aug 2020

Judicial review of decision granting exemption from prohibition of live animal export – procedural fairness – legal unreasonableness.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Aug 2020

Isolating particular contributions overlooked “myriad of contributions” by parties in long relationship 

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Aug 2020

Costs – Whether incorporated legal practice entitled to costs order after acting for itself in proceeding

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Conference brings criminal lawyers together in time of isolation
Conference brings criminal lawyers together in time of isolation

 Karin Derkley 31 Jul 2020

Criminal lawyers will hear from heads of jurisdictions about how the courts have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they may be impacted by future plans at the Criminal Law Conference to be held online next Friday 7 August...

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Opinion: The tech genie is out
Opinion: The tech genie is out

 Fabian Horton 01 Jul 2020

The courts and legal profession have much to gain from experiencing the benefits of technology during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Jul 2020

Contravention – COVID-19 – reasonable excuse – variation of primary order

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Supreme Court judgments
Supreme Court judgments

 Dr Michael Taylor 01 Jul 2020

Election to renew application for leave to appeal against sentence determined by the Court of Appeal pursuant to s315 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009.

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Practice notes
Practice notes

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2020

Law Institute of Victoria: COVID-19 Hub – www.liv.asn.au/COVID19, Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia: DX mail service and  Supreme Court of Victoria: Redcrest – Probate Office.

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