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Child protection: The best interests of the child
Child protection: The best interests of the child

 Sally Nicholes, Michael Osrin and Alastair Noakes 01 Nov 2021

When the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing can unilaterally override decisions of the Victorian Children’s Court regarding child safety and welfare has been the subject of Supreme Court proceedings. 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Nov 2021

Court did not reconcile relocation order with expert recommendation that relocation not occur until child was nine.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Oct 2021

Mutual assumptions and consensual agreements may inform whether it is just and equitable to make a property order...

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How Islam helped my mental health
How Islam helped my mental health

 Sharlene Kuruppuarachchi 20 Sep 2021

I work as a lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in family violence and criminal law. I work with vulnerable clients where I have to undertake in court duties and casework files. This means I have to juggle a number of tasks each day. My faith has helped me be patient with clients because I need to have sincere concern for other people when I am interacting with them.

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A small win for female lawyers across the country
A small win for female lawyers across the country

 Shaniya Vilash 20 Sep 2021

The legal industry has been long known as a male-dominated profession, however on 14 July 2021, for the first time, it was reported that female practitioners outnumbered their male counterparts in all states and territories within Australia.[1]

 

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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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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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Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh
Golden Gavel 2021: a golden opportunity to showcase your skills or to just have a laugh

 Sylvie Alston 22 Jul 2021

My favourite Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Young Lawyers event is less than a month away. Not only is the Victorian Golden Gavel Competition the perfect opportunity for young lawyers to build their professional brand, be inspired and enhance their professional skills, it also offers the best boost to one’s wellbeing – laughter.

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Hungary and COVID-19
Hungary and COVID-19

 Sinéad O’Brien Butler 21 Jul 2021

The LIV presents a series of opinion blogs from various LIV Young Lawyers members relating to governments around the world using COVID-19 as justification to abrogate human rights. The first blog focuses on the expanded power of Victor Orbán’s Fidesz party during the pandemic.

 

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How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective
How to tackle imposter syndrome: a law student’s perspective

 Grace Beaumont 20 Jul 2021

Do you identify as a perfectionist? Do you shy away from speaking up in case you’re wrong? Does networking and being surrounded by successful professionals make your stomach turn?

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Jun 2021

Mother’s “fixed” but unfounded allegations of sexual abuse by father were damaging to the children.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 May 2021

That the wife was advised against signing the BFA, but did so anyway, may be an “indicium of undue influence” as held in Thorne v Kennedy [2021] FamCAFC 9

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Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody
Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2021

SHINE for Kids got creative for some of the 77,000 children unable to visit their mother or father in prison during COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Trans Day of Visibility 2021
Trans Day of Visibility 2021

 Teddy Darling 27 Apr 2021

The International Trans Day of Visibility was on 31 March. Life as a trans or gender diverse (TGD) lawyer is as varied as gender identity, no two experiences are alike.

 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Apr 2021

Parental capacity not always impacted where concerns held as to a child’s safety in the other parent’s care.

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