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Organ and tissue donation laws need ‘urgent reform’Sep 10 2019

The Law Institute of Victoria has called for legislative change to increase organ and tissue donations in the state. Deals Write comm

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Sep 05 2019Out-of-date defamation laws are failing Australians

Our nation’s uniform defamation laws are threatening our fundamental rights in critical ways, the ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 03 2019Tributes flow for NSW’s first female judge

The legal profession of NSW has paid its respects to the Honourable Jane Mathews AO, who passed aw...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 02 2019Barristers must ‘embrace digital’ or be left behind

As a whole, the legal profession is running the risk of being left behind by technological advanceme...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 02 2019Attacks on Victorian magistrate are ‘misconceived and ill-informed’

Political posturing should never be able to diminish the independence of the judiciary and the guidi...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Obligation to report on fellow practitioners would be ‘draconian’Aug 28 2019

There are no express obligations to report misconduct of other legal professionals, and – despite consideration that it would assist in be...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Misconduct allegations against Victorian judge dismissedAug 27 2019

An allegation against a County Court judge that alcohol purchased using Coroners Court funds was removed for personal use has been dismissed...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Why was Pell’s appeal dismissed?Aug 21 2019

By a majority vote of two to one, the Court of Appeal in Victoria dismissed Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction for child...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Former magistrate to be struck off for child sex offencesAug 21 2019

A former Queensland-based magistrate has been recommended for removal from the roll in the Sunshine State following his conviction in 2017 ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Pell’s fate decided by Victorian Court of AppealAug 20 2019

The judgment in George Pell v The Queen has been handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal in Victoria. Deals Write comment (6...

by Jerome Doraisamy