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  • 24 April, 2014 - Community Safety and wayward dogs

    List member Nic Kanarev is quoted in The Age in an article by Lucinda Schmidt entitled Dogs on death row. read more

    List member Nic Kanarev is quoted in The Age in an article by Lucinda Schmidt entitled Dogs on death row
    Victoria's restricted breed laws have failed to cut the number of dog attacks while costing local councils hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
    In Victoria, some dogs are more equal than others. Depending on a dog's postcode and the tenacity of its owner, a dog that bites might get off scot-free or it might be put down. Meanwhile, it can spend months in a pound awaiting its fate, with its owners barred from visiting.
    Most of the media coverage on this issue is about so-called ''restricted breed'' dogs, such as American pit bull terriers. Here, many dog owners, animal rights groups and councils bearing the brunt of the problem are united: the restricted breed laws are an expensive disaster. (More on that later.)

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  • 17 April, 2014 - Best Australian Lawyers 2014

    Congratulations to our List members who have again been recognised as some of Australia's best senior counsel in Australia's Best Lawyers listing for 2014. read more

    Congratulations to our List members who have again been recognised as some of Australia's best senior counsel in Australia's Best Lawyers listing for 2014.

    Jonathan B. R. Beach QC is recognised in the Litigation speciality.

    George H. Golvan QC is recognised in the Alternative Dispute Resolution speciality.

    John H. Karkar QC is recognised in the Litigation, Intellectual Property Law  and Bet-the-Company Litigation specialities.

     

  • 08 April, 2014 - Wills and Probate Case Updates

    The linked papers by Carol McOmish and Nathan McOmish examine judgments handed down during the second half of 2013 and early 2014 that relate to wills and probate issues. read more

    The linked papers by Carol McOmish and Nathan McOmish examine judgments handed down during the second half of 2013 and early 2014 that relate to wills and probate issues.

     

    Wills and Probate Case Update Nov 2013

    Wills and Probate Case Update February 2014

     

     

     

     

  • 01 April, 2014 - Opportunities and Potential Benefits in Domestic Commercial Arbitrations

    "Domestic Arbitration in 2014" a comprehensive paper by Michael Heaton QC, addresses the Commercial Arbitration Act and its operation in 2014. read more

    "Domestic Arbitration in 2014" a comprehensive paper by Michael Heaton QC, addresses the Commercial Arbitration Act and its operation in 2014.
       
    With the passing of the Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 (Act No.50 of 2011) (Vic) (CAA) and similar Acts in the other States I believe the opportunities for domestic commercial arbitration to be great.  To seize these opportunities will involve the mindset and culture which recognises circumstances in which arbitration can be beneficial to the parties in dispute. Read More

     

     

     



  • 14 February, 2014 - ICU Seminars Substantive Law Program CPD

    List members John Arthur and Nick Jones each presented papers at the ICU Seminars Substantive Law Program CPD day at the Kooyong Law Tennis Club. read more

    List members John Arthur and Nick Jones each presented papers at the ICU Seminars Substantive Law Program CPD day at the Kooyong Law Tennis Club. John’s paper was entitled Interlocutory Injunctions, Freezing Orders & Other Applications and Nick’s paper, Caveats Against Dealings in Land  “when to lodge and how to remove."

     

     

     

  • 30 January, 2014 - Justin Lewis Appointed Geelong Crown Prosecutor

    We congratulate List member Justin Lewis on his appointment as a Crown Prosecutor. read more

    We congratulate List member Justin Lewis on his appointment as a Crown Prosecutor.

    Justin was appointed on 28 January and will be the first Crown Prosecutor to be permanently based at Geelong. He will appear in, and provide advice on, matters before the courts in Geelong and western Victoria.

    Justin has been with Gordon & Jackson since 2003, predominantly practising in criminal law.  We are delighted for him and wish him every success in his new role.

    Please follow the following link for the Office Of Public Prosecutions media release.

    http://www.opp.vic.gov.au/News-and-Media/Media-releases/Geelong-Crown-Prosecutor-appointed 

     

     

     

  • 20 December, 2013 - Out of Order!

    "Applications for intervention orders are soaring in Victoria. While they are crucial tools in preventing family violence, are they being misused by feuding neighbours ... read more

    "Applications for intervention orders are soaring in Victoria. While they are crucial tools in preventing family violence, are they being misused by feuding neighbours and vengeful partners, asks Lucinda Schmidt"

    List member Nicholas Kanarev, who wrote a  paper earlier this year Intervention Orders in Victoria: Their use and potential misuse  was recently interviewed by Lucinda Schmidt in relation to current trends in family violence and neighbourhood dispute intervention orders.

    The full article by Lucinda Schmidt was published in the FOCUS section of THE AGE Newspaper on Tuesday 17 December 2013.

    Full article:  http://www.theage.com.au/national/out-of-order-20131216-2zh5e.html

     

     

     

     

  • 19 December, 2013 - Accidental disclosure, privilege and confidential information: a timely reminder from the High Court

    You've accidentally sent privileged documents to the other side. Have you just waived client legal privilege or disclosed confidential information? Can you demand (and ... read more

    You've accidentally sent privileged documents to the other side. Have you just waived client legal privilege or disclosed confidential information? Can you demand (and get) the documents back?

    Conversely, what’s the position if you receive privileged documents not meant for you? In Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty Ltd v Armstrong Strategic Management and Marketing Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 46 the High Court recently looked at the issues around privileged documents and confidential information in these circumstances, when it reviewed a decision by the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

    View or download the full article here.