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    The Victorian Bar today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Sarah Fregon, who replaces outgoing CEO of seven years, Stephen Hare.

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    The Victorian Bar today welcomed the appointment of 18 new Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice Marilyn Warren. “We warmly congratulate Victoria’s newest silks,” said Jim Peters QC, Chairman of the Victorian Bar. “It is an honour for every barrister who reaches this significant benchmark as it recognises the achievement of professional excellence and leadership… Read more »

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    Legal luminaries from all sectors of the profession and the courts will converge on the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Friday 17 October to discuss the competing pressures on legal practice to deliver value, meet their obligations to clients and the courts and serve justice. It is the first time the combined forces of the LIV and… Read more »

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    Amendments to Victorian succession laws will mean adult children and step children who have been cut out of their parents’ last will and testament, will be denied the ability to make a claim on their parents’ estates. The change will make Victoria unique among western jurisdictions. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy Bill) 2014 will have… Read more »

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    The Victorian Bar today expressed concern over the operation and effect of the Sentencing Amendment (Coward’s Punch Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2014 which would require judges to impose mandatory minimum non-parole periods of at least 10 years. That Bill proposes amendments to the Sentencing Act 1991 that would impose mandatory minimum sentences for ‘one punch’ manslaughter cases… Read more »