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Substituted Service

Substituted service is a form of serving legal proceedings in circumstances where a defendant cannot be located. Careful evidence is needed showing not only the impossibility of serving the proceedings, but also alternative means by which they can be brought […]

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Surrogacy Checklist

Surrogacy is not an easy path to choose. It is invariably an emotional option for many couples. Kellehers Australia, through the work of Nicolas Walker, developed a checklist for persons involved with surrogacy. It is now widely in use. The […]

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Legal Obligation

Lawyers in Victoria are bound by strict professional ethical codes of conduct set out in the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Vic). These obligations fall not only upon lawyers, but also upon staff at any level within a legal practice. These […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) involves any method, other than litigation for seeking agreement over disputed matters. It includes adjudication, arbitration & conciliation. Robert Forrester recently returned from Berlin, where he examined emerging methods of conflict management and resolution, working with […]

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Contaminated Sites & Nuisance Law

Contaminated land raises complex, highly technical legal issues in the event that emissions occur beyond the site. Possible causes of action include private nuisance and negligence, as well as public nuisance and breach of statutory duty. Determining nuisance requires demonstration […]

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New Ideas – Question Paper – Real Property and Human Rights Are we really Right?

Does the rise of Human Rights legislation, in particular the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (Vic) 2006 (‘Charter’), open up a potential challenge to the principles of indefeasibility of title, possibly undermining the supremacy of the registered proprietor on […]

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The Importance of an Advocate

Advocates come in many forms within the legal profession.   The hypothetical lawyer can be pictured as a smooth, dramatic and emotive character advocate like ‘The Castle’s Lawrence Hammill QC’ or a curmudgeonly ‘Horace Rumpole’ wading through hearings as a […]

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Kellehers Australia – Innovative legal educators

Members of Kellehers legal team have engaged in two innovative legal education programs. The first is an advocacy program, led by Hubert Algie, that encourages law students to engage with other students in a safe ‘padded wall’ environment to develop […]

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NEW – Native Vegetation & Biodiversity Planning Provisions

Changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions that update ‘best practice’ biodiversity conservation management principles and controls will become operational in late September 2013. READ MORE – Native Vegetation Planning Provision Memorandum

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Animal Protection

Municipal Councils and the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals [RSPCA] are tasked with enforcing Local Laws and State legislation related to animal keeping and welfare. RSPCA is authorised to enforce the Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 […]

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