28th Oct 2021
Peter Schmidt looks at several authority cases and discusses the circumstances in which dying declarations may be admitted into evidence. He provides a summary of the criteria for admission including issues with proving that the declarant was a competent witness. Peter concludes that the following principles would be more appropriate: immediacy, spontaneity, holism and lack of opportunity for contrivance.
23rd May 2019
Decisions of the Supreme Court of Victoria in the past few months highlight the need for barristers to be aware of the small steps that can enable the litigating client, as opposed to their instructing solicitor, to be liable for their fees.
16th Oct 2018
David Cormack discusses the decision and reasoning in the recent case of Brown v Daniels & Anor  QSC 209.
4th Oct 2018
An exploration of an innovative new software – now available to personal injury lawyers in Australia – that converts 2D MRI scans to accurate 3D models.
14th Jun 2018
An exploration of the prevalence of emojis in modern electronic communications, and the increased legal analysis of what these emojis are intended to mean and/or imply.
31st May 2018
Angela Sdrinis discusses a recent Victorian case that will be of particular interest to abuse lawyers, exploring the question of whether medical records which contain confidential communications can be subpoenaed in matters of sexual assault.