The past fortnight saw the handing down of the State Budget, with significant investments in the Victorian justice system being welcomed by all. One such investment was the appointment of Judicial Registrars to the Children’s Court and the appointment of Justices Richard Attiwell QC and Stephen O’Meara QC to the Supreme Court. Congratulations to all new appointees.
A new fine has been implemented for businesses flouting the Chief Health Officer’s directives in relation to QR codes, which serves as a timely reminder to us all to stay Covid-Safe.
With apologies now such a big part of litigation, particularly personal injuries litigation, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a fact sheet on how to deliver an effective apology. Virtual trials are also now a big part of litigation, and in this edition we have included a link to a Bar News story on how to assess credibility in a virtual courtroom.
In the Courts and Tribunals, this fortnight has seen the delivery of numerous judgments in response to applications for judicial review and in relation to Freedom of Information Act 1982 determinations.
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