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VLA consultation on criminal trials and proposed changes

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers.   The Victoria Legal Aid “VLA” consultation on criminal trials is an interesting document. It is hard to fault most of what it puts forward. From my perspective, the consultation can...

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VLA funding and the two-tier trial system

Recent changes to Victoria Legal Aid funding mean that fees will only be paid for two half days of instructing for solicitors in a trial. That means that the instructor will be there to help pick a jury but probably...