What is The Law Project?

 

Hi, I'm Rod Hollier.

 
 

Iā€™m a law student at RMIT and here on this blog Iā€™m reading and writing about law related topics that I find interesting. I am currently focused on the law of defamation.

I hope you enjoy The Law Project and I endeavour to make it worth your time.

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You can find me here on Linkedin. Email: rod@thelawproject.com.au

 
Please Note: As much as I would love to provide you with legal assistance, unfortunately, it is illegal because I am a law student and the punishment is up to two years imprisonment or $40,297.50, or both. 1
  1. The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, Schedule 1, section 10 states: "(1) An entity must not engage in legal practice in this jurisdiction, unless it is a qualified entity. Penalty: 250 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both." Additionally, section 11 states: "(1) An entity must not advertise or represent, or do anything that states or implies, that it is entitled to engage in legal practice, unless it is a qualified entity. Penalty: 250 penalty units."

    The Monetary Units Act 2004, s 5(1)-(3) holds:
    "(1) The value of a fee unit is the amount fixed with respect to a financial year by the Treasurer by notice published in the Government Gazette.
    (2) The value of a penalty unit is the amount fixed with respect to a financial year by the Treasurer by notice published in the Government Gazette.
    (3) The Treasurer may, by notice published in the Government Gazette, fix once each financial year the amounts referred to in subsections (1) and (2)."

    The Victoria Government Gazette No. S 145 Thursday 29 March 2018 states that the penalty unit from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 is $161.19. As such, 250 penalty units totals $40,297.50.