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Professional Standards Act Notification Instrument amending the Victorian Bar Professional Standards Scheme dated 22 February 2012



Professional Standards Act Notification Instrument amending the Victorian Bar Professional Standards Scheme dated 22 February 2012

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reimbursement of the defendant for time spent in relation to the claim), but only if those costs are payable out of the one sum insured under the policy in respect of the occupational liability; and (ii) the amount payable or in relation to the policy by way of excess. (4) If the provisions of section 23 of the Act are amended by any subsequent Act or Acts, the provisions of clause 4(1) above shall be taken to have been amended correspondingly and shall operate as so amended. Discretionary authority (1) The Victorian Bar has a discretionary authority, on application from time to time or at any time by a person to whom the Schem e applies, to specify in relation to the person a higher maximum amount of liability than would otherwise apply under the scheme in relation to the person either in all cases or in any specified case or class of case. Commencement of the Scheme (1) The scheme commenced in Victoria on 1 July 2008 and the schem e shall commence in any other State or Territory: a. on the date which is 2 months after the date of its publication in the Government G azette of that State or Territory; or b. if the corresponding law of a State or Territory does not provide for the date of commencement of a scheme to be specified in the scheme, on a date specified or determined in accordance with the corresponding law of that State or Territory. Duration (1) It is intended for the scheme to remain in force for a period of 5 years from its commencement in Victoria unless it is revoked, 7

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