Cases about legal practice

Find summaries of past cases you may find useful about legal practice. These case summaries show how the law was applied.

McCardle v Victorian Legal Services Board

Application: Jurisdictional hearing for a review of a decision requested by an applicant who moved interstate.

Decision: VCAT has jurisdiction because the substantive proceeding involves the exercise of administrative, rather than judicial power.

Significance: This was the first case in VCAT's Administrative Division dealing with the application of the principles in Meringnage. Where it touches on the question of whether the Victorian Legal Services Board constitutes the State, it has potential relevance to disciplinary proceedings that may be brought by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner against legal practitioners that move interstate.

More about this case