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  • News

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    10184

    Lawyer calls to broaden DV leave

    A Gold Coast lawyer has urged for the legal profession to take a stronger stance on the broadening of domestic violence leave policies, saying more can be done to help those in need.

    Tributes flow for Bill Grant

    Leading members of the profession have spoken about the legacy of Bill Grant OAM.

    GC highlight biggest concerns for 2017

    A new survey has revealed what general counsel will be placing a greater emphasis on in 2017, as well as what they believe will be their legal department’s greatest impediment.

    4 firms join forces to target national and international clientele

    A national firm has revealed it has united with three other law firms to boost its practice capabilities in the insurance market.

    Law school cut-offs released for 2017

    Would-be law students across the nation received their main round offers last week, revealing the various ATAR cut-offs required to study law at an undergraduate level in 2017.

    Motivation check crucial for young lawyers

    A prominent barrister has urged year 12 students contemplating a law degree to review their motivation before taking the leap.

  • Appointments

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    2956

    Firm head takes on new role

    New principal for Aus firm

    Bird & Bird brings on new special counsel

    Global nabs energy and resources partner

  • Opinion

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    444

    Lawyer as pastor

    A knowledge of the law will still be useful – though unfortunately Googlable – but knowledge of people, business and the way society really functions will be vital to the new ‘lawyer’.

    Secrets to a successful law firm

    Do you envisage earning a full time income by working your practice part time and having a life? asks Garth Brown.

  • Deals

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    2626

    Aus sporting business acquired

    Two firms have advised on the acquisition of a sporting business by BLK International Pty Ltd.


    PARF acquires first greenfield project

    A wind farm being developed in western NSW has been confirmed to be the first greenfield project that will be acquired by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).


    Iconic spread still calls Australia home

    Vegemite and other iconic brands will return to Australian hands.


    Tech disrupter completes ASX-listing

    One firm has advised on the ASX-listing of a new investment entity that is focused on technology and other disruptive business models.


    Green flag for acquisition of billion-dollar stapled securities

    A consortium offer to take over the full value of an energy company’s outstanding stapled securities will press ahead.


  • Features

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    785
  • Sponsored Features

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    94
  • Wig & Chamber

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    6

    Law Society rallies behind NT Chief Justice’s remarks on sentencing

    A statement directed at the media by Northern Territory Chief Justice Michael Grant QC has been backed by the local law society.


    Vic to open night court following Bourke Street tragedy

    Magistrates in Victoria will be able to hear overnight bail applications on weekends and after hours, following an announcement by the state's Premier.


    SA expands bench to cope with family violence rate

    South Australia has created a new magistrate’s position as the state struggles to deal with the volume of family violence matters that go to list.  


    Canberra barrister embarks on new role

    The ACT Law Society has announced the appointment of a local barrister to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.


    Whole new floor for Brisbane chambers

    Level Twenty Seven has expanded its chambers premises to the 26th floor of its George Street building to accommodate for over 30 barristers.


  • Careers

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    435

    Serendipitous career path leads Aussie lawyer to South Africa

    In 2014 an unexpected opportunity was presented to Elizabeth Lathlean when her husband was offered a position in a coastal university town in South Africa.


    Everyday wrongs where global injustices start

    A human rights lawyer has encouraged up-and-comers to look for volunteer opportunities in their own backyard, where some of the most important social justice causes lie, rather than coveting exclusive internships in The Hague.


    Rake’s own cautionary tale: ‘judges are mad’

    Criminal law barrister Charles Waterstreet has ruled himself out of ever ascending to the lofty ranks of the bench, sharing with students some things he wishes he had been taught in law school.


    Tackling the uncertain legal job market like an entrepreneur

    A Victorian man has combined the skills honed in law school with his business know-how as a consultant to launch a document proofreading service.


    Commercial and cross-border exposure key to opportunities abroad

    For those with ambitions to take their legal careers overseas, commercial and cross-border skills are king, a senior associate of a global firm has said.


  • Video

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    97

    Highlights: Future Forum 2016

    Recap the best moments from the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Future Forum, a conference event that equipped legal professionals with strategies on how to stay at the cutting edge of technological change and business innovation.


    Highlights: The Women in Law Awards 2016

    Relive all the highlights from the fifth annual Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, which celebrated the achievements of the best and the brightest Australian women in law.


    Highlights: The Australian Law Awards 2016

    Relive the highlights of the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, a celebration of the top legal professionals from across the country.


    Market update: Trends and challenges ahead

    Taylor Root discusses the opportunities and obstacles currently facing the Australian legal market. 


    30 under 30: The legal sector's rising stars

    Relive the highlights of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30, a celebration of Australia's best young lawyers.


  • Folklaw

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    1262

    This week in history: Finalists for HCA design competition unveiled

    Forty-three years ago, Prime Minster Gough Whitlam announced the architectural shortlist for a national competition to determine the High Court of Australia building as we know it today.


    Giant eagle helps open Victoria’s legal year

    A sculpture developed by a local artist in conjunction with TAFE students has featured in an event marking the official start of the legal year in Victoria.


    Vic lawyers form online legal community

    Two Melbourne-based lawyers have set up an Australia-wide networking group, enabling legal professionals to come together to share ideas while combating the isolation that can result from sole practice.


    Greco-Jewish history remembered in Sydney

    Fundraising efforts to dedicate an olive grove and court yard in Jerusalem for heroes of the Holocaust have been backed by a Sydney law firm.


    Lawyers support Christmas kindness campaign

    A record number of Christmas gifts have been donated to families affected by domestic violence as part of an annual kindness campaign.


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