Lawyers have been urged to “get off email” amid concerns at how easily confidentiality can be breached.
While awards are unlikely to land you a promotion, their impact on a firm’s level of engagement is undeniable, a King & Wood Mallesons executive director says.
The Professional Services Division of Quindell, which Slater and Gordon acquired this year, has broken off an agreement with large insurance broker the Swinton Group.
Negotiating investor-state dispute settlement provisions is a balancing act between benefits to Australian companies and safeguarding the public interest, Jo Delaney writes.
Allens and Henry Davis York have advised on SpeedCast’s acquisition of the assets of NewSat, an Australian satellite provider that entered into receivership.
HWL Ebsworth has assisted with the listing of K2 Global Equities Fund on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Three firms have advised on the acquisition of an international energy provider by assets investment company DUET.
A mid-sized firm negotiated the sale of Cooper-Standard’s Tecalemit business and properties.
With the mandatory metadata retention laws passed, courtrooms may soon be flooded with new data-based evidence that lawyers and judges must learn to process.
A retired judge will investigate the closure of a Queensland youth mental health facility, which was followed by the suicide of three teenagers last year.
A former Federal Court judge has been appointed as the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.
The first budget under Queensland’s Labor government promises to reintroduce specialist courts and provide increased funding for young offender and domestic violence programs.
Despite the growing popularity of international arbitrations, questions remain over the role of evidence in such matters, former High Court chief justice Murray Gleeson has said.
Having niche interests or an unusual resume can help further your legal career, a former Australian Law Awards winner believes.
Lawyers with awards to their name are more likely to catch the eye of recruiters and impress potential employers, says G2 Legal director Daniel Stirling.
The globalisation of Australian law firms has increased demand for lawyers with foreign language skills but multilingual lawyers are in short supply, one recruiter says.
A general counsel's influence on management and strategy is often determined by the strength of their face-to-face interactions with other staff, the new president of a GC group has said.
Young lawyers from private practice and in-house were recognised for their outstanding achievements at a gala event in Sydney on Friday 5 June.
Being a lawyer is hard – but that’s the best thing about it, according to some of Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 finalists.
Lawyers Weekly editor Leanne Mezrani looks at the top legal stories of the month.
Demand for lawyers from Australia and New Zealand has surged, according to senior legal recruiters.
A New York judge tried to sway police after his 19-year-old son was caught with a kitten that had its legs tied together with tape, a judicial commission finds.
A Californian law firm has given their injury law practice a sharper edge in an online advertisement featuring the husky voice of Danny Trejo.
A change.org petition set up by Louisiana lawyer Nanine McCool to influence court proceedings has left a panel of state Supreme Court judges deeply unimpressed.
Criminal law barrister Charles Waterstreet served as the model for this year’s Archibald Prize-winning portrait, painted by a former client.