Become a member    Login


Lawyers Weekly - legal news for Australian lawyers

  • News

    Article Count:

    'Double whammy' for lawyers' mentally ill clients

    Tens of thousands of Australians battling mental illness are being hit with a “double whammy” due to a chronic lack of legal assistance, according to a legal body.

    Qld firm welcomes tougher stance on CTP fraud

    A Queensland firm has applauded the harsher penalties recently implemented by state courts for those who try to commit insurance fraud against compulsory third-party insurers.

    IP clients hungry for forward-looking services

    'Future-proofing' has become a top priority for clients seeking intellectual property (IP) services in Australia, a Sydney trade marks lawyer has said.  

    Delayed merger fuels talk of federation failure

    The speculation around the delayed merger of Dentons and Gadens suggests that the transition has fractured the national firm’s federated model for good.

    Start-up to provide free legal education

    A law start-up has announced it has developed a unique model that will enable it to provide free legal education to the Australian public.

    Best firms for Aussie M&A highlighted

    The top firms for Australian M&A during the third quarter of 2016 have been revealed, with combined volumes rising 118.5 per cent on the previous quarter.

  • Appointments

    Article Count:

    Construction lawyer joins NewLaw firm

    New GC for Department of State Development

    Aus HSF partner sets sights on Asia

    National welcomes two new partners

  • Opinion

    Article Count:

    3 new digital realities lawyers need to embrace

    Digital disruption provides plenty of opportunities for law firms to outperform their competitors

    Longer hours – the only way to get ahead?

    Is the only way to get ahead in a professional services career to work longer hours, asks Stuart J. Barnett.

  • Deals

    Article Count:

    Investment management companies merge

    A national firm has advised Henderson Group on the Australian aspects of its merger of equals with Janus Capital Group.

    ASX media company buys corporate advertising business

    Diversified media company oOh!media Limited has been advised on its acquisition of a large Australian corporate advertising business and associated capital raising.

    Tabcorp and Tatts to merge

    Two firms have advised on the merger agreement between Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tatts Group Limited.

    Solar deal brings smart energy to market

    Customers will have access to a new rooftop solar inverter that leverages cloud-based software for smart energy use, thanks to a new investment by EnergyAustralia.

    Sustainable greenhouse coming to SA

    The world’s first solar desalination farm will be built in South Australia, with a state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the works.

  • Features

    Article Count:
  • Sponsored Features

    Article Count:
  • Wig & Chamber

    Article Count:

    Silk trio in esteemed company among NSW’s best barristers

    Three of the 15 barristers to be appointed senior counsel in NSW in 2016 are women.

    Victoria launches Koori Family Hearing Day

    A weekly program is being trialled in the family division of the Broadmeadows Children’s Court, aiming to recognise and respect the cultural needs of Indigenous families.

    Victorian bench welcomes two new magistrates

    Barristers Sarah Leighfield and Simon Zebrowski have been appointed to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

    IR Commission officially integrated into Supreme Court

    This week the NSW government introduced new laws to move the judicial functions of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to the Supreme Court.

    New County Court judge for Victoria

    The Attorney-General of Victoria, Martin Pakula, recently announced the appointment of Samantha Marks QC as a judge of the County Court.

  • Careers

    Article Count:

    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.

    Perspective key to keeping job-ready grads buoyant

    While wrangling a job as a lawyer in Australia’s ‘over-crowded’ job market can be a deflating process, recent graduate Ben van Poppel has encouraged his peers to keep what may seem like insurmountable odds in perspective.

    Trailblazing institutional change with advocacy 101

    Pushing for change in the legal profession is much the same as developing a winning case in court, according to Fiona McLeod SC.

    Talent development reform needed

    To develop talent in the face of change, law firms should simplify structures, recognise potential and embrace leaders at all levels, according to the head of organisational development at PwC.

  • Video

    Article Count:

    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.

    How technology is shaping transactions

    At a recent roundtable, transaction lawyers and IT experts discussed the impact of technology on contract exchanges and its future implications.

    Investor Alert - DomaCom - June 2016

    This video is presented by DomaCom

  • Folklaw

    Article Count:

    Hollywood lawyer in hot water

    An Australian defamation lawyer who has represented actors Russell Crowe and Harrison Ford has found himself in a sticky situation with a Noosa magistrate.

    Lawyers hit right note in High Court

    A group of lawyers have been given special leave to appear in the High Court of Australia for a professional debut like no other.

    Cabaret lawyers raising funds for asylum seekers

    BottledSnail Productions is at it again, with an original cabaret production set to entertain audiences and raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

    Gadens backs youth mental health

    Gadens and the Westpac Group have paired up to launch a new event, which aims to improve youth mental health.

    Legal eagles sing to different tune for charity rock show

    Rival lawyers are preparing to unleash their inner rock demons for a band battle of the ages.

Back to top