As lawyers are increasingly seeking alternative career paths to the traditional road to equity partnership, it no longer makes sense for the only reward on offer to be equity-related, according to the managing partner of Salvos Legal.
A group of lawyers are calling on the NSW Parliament to pass a bill to reform abortion laws, which they say have hampered women’s access to health services and violated fundamental human rights for too long.
An Australian legal body has called on the NSW government to act following the first Indigenous death in NSW police cell custody in 16 years.
Law firms will soon be forced to adapt to make way for an emerging risk that is set to shake up the traditional nature of legal practice, a partner has warned.
We’ve been hearing a lot about one of the big trends currently threatening to shake things up in the legal industry.
An Australian buyout firm has been advised on closing a new fund at $980 million.
A global firm advised Pepper Group on the Australian aspects of its strategic partnership with Banco Popular.
An Asian real estate fund manager will soon acquire a prominent shopping complex along Melbourne’s Yarra River.
A global firm’s Sydney-based team advised JX Nippon on its acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in a Malaysian liquefied natural gas (LNG) company.
Despite the debate surrounding the influx of law students in Australia, the High Court, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Association have come together to reiterate the value of having more people in the profession.
New South Wales has bolstered its judicial ranks with the appointment of five new judges to the District Court.
The South Australian Attorney-General has answered questions about the 2016-17 state budget, which recently came under fire from the Law Society of South Australia.
A Victorian Supreme Court judge has delivered strong criticisms of the state and federal governments’ criminal legislation, taking aim at statutes so complex they could "almost lead to a brain explosion".
Pushing for change in the legal profession is much the same as developing a winning case in court, according to Fiona McLeod SC.
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.
An emerging group of young lawyers are equipping themselves with niche technological and business skills as ‘disruptors’ force the legal industry to reimagine both its identity and future outlook.
Young lawyers who choose to move to regional Australia should commit to participating in their new legal and local communities as much as they commit to their work, the manager of Maurice Blackburn’s Darwin office says.
Relive the highlights of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30, a celebration of Australia's best young lawyers.
At a recent roundtable, transaction lawyers and IT experts discussed the impact of technology on contract exchanges and its future implications.
Taylor Root discusses the latest trends in legal recruitment in Perth, including which practice areas are most in demand.
Aspiring human rights lawyer Angela Powditch has recently returned to Australia from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Oxford University summer school.
While the Olympics have wrapped up, a McCullough Robertson senior associate has taken to the pool to raise vital funds for cancer research.
Three law students have been selected for a coveted internship with the official lawyers to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The Wotton + Kearney team smashed their fundraising efforts for not-for-profit organisation So They Can out of the park, raising almost double their goal.