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Exclusive: Ashurst downsizes in Adelaide

Exclusive: Ashurst downsizes in Adelaide

Ashurst is reducing numbers in South Australia starting with the relocation of its only Adelaide-based partner.

Time billing will survive

Time billing will survive

A legal consultant who counts a number of large law firms as clients has hit back at commentary that the billable hour is dead.

Roxon returns to the law

Roxon returns to the law

Former federal attorney-general Nicola Roxon speaks exclusively to Lawyers Weekly ahead of her talk on women in leadership that will headline an industry event next month.

Lending a free hand

Lending a free hand

Launching multiple pro bono initiatives at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) helped a senior lawyer and pro bono manager notch up a nomination for The Pro Bono Award.

Follow the leaders

Follow the leaders

The six finalists in the running for The Managing Partner of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by Burrows Legal, show that firm success comes from the top.

News

Exclusive: Ashurst downsizes in Adelaide

Exclusive: Ashurst downsizes in Adelaide

Ashurst is reducing numbers in South Australia starting with the relocation of its only Adelaide-based partner.

DLA finds new lodgings at Martin Place

DLA finds new lodgings at Martin Place

DLA Piper has taken advantage of new technology and design principles at its new Sydney digs in No 1 Martin Place.

  • Time billing will survive

    A legal consultant who counts a number of large law firms as clients has hit back at commentary that the...

  • We are all in this together

    The six deal teams nominated for The Transaction Team Award have all highlighted the power of collective action.

  • Roxon returns to the law

    Former federal attorney-general Nicola Roxon speaks exclusively to Lawyers Weekly ahead of her talk on women in leadership that will...

  • Lending a free hand

    Launching multiple pro bono initiatives at the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) helped a senior lawyer and pro bono manager notch...

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Appointments

Minters takes IP partner

Minters takes IP partner

Minter Ellison has plucked another partner from Kelly & Co ahead of the SA firm’s acquisition by HWL Ebsworth.

AH nabs infrastructure partner

AH nabs infrastructure partner

A partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s construction and engineering practice has moved to two-office firm Atanaskovic Hartnell.

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Jobs

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Deals

Gadens strikes oil in offshore deal

Gadens strikes oil in offshore deal

Gadens and King & Wood Mallesons acted on the $US525 million sale of downstream businesses owned by an oil and gas company operating in Papua New Guinea.

No buts for firm’s on Wotif sale

No buts for firm’s on Wotif sale

King & Wood Mallesons lead a host of firms acting on Expedia’s proposed purchase of Wotif.

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Features

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Opinion

Political influences

Marcus Priest

Political influences

Lawyers advising on legislative changes need to understand the dynamics of the current Senate and the interests of the cross-bench senators, writes government lawyer Marcus Priest.

Part-time partnership in action

Part-time partnership in action

Seyfarth Shaw partner Justine Turnbull has proven that senior lawyers don’t have to work full time to run a successful practice.

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Wig & Chamber

Vic Bar dominates barrister finalists

Vic Bar dominates barrister finalists

Two tax specialists who are neighbours at Aickin Chambers have nudged Victoria ahead of NSW in securing the most barrister finalists at this year’s Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, proudly sponsored by Michael Page Legal.

Photo gallery: Ethics lecture kicks off Hellenic lawyers’ event program

Photo gallery: Ethics lecture kicks off Hellenic lawyers’ event program

A lecture on ethics by Justice Emilios Kyrou of the Supreme Court of Victoria was the first event hosted by the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HALA) since its launch in April.

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Video

[VIDEO]: Nick Nichola on the Brisbane market

[VIDEO]: Nick Nichola on the Brisbane market

The head of K&L Gates in Australia provides insights into the Brisbane legal market and the global firm’s response to Baker & McKenzie’s move into Queensland.

Feature interview: Depression in the law

Feature interview: Depression in the law

Lawyers Weekly speaks with Marie Jepson, founder of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF), and TJMF director Jeremy Hyman, on new guidelines that aim to tackle the high rate of depression in the law.

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Careers

Partner Profile: Scott Laycock

Partner Profile: Scott Laycock

We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Scott Laycock, a construction partner at Gadens.

Briefing counsel: the myths

Briefing counsel: the myths

Laina Chan debunks myths about when lawyers should be briefing counsel.

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Folklaw

Judge, lawyer, and all that jazz

Judge, lawyer, and all that jazz

From midnight board meetings at King & Wood Mallesons to headlining jazz festivals across the world, Sally Street was one Sydney senior associate who knew when it was curtains for her law career.

Slap on the wrist for lawyer who slept with his client

Slap on the wrist for lawyer who slept with his client

When attorney Mark Ruppelt thought he could get away with initiating a sexual relationship with a 27 year-old female client, he thought wrong.

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Lawyer2B

Academic says law students overworked

Academic says law students overworked

The dean of the University of Sydney law school has said rising university fees are forcing law students to take on too much paid work.

It pays to be a male law grad

It pays to be a male law grad

The gender pay gap among law graduates is widening, outraging educators who claim women often outperform men in their legal studies.

  • Social decisions a recruitment risk

    Relying on candidates’ social media sites to make hiring decisions could be a breach of privacy and discrimination laws, a...

  • Legal tech team in the money

    A Corrs Chambers Westgarth technology team, which developed an app for use within the firm, is now selling an updated...

  • Technology ban may not be smart move

    Laws proposing a ban on the use of smartphones and tablets in courtrooms could hinder lawyers in doing their job,...

  • A winning combination

    Academic accolades and a commitment to supporting fellow students were the winning attributes that saw the University of Newcastle’s Rhea...

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Travel

Bed down with Bond

Bed down with Bond

James Bond is not only a master of martinis, martial arts and seduction - he also has impeccable taste in hotels. travel weekly partnered up with Qantas to find six hotels with a 007 cameo role

Tasmania's 3 best outdoor activities

Tasmania's 3 best outdoor activities

Whether your client likes adrenalin charging through their veins or a more sedate experience, Tasmania serves up a smorgasbord of outdoor pursuits

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