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While the dean’s away…

While the dean’s away…

Justice Ruth McColl paid tribute to pioneering female lawyers, such as Ada Evans who enrolled in a law degree while the dean was overseas, in accepting the highest honour at the Lawyers Weekly Women…

Lawyering without a strategy is risky business

Lawyering without a strategy is risky business

A new report shows that law firms are feeling confident about future revenue growth but are not investing in firm-wide marketing and business development plans.

High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice Virginia Bell has highlighted time-billing as a major contributor to the “unacceptably high” rate of depression in the law.

LitSupport

LitSupport

LitSupport

Men praised at women’s awards

Men praised at women’s awards

Male champions of gender equality and the law’s female pioneers were targets of praise at this year’s Women in Law Awards.

News

Plaintiff law firm wins coveted diversity award

Plaintiff law firm wins coveted diversity award

The head of Maurice Blackburn paid tribute to the women who have made the firm one of the most gender-diverse in the country.

Legal network hunts Brisbane business

Legal network hunts Brisbane business

Brisbane-based Nicholsons Solicitors will become part of Hunt & Hunt Legal Group on 1 November.

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Appointments

Wallaby Williams switches teams

Wallaby Williams switches teams

Former Wallaby winger Ian Williams has left the Ashurst partnership, along with Damien Roberts, to join Herbert Smith Freehills.

NRF takes a Chance

NRF takes a Chance

Former Clifford Chance banking and finance lawyer Dale Rayner has defected to Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Deals

Harvest time for Bakers and Minters

Harvest time for Bakers and Minters

The IPO of a leading nut and health food company proved to be a boon for Baker & McKenzie and Minter Ellison.

DLA come calling for Indian outsourcing client

DLA come calling for Indian outsourcing client

DLA Piper and Herbert Smith Freehills acted for Indian and Canadian companies respectively on a multi-million dollar acquisition.

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Features

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Opinion

A Moot point

Erika Williams

A Moot point

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia)/Young Lawyers International Arbitration Moot is an annual competition and the only one of its kind in Australia. As Erika Williams reports, it is a…

It’s time to man up

Justin Whealing

It’s time to man up

Comments from readers on recent stories have revealed that deep-seated sexism still blights the profession, despite overwhelming evidence that men still have it better than women.

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Wig & Chamber

Labor bets on barrister to steal Liberal safe seat

Labor bets on barrister to steal Liberal safe seat

Labor has pre-selected a local barrister as a candidate for the state seat of Redlands in Queensland.

Twin reasons to celebrate

Twin reasons to celebrate

Sharon Burchell had a solid reason for not being able to pick up her trophy at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – she had recently given birth to twins.

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Video

[VIDEO]: 7 October Law Report

[VIDEO]: 7 October Law Report

Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing looks at the top stories of the month.

[VIDEO] Law Awards 2014 finalists special

[VIDEO] Law Awards 2014 finalists special

Client costs, mentoring and retaining talent were cited as challenges by three finalists at this year’s Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, proudly sponsored by Michael Page Legal, who provide a personal perspective on life in the law.

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Careers

Taking the path less travelled

Taking the path less travelled

Alex Giannopoulos from the Leo Cussen Centre for Law shares his thoughts on why notions of a traditional legal career are changing.

Closing the gender gap

Closing the gender gap

The lead up to the Lawyers Weekly 2014 Women in Law Awards is a good time to reflect on the challenges that female legal professionals face, writes John MacLean.

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    Taylor Root’s Tara Sacks provides an overview of the in-house recruitment market in Australia and overseas.

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    The Australian Women Lawyers National Conference provides a chance to learn and network, writes Amy Challans

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Folklaw

The story of their lives

The story of their lives

This year’s Women in Law Awards reminded Folklaw that the country’s top lawyers are human too…

Judge scoffs at maternity leave, ‘humiliates’ lawyer for bringing newborn to court

Judge scoffs at maternity leave, ‘humiliates’ lawyer for bringing newborn to court

Folklaw had no idea such overt sex discrimination was still alive and well in the American courts.

  • Oh, the horror!

    Just in time for Halloween, a law school in the UK has launched a website of horror stories with a...

  • Respect my authoritah!

    A Baltimore judge has been suspended after a string of verbal tongue-lashes that included telling a lawyer she would lose...

  • Facebook’s revenge on large law

    The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, wants DLA Piper to pay…

  • Corrs CEO jumps off a skyscraper

    Folklaw has heard a lot of ambitious charity fundraiser ideas in its time, but this is one of the most...

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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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