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Exclusive: Bakers to open in Brisbane

Exclusive: Bakers to open in Brisbane

A Clayton Utz partner and an Allens partner have been poached by Baker & McKenzie to spearhead a planned Brisbane office.

Exclusive: HWL takes Kelly & Co

Exclusive: HWL takes Kelly & Co

HWL Ebsworth will gain 14 partners and an Adelaide office in its impending acquisition of SA boutique Kelly & Co.

No truth in wine as Premier resigns

No truth in wine as Premier resigns

A $3000 bottle of wine from a former law firm managing partner has brought about the downfall of NSW premier Barry O’Farrell.

‘You’re just making this up as you go along’

‘You’re just making this up as you go along’

The former head of CBP Lawyers has been accused of being a liar and a fraudster at ICAC.

Young lawyers call for change

Young lawyers call for change

The billable hour and flexible work options have been highlighted by the finalists of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards as areas where the profession needs reform.

News

No room for partner promotions

No room for partner promotions

It’s getting tougher to make partner as more firms look to rivals instead of their own ranks when adding to their partnership.

Exclusive: Bakers to open in Brisbane

Exclusive: Bakers to open in Brisbane

A Clayton Utz partner and an Allens partner have been poached by Baker & McKenzie to spearhead a planned Brisbane office.

  • Brisbane lawyer to run for ALP

    The criminal lawyer who represented acquitted terror suspect Mohamed Haneef is running as a Labor candidate in Queensland’s next state...

  • Legal eagles to Walk for Justice

    Hundreds of lawyers will take to the streets during Law Week next month to celebrate National Pro Bono Day and...

  • Exclusive: HWL takes Kelly & Co

    HWL Ebsworth will gain 14 partners and an Adelaide office in its impending acquisition of SA boutique Kelly & Co.

  • No truth in wine as Premier resigns

    A $3000 bottle of wine from a former law firm managing partner has brought about the downfall of NSW premier...

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Appointments

Ashurst promotes four to Australian partnership

Ashurst promotes four to Australian partnership

Four out of 15 global partner promotions at Ashurst were in Australia.

Australians included in NRF partner promotions

Australians included in NRF partner promotions

A pair of Sydney lawyers were amongst 46 global partner promotions announced by Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Jobs

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Deals

Host of firms earn seat on Flight Centre sale

Host of firms earn seat on Flight Centre sale

DLA Piper led a group of seven firms on the sale of what will be Flight Centre’s new global HQ in Brisbane.

Hive gets a buzz from tech deal

Hive gets a buzz from tech deal

New firm Hive Legal has acted on a capital markets deal for an Australian animal medicine company.

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Features

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Opinion

The power of many

Kate Jordan

The power of many

Senior Clayton Utz partner Kate Jordan describes how micro-loans as small as $25 are changing women’s lives in countries like the Philippines – and how we can help.

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Wig & Chamber

Move to QC in NSW stalls

Move to QC in NSW stalls

A NSW Bar Association committee has voted against reinstating the QC post-nominal.

New Federal Court judge a chip off the old block

New Federal Court judge a chip off the old block

A Sydney silk and eldest daughter of former High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson QC has been appointed to the Federal Court of Australia.

  • Qld appoints new Solicitor-General

    A senior barrister has been named Queensland’s new Solicitor-General after his predecessor called on the state’s Attorney-General to resign.

  • Melbourne lawyers launch Hellenic association

    Two senior legal practitioners in Melbourne have set up an association for Australian lawyers with Hellenic lineage.

  • Don’t let them get away with it

    Michael Kirby remains optimistic that North Korea’s leaders will be brought to justice despite political protection from China.

  • Vic silk makes honour roll

    Fiona McLeod SC has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women.

  • CSO branches out

    The Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO) in NSW has become an executive agency headed by Crown Solicitor Ian Knight.

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Careers

How to contain the cost of litigation

How to contain the cost of litigation

Firms can get more bang for their buck when working with counsel, writes Laina Chan from Melbourne TEC Chambers.

Partner Profile: Leanne Walker

Partner Profile: Leanne Walker

We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Leanne Walker from CBP Lawyers.

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Video

Feature interview: Michael Kirby

Feature interview: Michael Kirby

In a special feature interview with Lawyers Weekly, Michael Kirby talks about how his recent role as the head of a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea left him in tears.

[VIDEO]: 4 April Law Report

[VIDEO]: 4 April Law Report

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

  • [VIDEO]: 7 March Law Report

    Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing looks at the top stories of the month, including the bullying and sexual harassment case...

  • [VIDEO]: 7 February Law Report

    Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing looks at the top stories of the month, including the surprise departure of financial services...

  • [VIDEO]: 24 January Law Report

    Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing looks at the decision by Herbert Smith Freehills to appoint two London-based CEOs along with...

  • [VIDEO]: 6 December Law Report

    Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing looks at four of the biggest news stories from the last quarter of the year.

  • Legal Panel: It’s not all about work

    On 27 November four senior partners met at the swanky new Sydney digs of Corrs Chambers Westgarth to talk about...

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Folklaw

When judges hit the juice

When judges hit the juice

Two US Supreme Court judges had the court in mildly-amused uproar over the philosophical question: when is pomegranate-blueberry juice not pomegranate-blueberry juice?

Kiwi police prosecutor sold drugs at court

Kiwi police prosecutor sold drugs at court

A Kiwi police prosecutor who sold methamphetamine during his lunch break has been struck off the roll in New Zealand.

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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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