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Firms need to narrow their focus to win big

Firms need to narrow their focus to win big

A leading business strategist has indicated that full-service law firms that try to be all things to all people are destined to fail.

Buzz around Hive recognised with Innovation Award

Buzz around Hive recognised with Innovation Award

Start-up boutique Hive Legal has been recognised as a thought leader at a leading legal awards ceremony overnight.

Exclusive: SA firms Fox Tucker and Donaldson Walsh to merge

Exclusive: SA firms Fox Tucker and Donaldson Walsh to merge

Fox Tucker Lawyers is set to announce that it is merging with fellow Adelaide firm Donaldson Walsh Lawyers.

If music be the food of love, play on…

If music be the food of love, play on…

Music has helped a Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner find balance and love outside of the law.

Are we really producing 12,000 wannabe lawyers a year?

Are we really producing 12,000 wannabe lawyers a year?

The media is “wildly wrong” about the number of aspiring lawyers being produced every year, according to the head of the College of Law.

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Firms need to narrow their focus to win big

Firms need to narrow their focus to win big

A leading business strategist has indicated that full-service law firms that try to be all things to all people are destined to fail.

Asylum seekers get big law backing

Asylum seekers get big law backing

The head of Maurice Blackburn’s social justice practice has claimed the firm’s recently-filed class action is the most effective means of seeking redress for any injured asylum seekers on Christmas Island.

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Appointments

Piper Alderman replaces Adelaide head

Piper Alderman replaces Adelaide head

Piper Alderman has appointed Tim O’Callaghan as head of its Adelaide office, replacing Tony Britten-Jones.

JWS loses another lawyer to Adelaide boutique

JWS loses another lawyer to Adelaide boutique

Kate Lyttle has left Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) and joined Laity Morrow as a director.

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Jobs

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Deals

Madman deal keeps the lawyers happy

Madman deal keeps the lawyers happy

A Melbourne-based boutique has acted for the sellers of a leading independent film distribution company.

Baytex gets its target

Baytex gets its target

Minter Ellison, Gilbert + Tobin and Norton Rose Fulbright played leading roles on a deal shortlisted at the recent Lawyers Weekly Law Awards.

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Features

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Opinion

Back in business

Melissa Yeo

Back in business

A dispute resolution body has returned to the legal fold, writes Melissa Yeo.

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Wig & Chamber

QC title wins majority vote

QC title wins majority vote

An overwhelming majority of barristers have voted in favour of restoring the QC post-nominal in NSW at a meeting in Sydney this week.

“Fearless barrister” Cedric Hampson QC dies

“Fearless barrister” Cedric Hampson QC dies

One of Queensland’s leading silks, Cedric Hampson QC, has died at the age of 81.

  • Silk to review Church’s complaints scheme

    Former Federal Court judge Donnell Ryan QC has been appointed to head a review of the Catholic Church’s Melbourne Response.

  • Silk reignites QC debate

    A prominent Sydney silk has invited members of the NSW Bar to debate whether the Bar Council should reconsider seeking...

  • How we nailed a serial killer

    Almost two decades after the historic trial of Ivan Milat, the junior counsel at the time has released a book...

  • All in the family

    This year’s Senior Barrister Award winner is surrounded by lawyers at work and in her personal life.

  • Junior counsel seriously impressive

    Junior barristers were lauded at the Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, proudly sponsored by Michael Page Legal, for the way they...

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Video

[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.

[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.

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Careers

How to make firms respond to your CV

How to make firms respond to your CV

A well written CV can help position you to obtain the role of your choice, writes Janina Loch.

Q&A: Anna Lozynski

Q&A: Anna Lozynski

Anna Lozynski, general counsel of L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand, talks about why in-house lawyers should say ‘yes’ more often.

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Folklaw

Charity walking on thin ice over hot trend

Charity walking on thin ice over hot trend

It started off as a warm, fuzzy worldwide trend of pouring ice water over someone or on ourselves, to raise money for the ALS Association.

Hashtag fraud #genY #lawyerwannabe

Hashtag fraud #genY #lawyerwannabe

An over-keen second-year law student didn’t delete what he wrote on Instagram and it almost cost his so-far non-existent career.

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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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