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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.

Exclusive: Maddocks to lose key team

Exclusive: Maddocks to lose key team

Around a dozen partners and lawyers from Maddocks’ tax controversy team have ditched the firm to join Minter Ellison.

Exclusive: Rockwell Olivier principal defects to Perth firm

Exclusive: Rockwell Olivier principal defects to Perth firm

The head of Rockwell Olivier’s workplace relations practice in Perth will be joining Lavan Legal.

Exclusive: Holding Redlich group heads move to global firm

Exclusive: Holding Redlich group heads move to global firm

Property and projects specialists Amanda Davidson and Carolyn Chudleigh have quit Holding Redlich to join UK-based firm Holman Fenwick Willan.

Exclusive: Clutz sheds staff in biggest offices

Exclusive: Clutz sheds staff in biggest offices

Up to 40 roles have been made redundant across the Sydney and Melbourne offices of Clayton Utz.

News

Why are women at the Bar locked out of commercial work?

Why are women at the Bar locked out of commercial work?

A prominent judge has challenged organisations to ask themselves why they cannot find talented female barristers to brief on commercial matters.

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.

  • Bird & Bird swoops into Oz

    British global law firm Bird & Bird is launching in Australia next month via a merger with Sydney technology boutique...

  • ALA is ready for battle

    The head of the Australian Lawyers Alliance told Lawyers Weekly that he plans to hold the Federal Government to account...

  • Exclusive: Maddocks to lose key team

    Around a dozen partners and lawyers from Maddocks’ tax controversy team have ditched the firm to join Minter Ellison.

  • Quality, not just quantity, counts

    A group of business development professionals have called on law firms to widen the breadth of performance measurement criteria to...

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Appointments

Queensland firm boss starts boutique practice

Queensland firm boss starts boutique practice

The former head of Trilby Misso Lawyers has launched a boutique personal injury firm.

Minters nabs SA partner

Minters nabs SA partner

The former head of Fox Tucker Lawyers’ real estate team has joined Minter Ellison SA/NT as a partner.

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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

In Conversation with Dr Gavan Griffith QC

Eugenia Levine

In Conversation with Dr Gavan Griffith QC

Dr Gavan Griffith QC, former Solicitor-General of Australia and now a prominent international arbitrator, discussed the debate about investor-state dispute resolution clauses at the Melbourne…

Lawyers want a better deal

Warren Kalinko

Lawyers want a better deal

Keypoint Law CEO Warren Kalinko believes that much of the unprecedented change in the profession is driven by lawyers unhappy with current conditions.

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Wig & Chamber

Barrister-turned-businessman has his fingers in many pies

Barrister-turned-businessman has his fingers in many pies

Leading barrister Robert Kaye SC has become a director of KFC and Sizzler franchise owner Collins Foods Limited.

Juniors punching above their weight

Juniors punching above their weight

Two accomplished women from the Victorian Bar are finalists for this year’s Junior Counsel Award, sponsored by Sheahan Lock Partners.

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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

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.

Q&A: Mitch Kelly

Q&A: Mitch Kelly

Mitch Kelly, regional counsel & company secretary of Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd, talks about the important distinction between being professional and perfect.

  • My Next Move: In-house at home and away

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

  • Be inspired, and challenged

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

  • Partner Profile: Flo Mitchell

    We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Flo Mitchell from Etheringtons...

  • Q&A: Jon Downes

    Jon Downes, general counsel of Genworth, talks about how the role of an in-house lawyer continues to broaden.

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Folklaw

Corrs CEO jumps off a skyscraper

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 terrifying.

Canadian lawyer cops it for overbilling

Canadian lawyer cops it for overbilling

A Canadian lawyer will be paying the price for “intentionally and deliberately” overbilling the provincial government by almost $100,000.

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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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