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Firm favourites

The six firms vying for The Law Firm of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by CTPartners, are a diverse and eclectic bunch.

Firms slow to change with the times

Firms slow to change with the times

A new report has found that technology and competitive pricing are the two major factors driving change at law firms, but it is a “slow evolution”.

Exclusive: G+T poaches Ashurst pro bono partner

Exclusive: G+T poaches Ashurst pro bono partner

Ashurst’s Australian pro bono head Anne Cregan has quit the global firm to join Gilbert + Tobin.

Reality check for law graduates

Reality check for law graduates

Law students urgently need to rethink their job prospects, according to the managing director of a new website for law graduates.

Partner remuneration systems are “stupid”

Partner remuneration systems are “stupid”

A legal consultant has slammed traditional partner remuneration systems and urged reform in this area.

News

Modest pay rises not enough to lift morale

Modest pay rises not enough to lift morale

Firm revenue is up but lawyer morale is down as firms fail to meet salary expectations and move on underperformers, a new survey has found.

Firm favourites

Firm favourites

The six firms vying for The Law Firm of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by CTPartners, are a diverse and eclectic bunch.

  • Firms slow to change with the times

    A new report has found that technology and competitive pricing are the two major factors driving change at law firms,...

  • Bringing the law in-house

    Providing proficient legal assistance during tumultuous regulatory change in the banking and financial services sector has seen Westpac named as...

  • Top law students come from all over Oz

    Scattered across four states, the finalists vying for the Law Student Award, proudly sponsored by the College of Law, are...

  • The worthy opponents

    The finalists for this year’s Dispute Resolution Team Award include national and global heavyweights along with a niche practice which...

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Appointments

Turks’ banking practice gets a boost

Turks’ banking practice gets a boost

TurksLegal has expanded its banking practice in Melbourne with two partner appointments.

Exclusive: G+T poaches Ashurst pro bono partner

Exclusive: G+T poaches Ashurst pro bono partner

Ashurst’s Australian pro bono head Anne Cregan has quit the global firm to join Gilbert + Tobin.

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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

Singing for your supper

Andrew Christopher

Singing for your supper

Clients now call the tune, and small firms are increasingly pitching the sweetest songs, writes Andrew Christopher

On track

Rosemary Tabuai and Emmanuel Bell

On track

Indigenous law students Rosemary Tabuai and Emmanuel Bell believe law firms and large corporates have a key role in tackling indigenous disadvantage.

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Wig & Chamber

Keeping the Bar full involves child’s play

Keeping the Bar full involves child’s play

The NSW Bar Association has launched a childcare scheme to help tackle the high rate of attrition among barristers.

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.

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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

Talent management in a globalised market

Talent management in a globalised market

The attraction and retention of the best quality talent has become increasingly important for legal employers, writes John MacLean.

Partner Profile: Paul Brennan

Partner Profile: Paul Brennan

We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Paul Brennan from Swaab Attorneys.

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Folklaw

Happiness and its Causes

Happiness and its Causes

Like most lawyers, I’m not in this game for myself. I do it for the kids. My kids.

Why law firms are like cocktails

Why law firms are like cocktails

They are sweet and sour, mix well-known brands together and can end in celebration or remorse; hang on, law firm mergers are exactly like cocktails!

  • Crumbling like a house of cards

    A New York woman has been arrested for posing as an attorney while working for a now-defunct loan modification company.

  • Lawyers band together for detained journo

    The legal profession is banding together in Victoria to get down and boogie with some rock ‘n roll of the...

  • Thank you for washing

    A patent lawyer in Adelaide who quit his day job to patent the ‘world’s smallest washing machine’ is now enjoying...

  • 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...

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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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