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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.

Kirby urges LW to maintain the rage

Kirby urges LW to maintain the rage

Michael Kirby has told Lawyers Weekly that while highlighting gender inequality in the profession might “drive some senior members crazy”, the issue is too important to drop.

News

Brisbane lawyer to run for ALP

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 election.

Legal eagles to Walk for Justice

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 raise funds for Justice Connect.

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Appointments

Clutz partner joins Takeovers Panel

Clutz partner joins Takeovers Panel

An M&A partner at Clayton Utz has been appointed to the regulatory body for takeovers in Australia.

HSF names Melbourne partner as sole global corporate head

HSF names Melbourne partner as sole global corporate head

Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed an Australian senior partner to head up the firm’s corporate practice globally.

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Jobs

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Deals

Allens acts for half of big four on Airport float

Allens acts for half of big four on Airport float

Allens acted for Westpac and NAB on a deal which has seen Perth Airport come to the market.

Ashurst get seat on Challenger deal landing

Ashurst get seat on Challenger deal landing

Challenger Life is seeking to take total control of the Challenger Diversified Property Group.

  • Global company says ciao to WA firm

    The Australian arm of the giant Italian global dairy producer Parmalat SpA has purchased a WA firm.

  • Aged care sale attracts leading SA firms

    Two Adelaide firms acted on the sale of a substantial portfolio of aged care facilities and an apartment complex in...

  • HSF helps CBA on exit deal

    Herbert Smith Freehills landed the key role advising the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) on its exit from property funds and property...

  • NRF acts for PNG Govt

    The Sydney office of Norton Rose Fulbright acted for the PNG government on a deal worth over $1.2 billion.

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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

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

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.

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Careers

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.

Q&A: Colin Mitty

Q&A: Colin Mitty

Colin Mitty, the chief legal officer at technology provider Dimension Data, talks about the GC role from the perspective of a former private practice lawyer.

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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

Lawyer does clients’ dough at casino

Lawyer does clients’ dough at casino

A Kentucky attorney who ripped his clients off to the tune of about $700,000 over 13 years gambled it at all away at the Hollywood Casino.

A streetcab named Desire

A streetcab named Desire

An incident involving a Louisiana lawyer and a taxi driver has resulted in criminal charges against both.

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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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