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What do you think? Lawyers Weekly asks readers

What do you think? Lawyers Weekly asks readers

Around 1,200 readers participated in a recent survey that will inform what the print and online editions of Lawyers Weekly will look like in 2015.

Exclusive: HDY to open third office

Exclusive: HDY to open third office

Three years after expanding into Brisbane, Sydney’s Henry Davis York is set to launch a Canberra practice in 2015.

Exclusive: Pipers lose leading light

Exclusive: Pipers lose leading light

One of Sydney’s highest earning partners has ditched Piper Alderman to join a global firm.

Emissions fall with lower headcount

Emissions fall with lower headcount

Law firms in Australia are getting greener, with reductions in staff numbers helping firms to meet environmental targets.

Minters in the money

Minters in the money

Minter Ellison has reported $418 million in revenue for FY14, up $2 million on the previous year.

News

HSF director takes out top HR award

HSF director takes out top HR award

A prestigious Australian human resources prize has been awarded to Herbert Smith Freehills HR director Andrea Bell.

Law firms are failing to support clients in South East Asia

Law firms are failing to support clients in South East Asia

Multinationals are increasingly in need of high-quality, reasonably-priced legal advice in South East Asia, but new research shows firms are struggling to step up to the task.

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Appointments

Russell Kennedy principal elected to education board

Russell Kennedy principal elected to education board

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority board includes professors, politicians, educators, and now, following a recent appointment, a lawyer.

KWM’s head chef to drop one hat

KWM’s head chef to drop one hat

Stuart Fuller will relinquish the role of head of the firm’s Hong Kong practice to concentrate on being the global firm’s leader.

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Deals

Globals get gig on local listing

Globals get gig on local listing

Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker & McKenzie secured the plum roles in a recent IPO worth more than $300 million.

Minters and Allens act on Primo deal

Minters and Allens act on Primo deal

Minter Ellison acted for the private equity majority owners of a local company, and Allens for the Australian arm of a Brazilian raider on the largest domestic private equity transaction for 2014.

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Features

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Opinion

An illuminating night with the Hon Ian Callinan

Donovan Ferguson

An illuminating night with the Hon Ian Callinan

It was a stormy Brisbane night when international law firm Ashurst hosted former Justice of the High Court the Hon Ian Callinan AC at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia…

Whistleblowing and the rule of law

Saurabh Bhattacharya

Whistleblowing and the rule of law

WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden have put western governments on the defensive. Closer to home, Saurabh Bhattacharya asks if the Public Interest Disclosure Act strikes the right balance.

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Wig & Chamber

Cunneen to face High Court

Cunneen to face High Court

ICAC is appealing last week’s Court of Appeal ruling to stop a public inquiry into crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC, which saw Chief Justice Tom Bathurst dissenting on the three-judge bench.

Watchdog reinstated as government rolls out national security laws

Watchdog reinstated as government rolls out national security laws

The federal government has restored the position of national security monitor as it gears up for major changes to legislation in the coming year.

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Video

[VIDEO]: 28 November Law Report

[VIDEO]: 28 November Law Report

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

Taylor Root market update

Taylor Root market update

Lawyers Weekly editor Justin Whealing speaks with Taylor Root partner David Buckley about market and salary trends in private practice, as well as key in-house sectors banking & financial services and commerce and industry.

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Careers

Q&A: Joe James

Q&A: Joe James

Joe James, the executive general manager – commercial, technical & legal from the Port Authority of New South Wales, opens up about the importance of mentors and why success is about much more than ‘being a lawyer’.

Partner Profile: Julia Cameron

Partner Profile: Julia Cameron

We ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This time: Julia Cameron from Rigby Cooke Lawyers.

  • Q&A: Marc Dunn

    Marc Dunn, the general counsel of Samsung Electronics Australia, talks turkey on how the pace of technological change and a...

  • Taking the path less travelled

    Alex Giannopoulos from the Leo Cussen Centre for Law shares his thoughts on why notions of a traditional legal career...

  • Closing the gender gap

    The lead up to the Lawyers Weekly 2014 Women in Law Awards is a good time to reflect on the...

  • Q&A: Mitch Kelly

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

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Folklaw

US lawyer arrested for shoplifting

US lawyer arrested for shoplifting

The alleged theft of groceries by a New Hampshire attorney has Folklaw wondering if there are lawyers out there living on the breadline…

More to these card-carrying lawyers…

More to these card-carrying lawyers…

There is no reason why law firms can’t have some festive fun this Christmas.

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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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[VIDEO]: 28 November Law Report

 

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