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High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice Virginia Bell has highlighted time-billing as a major contributor to the “unacceptably high” rate of depression in the law.

LitSupport

LitSupport

LitSupport

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.

News

High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice calls for change

High Court Justice Virginia Bell has highlighted time-billing as a major contributor to the “unacceptably high” rate of depression in the law.

Future Star shines bright

Future Star shines bright

The winner of this year’s Future Star Award, sponsored by the Leo Cussen Centre for Law, has the respect of her superiors and the trust of major clients.

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Appointments

Corrs restructure is Bakers’ delight

Corrs restructure is Bakers’ delight

Baker & McKenzie has nabbed Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner Peter Ickeringill in the wake of a restructure at Corrs’ Melbourne office.

Former Chief Justice to chair new regulatory body

Former Chief Justice to chair new regulatory body

Former Federal Court Chief Justice Michael Black AC, QC has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the body that will oversee the legal profession’s new uniform regulatory system.

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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

Twin reasons to celebrate

Twin reasons to celebrate

Sharon Burchell had a solid reason for not being able to pick up her trophy at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – she had recently given birth to twins.

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.

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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

Taking the path less travelled

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 are changing.

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.

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

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

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

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Folklaw

Respect my authoritah!

Respect my authoritah!

A Baltimore judge has been suspended after a string of verbal tongue-lashes that included telling a lawyer she would lose a case because she was the judge.

Facebook’s revenge on large law

Facebook’s revenge on large law

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, wants DLA Piper to pay…

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Lord lawyer inspires copy cats

    With ribbons flowing from his legal robes, a university law student offered tribute to the now-famous ‘Harry Potter’ lawyer in...

  • US law firm gets cleaned out

    Staff in a law firm in Florida got the shock of their life when they found crooks had turned their...

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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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