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Dec 14 2018

Commissioners named for police informants royal commission

The Andrews government has announced a former Court of Appeal president and a former police commissi...
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‘Clients typically don’t want’ movement away from billable hour
Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, the managing partner of a BigLaw firm posited that it is preferable, fro...
Dec 14 2018
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‘Paper tiger’: Lawyers react to new Commonwealth Integrity Commission
Following yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian...
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APPOINTMENTS
Dec 14 2018
Commissioners named for police informants royal commission
The Andrews government has announced a former Court of Appeal president and a former police commissi...
Brisbane Australia
Dec 14 2018
DLA Piper adds to partnership
DLA Piper has appointed a new finance and project lawyer to its partnership. ...
Wollongong
Dec 13 2018
Wollongong firm appoints new partner
A Wollongong-based law firm has recruited a Sydney solicitor to its partnership. ...

 

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Health sector a target for hackers in 2019
Crystal ball gazing is an art usually left to mediums and psychics who profit off the leveraged hope of the true believers, writes Michael Connory. ...
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights, writes Australian Law Students’ Association vice president (educati...
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still remains light at the end of the tunnel, writes Monash law student Flyn...

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Dec 10 2018
Partner raises $150k for premature and stillbirth prevention
A Melbourne lawyer has raised $150,000 in aid of the prevention and awareness of premature and still birth work done by the Mercy Hospital f
Melbourne breakfast aims to end gendered violence
As the day dawned on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a number of law firms joined forces in Melbourne t
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The Western Sydney Academy of Sport has had a monetary boost, through the support of Coleman Greig Lawyers.
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