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Feb 21 2019

Twice-convicted lawyer disqualified from practice until 2020

A Victorian-based sole practitioner has been disqualified from practising law in the state until 24...
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Over 50% of lawyers want tougher anti-money laundering laws
A new survey has revealed over 50 per cent of legal practitioners want tougher anti-money laundering...
Feb 21 2019
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IP firm heads confident merger will go ahead despite block attempts
The bosses of two ASX-listed intellectual property firms are confident that the proposed merger betw...
Feb 21 2019
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APPOINTMENTS
Feb 22 2019
McCullough Robertson appoints new chair of partners
Mid-tier national firm McCullough Robertson has announced numerous changes to its executive leadersh...
Mills Oakley
Feb 21 2019
Mills Oakley further expands WA workplace relations team
Mills Oakley has added more strength to its Perth workplace relations, employment and safety team ...
Krista Bates and Lawrence Lee
Feb 21 2019
Lavan adds 2 to partnership
Lavan has named two new partners, one of whom joins the corporate team while the other joins the re...

 

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Debunking cyber fears: How to minimise cyber vulnerability in the practice of law
The pace of development in modern legal practices is a reflection of societal norms, as well as the particular style of the practice owners. In law, many of us fear “t...
How practising Brazilian Jui Jitsu has taught me to become a better lawyer
Sport, hobbies and other interests are important for a balanced life and it is common for lawyers to have interests outside of the law. For me, it has been Brazilian Jui ...
The power of choice: How challenger firms are changing the game for senior lawyers
For many lawyers in private practice, attaining partnership is the ‘Holy Grail’. It represents a point of accomplishment and success. But where does a senior lawyer t...

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The power of choice: How challenger firms are changing the game for senior lawyers
Feb 1 2019
For many lawyers in private practice, attaining partnership is the ‘Holy Grail’. It represents a point of accomplishment and success. Bu...
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Jan 24 2019
Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, JFK, Jr., Winston Churchill and John Curtin not unlike many of history’s great leaders, all were chal...
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deals
Feb 22 2019
German logistics solutions company advised on distribution centres
Lander & Rogers has advised German-based WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH on its development an...
Ashurst
Feb 21 2019
Kina Petroleum to embark on ‘first of its kind’ re-domiciliation
Teams from Ashurst’s Sydney and Port Moresby offices have advised Kina Petroleum on its proposed ...
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Feb 21 2019
SGCH Portfolio makes $150m bid for Phase 2 social affordable housing fund
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has advised SGCH Portfolio Ltd on its successful A$150 million bid for Phas...
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Matt Collins
Feb 20 2019
Vic Bar declares stance on spent convictions legislation
The Victorian Bar has responded to recent parliamentary debate concerning the adoption of legislation around spent convictions in the state...
Feb 18 2019
Concerns remain with ‘disjointed, piecemeal’ court merger bills
In the wake of the release of recommendations about the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Courts from the Senate Legal and C...
High Court
Feb 14 2019
Trial judges should not voice opinions to juries on disputes of fact: High Court
Obiter dicta from the High Court of Australia yesterday made clear that trial judges should avoid commenting on or advising how disputed que...
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Feb 7 2019
Sole practitioners, boutiques and behaviour
Lawyers Weekly is oft-accused of ‘picking on the little guy’ as it publishes stories on tribuna...
VICTORIAN COAT OF ARMS
Jan 21 2019
Privilege, policing and the pub test: Questions to be answered from the Lawyer X scandal
While the Royal Commission into Management of Informants will be held in and limited to Victoria, it...
Dec 14 2018
What can lawyers learn from Harry Potter?
Stephen King mused that every book one picks up offers its own lessons. The seven-part Harry Potter ...
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Nov 23 2018
A violent spectre
“The role the courts play in the lives of families experiencing violence is an important one and a...
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Feb 19 2019
Dealing with regulation in the wake of the Hayne royal commission at a practical level
Promoted by Governance Institute of Australia.There are plenty of lessons legal professionals across...
Jan 25 2019
What makes national criminal defence lawyers tick
Promoted by National Criminal Lawyers. Defence lawyers are often asked how they can represent people...
Jan 18 2019
Why all lawyers need a good finance broker
Promoted by Legal Home Loans.Lending isn’t as simple and straightforward as it used to be—times ...
Nov 5 2018
Introducing TMX – Electronic bundles and case preparation made easy
Promoted by Epiq. Advances in technology are improving the ways we approach dispute resolution and d...
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College of Law
Feb 13 2019
College of Law adds 2 to CLI
The College of Law has made two appointments to its Centre for Legal Innovation. ...
Law school bubble
Oct 29 2018
Breaking free of the law school bubble
Law school is like a bubble because within its domed walls, some of the state’s top 2 per cent of ...
Applicant waiting for interview
Oct 19 2018
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 ...
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Sep 28 2018
College of Law introduces ‘cutting-edge’ new program
The College of Law has announced the development of a new legal business degree commencing in 2019, ...
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Feb 13 2019
Landers concert raises $18,000 for Very Special Kids
CrashLanders, a band comprised of employees from national firm Lander & Rogers, recently held its annual fundraising concert and raised
2019 Justice Project opens with 22 law grads
The Piddington Society has launched its annual Justice Project, with this year seeing 22 law graduates.
McCabes hosts its first legal disruption event
Held in conjunction with the firm’s technology partner Checkbox, the first ever #MCDisruptsLegal event saw the McCabe Curwood litigation a
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