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Simone Tierney
Jan 17 2019

Looming challenges for sole practitioners in 2019

There are three major challenges emerging for those in the boutique space as the new year unfolds, a...
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SME law divided on top priorities
A new report has shown boutique law firms and sole practitioners are divided when it comes to expect...
Jan 17 2019
Finalists named for 2019 Corporate Counsel Awards
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Lawyers On Demand, is proud to present the finalists for this ye...
Jan 17 2019
Simon Ashworth
Jan 18 2019
K&L Gates builds up Sydney construction practice
Global law firm K&L Gates has added a new partner to its Sydney ranks, with the appointment of c...
Jeremy Shebson, HFW
Jan 18 2019
HFW names global management team
HFW has elected a new managing partner and re-elected its senior partner for the fourth time for its...
Simon Bellas
Jan 17 2019
Jones Day partner moves from Perth to Singapore
Global law firm Jones Day has relocated a Perth-based global disputes partner to Singapore to help g...


New Year’s resolutions for law students
Too often, law student Flynne Tytherleigh writes, law students are afraid of disappointment, and thus shy away from adversity that can be avoided.  ...
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...
Observations on NewLaw in Australia in 2018
Not that long ago in-house legal teams had two options: to do legal work in-house, or to outsource it to a traditional law firm. This paradigm has completely changed, wri...

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WA lithium project backed with new ownership
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Waiting times for Brisbane family proceedings have halved
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Education, community to be key for Australian Bar in 2019
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Judicial mediation ‘beggars belief’ for family law
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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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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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International ties
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Dec 20 2018
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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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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