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Apr 24 2018

Sustainable forestry investment firm hires new GC

A new senior legal role has been established to lead legal, governance, risk and compliance for a gl...
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AMP GC benched pending KWM review
AMP group general counsel and former Clayton Utz partner Brian Salter has stood aside ahead of King ...
Apr 24 2018
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Slater and Gordon circles AMP
Slater and Gordon is considering a shareholder class action against AMP with global backing, follow...
Apr 24 2018
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APPOINTMENTS
Apr 24 2018
Sustainable forestry investment firm hires new GC
A new senior legal role has been established to lead legal, governance, risk and compliance for a gl...
Appoints new Sydney partner
Apr 24 2018
Pipers appoints new Sydney partner
Piper Alderman has named a new partner, who joins its commercial law practice based in Sydney. ...
new top tier role , CIO
Apr 23 2018
Former bank CIO steps into new top-tier role
Ashurst has announced that a new chief technology officer will commence with the firm from May. ...

 

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Do androids dream of electric sheep? Or why I'm not scared of robot lawyers
Lawyers who are concerned about being superseded by robots should not lose sight of the fact that the human element will always be an essential part of their vocation,...
Emojis in law: Making a mess of messaging
Emojis feel like they’ve been around forever because they substitute for some of the nuance lost in written text, especially when tone and physical communication are mi...
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also consider the extent of our civic duty, writes Natalia Kamusinski. ...

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Jason Benjamin and Nick Collerson exhibit
Apr 13 2018
Firm puts Aussie talent on show at Sydney art exhibition
The works of Australian artists Jason Benjamin and Nick Collerson are being exhibited at Clayton Utz, as part of an initiative by the nation
UQ wins 2018 Jessup Moot
For the third time, students from the University of Queensland have won the world’s oldest and largest international moot court event.
Vic Bar launches legal studies award for next generation of lawyers
Some of the top ranked school-aged students in the city of Hume have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for academic excellence in Legal S
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