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Michael Johnson
Aug 23 2019

Satisfaction with law firms at 5-year low

Exclusive research has shown satisfaction among Australian legal professionals has dropped to its lo...
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Lawyers protest ‘extraordinary’ increase in police strip searches
NSW lawyers are calling for an immediate reform to police strip searching laws as it is revealed the...
Aug 23 2019
LCA backs public consults into ‘rushed’ encryption legislation
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a new review into encryption legislation, which it says wi...
Aug 23 2019
Terri Janke and Company
Aug 22 2019
Terri Janke and Company joins AG’s legal services panel
A small Indigenous-owned firm has been appointed to the Attorney-General’s “diverse” Commonwea...
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Aug 21 2019
Corrs recruits 1 to partner
Independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has elevated a “leading tax lawyer”, Cameron Rider...
Peter Horton
Aug 20 2019
IAG appoints new group GC
Multinational company Insurance Australia Group has appointed a new group general counsel, who will ...


Committee needed to oversee treatment of grads
Exploitation of graduate lawyers needs to stop. The establishment of an oversight committee is one way to curb such poor treatment, writes The[Pre]Lawyer in Black. ...
The evolution of the GC
For GCs, their role has developed from dealing with legal issues to now having to fulfil the expectation of building business value, all while delivering this within tigh...
The key to building a high-performance team for business success
In so many law practices, whether large, medium or boutique, the missing ingredient is team momentum, writes David Sharrock. ...

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Clerkship rejection is actually good for you
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Shell acquires 100% of ERM in scheme arrangement
International firm Ashurst has advised on Shell’s acquisition of 100 per cent of issued capital of...
New York Stock Exchange
Aug 22 2019
NYSE-listed company to sell APAC business segment
Jones Day has advised Horizon Global Corporation on its plans to sell its Asia-Pacific business segm...
Aug 21 2019
AGL completes WA expansion
King & Wood Mallesons has advised AGL Energy Limited (AGL) on its acquisition of Western Austral...
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Victoria Court of Appeal
Aug 22 2019
Why was Pell’s appeal dismissed?
By a majority vote of two to one, the Court of Appeal in Victoria dismissed Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction for child...
Aug 21 2019
Former magistrate to be struck off for child sex offences
A former Queensland-based magistrate has been recommended for removal from the roll in the Sunshine State following his conviction in 2017 ...
Aug 21 2019
Pell’s fate decided by Victorian Court of Appeal
The judgment in George Pell v The Queen has been handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal in Victoria. ...
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Aug 1 2019
Micro-practice: A leaner way to be a lawyer
In a competitive market the need for modernisation is paramount. With this is mind, are micro-practi...
Corporate Counsel Awards 2019
Jul 30 2019
Celebrating the achievements of the in-house market
In-house work is become increasingly attractive to the next generation of lawyers coming through the...
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Jul 29 2019
Spotlight on Judge Bruce Smith
Society sometimes forgets that the judges who form the backbone of our justice system are people too...
Jul 23 2019
What are the features of a successful in-house team?
An award-winning corporate counsel unit has outlined what it sees as being the key signs that an in-...
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Committee needed to oversee treatment of grads
Exploitation of graduate lawyers needs to stop. The establishment of an oversight committee is one w...
Bond University
Aug 9 2019
Bond University new law degree challenges job fears
Bond University has launched four new degrees to prepare students for future careers, including a Ba...
Flynne Tytherleigh
Aug 9 2019
Clerkship rejection is actually good for you
I never had an interest in commercial law. I didn’t even know what a share was until I did the co...
Zoë Durand
Aug 2 2019
Managing a co-career in law and art
Picasso said “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up”, ...
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Lawyers Weekly Live: Security breaches: Is your firm protected?
Lawyers Weekly and a panel of professionals joined together to discuss regulatory and legislative up...
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Augusta Ventures managing director Neill Brennan speaks about the importance of engaging the cor...
Flexible conditions, new way to work
Flexible conditions: A new way to work?
Lawyers Weekly and a panel of legal professionals joined together to discuss the benefits of flexibl...


Caroline Hutchinson
Aug 20 2019
Coleman Greig event raises funds to prevent violence against women
Guests at Coleman Greig’s Women in Business event have raised over $6,000 for a charity dedicated to ending male violence against women an
Law firm celebrates women with design and luxury
Female business leaders and corporate professionals have joined a law firm in Sydney to celebrate the valuable contribution made by women in
Putting an end to mental health issues in law firms
The legal profession is inundated with lawyers experiencing mental health issues and firms need to act on this, according to speakers at a r
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