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Feb 18 2019

Formerly imprisoned Qld partner struck off

A former equity partner at criminal firm Bosscher Lawyers has been struck from the roll of practitio...
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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 F...
Feb 18 2019
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NSW sole practitioner reprimanded, fined for professional misconduct
A NSW-based sole practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct for contravening cond...
Feb 18 2019
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Sparke Helmore onboards old blood into partnership
Sparke Helmore has welcomed a new banking and finance partner to its corporate and commercial team w...
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Feb 18 2019
Holding Redlich adds to Melbourne partnership
Holding Redlich has appointed a new Melbourne-based partner, who takes to the firm’s property and ...
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Litigation funder nabs 4 with advancing Aus presence
Augusta Ventures has continued its litigation funding foray into the Australian market, having annou...

 

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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...
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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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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
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The Piddington Society has launched its annual Justice Project, with this year seeing 22 law graduates.
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