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Jul 20 2018

Lawyer barred from practice until 2021

A Brisbane-based lawyer will not be able to hold a practising certificate until early 2021, followin...
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Former Integrity Commission CEO loses appeal against suspension, quits law
A prolonged legal battle in Tasmania appears to have come to a close, with a prominent practitioner ...
Jul 20 2018
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Westpac head shares future of in-house
The head of one of Westpac’s legal divisions has opened up on what the in-house legal environment ...
Jul 20 2018
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New relations consultant, appointment, Macpherson Kelley
Jul 20 2018
New workplace relations consultant for Macpherson Kelley
Macpherson Kelley has welcomed a new workplace relations consultant to its Brisbane office. ...
new head of private clients, Russell Kennedy
Jul 19 2018
Russell Kennedy hires new head of private clients
Melbourne-based mid-tier firm Russell Kennedy has announced it has appointed an experienced wills an...
promotion, William Roberts, internal promos
Jul 19 2018
William Roberts announces internal promos
William Roberts Lawyers has elevated four of its staff, including one to principal level. ...

 

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5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agreeing to your salary and doing little more than skimming the fine print ...
Establishing a generation of tech-literate lawyers
Law as a career appeals to students due to its longevity, prestige, and the challenge it offers — founded on hard work, ethics, analytical intelligence and strategic th...
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and demonstrated that despite our growth as a nation and as a community, ...

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Family law reform — Beyond the proposed merger
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While the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is still a long way away from completing the first comprehensive review of the family law ...
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wind farm, renewable energy ventures, KWM, Palisade Investment Partners
Jul 20 2018
Palisade close out finance for Tasmanian turbines
Continuing their run of renewable energy ventures, KWM has advised Palisade Investment Partners on t...
Acquisition complete, Maddocks, mining
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‘Major’ mining acquisition complete
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money raise, Australian dollars, cash, banking start-up
Jul 19 2018
$100m+ raised by banking start-up
King & Wood Mallesons has advised a number of investors on their commitment to share capital for...
wig & chamber
Jul 17 2018
Former chief justice hands in resignation
A former Queensland chief justice has announced he will officially resign from the bench. ...
Scales of Justice, court, struggle
Jul 13 2018
Courts struggling with demand spike
Two bodies have called for the fast-track construction of a new multi-jurisdiction court complex in the Macarthur region, with the current f...
magnifying glass, recognise importance, crime, investigation
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Judiciary need to recognise importance of ADHD on crime
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Australian National University Law School, library, books, Juris Doctor degree
Jul 13 2018
ANU revamps JD degree
The Australian National University Law School will be offering a reformed Juris Doctor degree in 201...
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Jun 25 2018
UQ’s research project to bolster law student opportunities
Legal researchers from the University of Queensland are set to unveil a new project which will help...
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Brave international judges needed to champion trial rights, barrister says
Australian Kate Gibson shares what life is like working as a barrister on the international stage an...
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Partnership, Clayton Utz, Art partnership,
Jul 18 2018
Clutz bolsters Melbourne art partnership
Clayton Utz has expanded its successful Art Partnership to its Melbourne office, with 62 artworks on display at the firm’s 333 Collins Str
Gilbert + Tobin goes carbon neutral
National law firm Gilbert + Tobin has moved to reduce its impact upon the environment by becoming carbon neutral across its Sydney, Melbourn
KWM, DFAT co-host foreign policy symposium
Global firm King & Wood Mallesons and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have co-hosted the “first ever industry symposium”
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