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    Big 4 bank nabs KWM managing partner

    A former managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons has been announced as the new chief legal and commercial counsel at NAB.

    Slater and Gordon suffering repercussions of ‘questionable’ business model

    The decline of Slater and Gordon was “inevitable” after the firm entered the UK market, according to a senior analyst from Morningstar.

    Firm launches new crime and misconduct division

    A Queensland law firm has unveiled a new specialist criminal division to complement its existing service to clients.

    National firm dives into new practice area

    A top-tier national firm has announced it has rolled out a new practice to keep up with growing client demand.

    Firm warns of dangers of social media

    A Brisbane-based firm has cautioned clients that careless social media posts could come back to bite them in court.

    Mid-tiers 'still profitable'

    A new survey has revealed that mid-tier firms are seeing “very healthy” revenue, despite recent media commentary suggesting otherwise.

  • Appointments

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    KPMG appoints legal director

    Top-tier partnership picks two

    Senior associates join boutique

    Mid-tier announces major promotions

  • Opinion

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    Six features all legal websites should have

    Most people will research your firm online before they pick up the phone.

    The stigma of injury claims

    Millions of people across the world insure themselves and their assets.

  • Deals

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    Acquisition to create world’s largest titanium dioxide producer

    An Australian incorporated chemical producer has bought a privately held global chemical and mining company’s titanium dioxide business in a deal worth US$2.2 billion.

    OUSON makes multimillion-dollar WTC acquisition

    OUSON Group has acquired Towers 2, 3 and 4 of the Melbourne World Trade Centre (WTC Melbourne).

    Listed company moves on first major acquisition

    An ASX-listed company has purchased of one of Australia’s largest BMW franchises in its first acquisition since its IPO.

    Eco Logical sells shares to specialist consultancy firm

    Two firms have advised on a transaction, which saw the board of Eco Logical Australia sell its shares in the company to a specialist consultancy firm.

    Auswide Bank advised on increased equity stake

    Auswide Bank Ltd has been advised in relation to its increased equity stake in a P2P lender.

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  • Wig & Chamber

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    Retired chief justice headlines golden Law Oration

    The Victoria Law Foundation will kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations with former High Court chief justice Robert French AC delivering a special keynote address this week.

    'Prodigious' restitution expert joins HCA bench

    Former Oxford University professor of law James Edelman has been sworn in as a judge of the High Court of Australia.

    Vic Supreme Court welcomes new judicial registrars

    Two judicial registrars have been sworn in for Victoria’s civil and criminal law Supreme Court divisions.

    Law Society rallies behind NT Chief Justice’s remarks on sentencing

    A statement directed at the media by Northern Territory Chief Justice Michael Grant QC has been backed by the local law society.

    Vic to open night court following Bourke Street tragedy

    Magistrates in Victoria will be able to hear overnight bail applications on weekends and after hours, following an announcement by the state's Premier.

  • Careers

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    Serendipitous career path leads Aussie lawyer to South Africa

    In 2014 an unexpected opportunity was presented to Elizabeth Lathlean when her husband was offered a position in a coastal university town in South Africa.

    Everyday wrongs where global injustices start

    A human rights lawyer has encouraged up-and-comers to look for volunteer opportunities in their own backyard, where some of the most important social justice causes lie, rather than coveting exclusive internships in The Hague.

    Rake’s own cautionary tale: ‘judges are mad’

    Criminal law barrister Charles Waterstreet has ruled himself out of ever ascending to the lofty ranks of the bench, sharing with students some things he wishes he had been taught in law school.

    Tackling the uncertain legal job market like an entrepreneur

    A Victorian man has combined the skills honed in law school with his business know-how as a consultant to launch a document proofreading service.

    Commercial and cross-border exposure key to opportunities abroad

    For those with ambitions to take their legal careers overseas, commercial and cross-border skills are king, a senior associate of a global firm has said.

  • Video

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    Highlights: Future Forum 2016

    Recap the best moments from the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Future Forum, a conference event that equipped legal professionals with strategies on how to stay at the cutting edge of technological change and business innovation.

    Highlights: The Women in Law Awards 2016

    Relive all the highlights from the fifth annual Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, which celebrated the achievements of the best and the brightest Australian women in law.

    Highlights: The Australian Law Awards 2016

    Relive the highlights of the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, a celebration of the top legal professionals from across the country.

    Market update: Trends and challenges ahead

    Taylor Root discusses the opportunities and obstacles currently facing the Australian legal market. 

    30 under 30: The legal sector's rising stars

    Relive the highlights of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30, a celebration of Australia's best young lawyers.

  • Folklaw

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    Ambitions as a rider

    A team of family lawyers is gearing up for a 500-kilometre charity bike ride in Thailand.

    Mardi Gras welcomes young lawyers to the party

    A contingent of NSW Young Lawyers will make their first debut at the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade next weekend.

    Firm reveals shortlist for business literature prize

    Four authors have been shortlisted for Ashurst Business Literature Prize, with the winner set to take out $30,000.

    Slaters pays tribute to the ‘laws of love’

    With Valentine’s Day kicking off today, Slater and Gordon has released what it has dubbed the ‘laws of love’ to make sure the romance doesn’t end in heartbreak – or a lawsuit.

    Firm partners with Tropfest film festival

    In its 25th year celebrating homegrown film, Tropfest has announced Colin Biggers & Paisley as its legal partner for the next three years.

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