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Almost 2 in 5 Australians think lawyers are unethicalNov 11 2019

New findings from the Governance Institute of Australia offer an insight into the extent to which legal professionals are perceived by the g

by Jerome Doraisamy

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Nov 11 2019Mental illness does not preclude success in law

There is no reason why legal professionals cannot achieve their goals if they experience struggles w...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Nov 11 2019Split execution and electronic signatures: Unresolved and untested

A recent judgment has posed questions about what constitutes a valid execution of a contract, write ...

by Mike Hales, James Barrett and Dylan Hoyne

Nov 11 2019Commonwealth Bank of Australia and AIA Australia Limited reach agreement

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its agreement with AIA Austral...

by Naomi Neilson

Nov 11 2019Second-oldest Aus-listed company WHSP acquires Argyle equity interests

DLA Piper has advised Australia’s second-oldest listed company, Washington H. Soul Pattinson and C...

by Naomi Neilson

65-plus legal bodies reject plan to merge family law system in open letterNov 11 2019

The government’s proposal to merge the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia into a single generalised cour...

by Naomi Neilson

NSW Bar Association welcomes $88m injection but says more needs to be doneNov 11 2019

Although welcoming the $88 million legal aid injection for the “chronically underfunded” system as a step in the right direction, the NS...

by Naomi Neilson

Business confidence for law firms is on the declineNov 10 2019

Profit growth expectations of Australian law firms have diminished, with businesses pushing into non-legal services to meet evolving client ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victoria pays compensation to clients of dishonest lawyersNov 10 2019

Victoria’s legal professional board reported more than $5 million in compensation was paid to clients of dishonest lawyers, as five practi...

by Naomi Neilson

Digital adoption and the shake-up of legal practiceNov 10 2019

As any lawyer knows, utilising technology has become essential in the business of law. But where do you stack up on the rate of adoption in ...

by Emma Ryan