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Promotions season has started: What’s hot in law this week (29 May-2 June)

The 2023 Corporate Counsel Awards has wrapped up, and the season for senior promotions in Australian firms is underway. Here is your weekly round-up of the biggest stories for Australia’s legal profession.

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For the week from 29 May to 2 June, these were the 10 most-read stories on Lawyers Weekly (in case you missed them):

  1. Victorian lawyer sunk client’s money into ‘bizarre’ scam
A former Victorian principal lawyer has faced criminal charges for stealing $420,000 from two clients’ estates and sinking most of their money into a failing company and a “bizarre” financial scam.

  1. Moray & Agnew names 7 new partners
National law firm Moray & Agnew has made 14 senior promotions across the country, including seven to partner, four to special counsel and three to senior associate.


  1. Lander & Rogers promotes 35
National firm Lander & Rogers has elevated 35 in its latest promotions round, including nine to partner, bringing the firm’s partnership closer to a 50-50 gender split.

  1. Tasmanian partner restricted from proceedings following conflict concerns
A Tasmanian partner and his law firm have been restricted from acting in a partnership dispute following fears a layperson may be concerned about the proper administration of justice.

  1. Inside legislation keeping a baby killer free from accountability
A Sydney woman who appeared to lead a happy, loved and normal life drowned and killed her infant son — but a relatively recent act means she will not be held criminally responsible.

  1. Considering lifestyle when choosing a legal career
Andrew Raad — who became a firm partner by 30 — discusses the importance of considering what one’s day-to-day will look like and how that should inform the legal pathway one chooses to pursue.

  1. Qld Supreme Court throws out police evidence after power misuse
A Queensland firm has weighed in on a Supreme Court’s decision to throw out police evidence in a major drug trafficking matter.

  1. AI has ‘changed the game’ for in-house legal
As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) within organisations of all stripes becomes more common, it must now be both embraced and implemented in order to meet client expectations and streamline legal operations.

  1. Kathleen Folbigg’s legal team calls for immediate release
More than two decades after she was incarcerated for the deaths of her four children, an inquiry into Kathleen Folbigg’s innocence was told by world-leading experts and prominent legal professionals that it is open to find reasonable doubt — so why is she still behind bars?

  1. So, you didn’t make partner. What’s next?
OPINION: It’s the time of year when partnership announcements are coming in thick and fast, which is exciting for those who have made it through to partnership, but it can be a bit of a challenging time if you are one of those who missed out, writes Stuart J. Barnett.