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19 Feb 2019
Sparke Helmore onboards old blood into partnership
Sparke Helmore has welcomed a new banking and finance partner to its corporate and commercial team with the rehire of a former alumnus. Write ...
Dr Matt Collins
18 Feb 2019
Vic Bar demands greater clarity around police informants
The Victorian Bar has demanded the public be informed of the personal details of those involved in the Lawyer X scandal for the purposes being conside...
Allen & Overy Consulting
18 Feb 2019
A&O Consulting lands in Australia
Allen & Overy Consulting is coming to Australia, with the appointment of a new partner to head up the “gap in the market” targeted practice. ...
18 Feb 2019
Holding Redlich adds to Melbourne partnership
Holding Redlich has appointed a new Melbourne-based partner, who takes to the firm’s property and projects practice. Write comment (0 Comme...
18 Feb 2019
Slater and Gordon investigating 100+ hour doctor weeks
Plaintiff firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a class action into the systematic culture of excessive and unsafe working hours for hospital-based ...
18 Feb 2019
HSF staff to get 10 days per year for innovation projects
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills has introduced a new initiative whereby staff across all of its offices will be allowed up to 10 days per annum to...
15 Feb 2019
ATO warns law firms not to be ‘wilfully blind’
The Australian Taxation Office has set its sights on law firms misusing legal professional privilege to “obfuscate the facts and frustrate investiga...
15 Feb 2019
Legal Aid lawyers more efficient than private users of public funds
Legal Aid’s in-house lawyers are less likely to enter late guilty pleas and more likely to have matters finalised in the local court than their publ...
15 Feb 2019
First aged care RC hearing calls for quality of life consideration
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has kicked off in Adelaide this week, with the first three days of public hearings now complete...
14 Feb 2019
We want names of ‘reprehensible’ police informants: LIV president
The LIV president has called for the release of the names of the lawyers involved in the police informant scandal in anticipation of tomorrow’s dire...
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