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Michael Kirby’s ‘lasting contribution’ to lawNov 12 2019

Carpe Diem! and other musings behind one of Australia’s most renowned judges, Michael Kirby AC CMG, whose illustrious career had to hurdle

by Naomi Neilson

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Nov 12 2019IMF Bentham, Omni Bridgeway complete merger

Litigation funder IMF Bentham and high-value claims financier Omni Bridgeway Holding BV have complet...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Nov 12 2019Virgin Australia secures issuance on AUD and USD notes

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Virgin Australia on its concurrent issuance with both Australian...

by Naomi Neilson

Nov 11 2019Almost 2 in 5 Australians think lawyers are unethical

New findings from the Governance Institute of Australia offer an insight into the extent to which le...

by Jerome Doraisamy

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

Split execution and electronic signatures: Unresolved and untestedNov 11 2019

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

by Mike Hales, James Barrett and Dylan Hoyne

Commonwealth Bank of Australia and AIA Australia Limited reach agreementNov 11 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its agreement with AIA Australia Limited. News Write comment (...

by Naomi Neilson

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

DLA Piper has advised Australia’s second-oldest listed company, Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, on its acquisition of eq...

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