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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

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Nov 11 201965-plus legal bodies reject plan to merge family law system in open letter

The government’s proposal to merge the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of ...

by Naomi Neilson

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

Although welcoming the $88 million legal aid injection for the “chronically underfunded” system ...

by Naomi Neilson

Nov 10 2019Business confidence for law firms is on the decline

Profit growth expectations of Australian law firms have diminished, with businesses pushing into non...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Nov 10 2019Victoria pays compensation to clients of dishonest lawyers

Victoria’s legal professional board reported more than $5 million in compensation was paid to clie...

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

What the draft review into consent laws could mean for sexual assault victimsNov 10 2019

Proposed changes to consent laws could enforce harsher penalties on “catfishers” who trick victims into sexual activity, enforce fundame...

by Naomi Neilson

Realising RegTech – a new system for economic healthNov 10 2019

Corporate law has expanded significantly recently, with laws covering misconduct, as well as “traditional” white collar crimes, such as ...

by Ross Buckley and Deborah Young

Should law firms implement gender quotas and targets?Nov 07 2019

Lawyers Weekly asked six people from the legal profession what their thoughts are on firms implementing gender quotas and targets and while ...

by Naomi Neilson

Banks to bolster facility for gold producerNov 07 2019

Allens has advised two big banks and BNP Paribas on a syndicated facility agreement to provide working capital and bank guarantee facilities...

by Emma Ryan