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5 Aug 2019
ACT Law Society objects to changes to Crimes and Firearms Acts
The ACT Law Society has spoken out about recent changes to the Crimes Act and the Firearms Act, with concerns that they apply retrospectively to matte...
2 Aug 2019
How royal commissions changed the legal profession
The proliferation of royal commissions has placed greater demand on lawyers to step into new responsibilities and newly created roles, but the appeal ...
Sydney Light Rail Public-Private Partnership project
2 Aug 2019
Financiers put $2 billion Sydney light rail on track
Allens has advised financiers on the settlement and restructuring of the $2 billion light rail project in Sydney. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
1 Aug 2019
What lawyers should ask before making the switch
With competition for talent at a record high, lawyers are presented abundance of choice in terms of their employer, however, an expert in the space sa...
1 Aug 2019
New Energy Solar trades energy with Kellogg’s
In a long-term power purchase agreement, Allens has advised New Energy Solar in a transaction with major cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s. Writ...
1 Aug 2019
US brewing company acquires Carlton & United Breweries
Gilbert + Tobin has advised on the acquisition of Australian Carlton & United Breweries by a US brewing company, Anheuser-Busch InBev. Wri...
31 Jul 2019
Dentons to combine with another firm
Dentons has confirmed it has proposed a combination between it and a New Zealand-headquartered firm as it looks to become the “global dominant law f...
31 Jul 2019
ALA welcomes proposed NSW abortion law changes
Advocacy groups, politicians and now legal bodies have voiced support for the proposed law change of NSW’s “archaic” and “inconsistent” abor...
31 Jul 2019
SA sees spike in workers' compensation cases
New figures from the Legal Services Commission of South Australia have found a sharp rise in the number of the state’s residents seeking help to dea...
31 Jul 2019
Davies Collison Cave expands scope
Davies Collison Cave has bolstered its Australian practice with the recruitment of three new principals and several managing associates and senior ass...
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