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27 May 2019
Priestley 11 ‘not keeping up’ with reality
The Priestley 11’s use as the model for legal education in Australia needs to be ‘utterly’ modernised, according to a law school dean. W...
Ron Smooker and Cath Debreceny
27 May 2019
Wesfarmers to acquire Kidman Resources
Wesfarmers is acquiring ASX-listed Kidman Resources in a deal worth more than $750 million. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
Sydney airport
27 May 2019
Sydney Airport takes off with sustainability finance
Sydney Airport is undertaking sustainability-based market financing valued at $1.4 million. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
24 May 2019
Slaters being sued for unfair dismissal
International plaintiff firm Slater & Gordon has been hit with an unfair dismissal suit in the Federal Court of Australia, which it says will be d...
24 May 2019
Maurice Blackburn wins battle to lead AMP class action
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has beat out law firm competitors to lead the charge in a hotly-contested class action against AMP. Write comment (...
24 May 2019
Why lawyers, unlike Folau, have freedom with social media use
The broader impact of Israel Folau’s sacking by Rugby Australia is overstated, as private individuals such as lawyers do not, in most cases, draw a ...
24 May 2019
Arena REIT backed for capital raising
Arena REIT has undertaken capital raising to assist in acquisition funding and balance sheet maintenance for future growth. Write comment (0 ...
24 May 2019
Ravenhall Prison utilises US debt funding
Allens has advised The GEO Consortium on the refinancing of the Ravenhall Prison Public-Private Partnership. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
23 May 2019
Which lawyers will get pay rises this year?
New research shows that more legal professionals will get pay rises this year than last, but those rises will not be as high as hoped for. Wri...
23 May 2019
Climate change litigation to continue, with focus on CSR
Australian courts will consider the risks of climate change to be foreseeable, thereby creating further responsibilities for companies and directors, ...
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