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26 Jul 2019
Bakers legal ops director appointed chief services officer
Baker McKenzie has appointed its global director of legal operations as its new chief services office, in a move that reflects the firm’s continuing...
Ekaterina Elliott
26 Jul 2019
Should lawyers use social media marketing?
Social media marketing has always been a contentious strategy for law firms deciding to go digital. Advertising for a legal service has remained a com...
25 Jul 2019
Shareholders approve ASX firm takeover
A decision has been reached at a scheme meeting today, involving the takeover of ASX-listed IP firm Xenith IP Group Limited by its former competitor ...
25 Jul 2019
Aussie lawyer to take top post as big 4's global head of legal services
An Australian-based lawyer has been selected as the new global head of legal services for KPMG, marking the first time a local has been selected for t...
25 Jul 2019
Bridge Housing receives $40m loan for social and affordable homes
Dentons has advised Bridge Housing on a $40 million loan from the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) which will maintain al...
25 Jul 2019
Gindalbie Metals advised on demerger and acquisition
Clayton Utz has advised ASX-listed Gindalbie Metals Limited on two transactions surrounding a demerger and acquisition by a Hong Kong company. ...
24 Jul 2019
Having women speak up ignores real burden of responsibility
Rather than asking victims of bullying and sexual harassment to report such misconduct, the legal profession must ask itself why people cannot be burd...
24 Jul 2019
ALS unveils new office
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has launched its new office in Coffs Harbour. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
23 Jul 2019
Discrimination against partners and how they can respond
Partners in law firms may face discrimination in many forms, but they may not always know how best to take action in such circumstances, according to ...
23 Jul 2019
International energy consultancy makes Aussie acquisition
Squire Patton Boggs has advised international energy consultancy Xodus Group on its acquisition of a Perth-based company. Write comment (0 Co...
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...