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22 Jul 2019
Sri Lankan-Australian lawyers’ member group established
A new association for Australian lawyers of Sri Lankan heritage has been established to bring together over 300 practitioners under one umbrella and, ...
PwC Building
22 Jul 2019
Lawyers divided on notion of big 4 threat
Several lawyers have spoken out about whether the big four accounting firms present a genuine threat to the traditional legal service offering, showca...
Erin Ritchie
22 Jul 2019
Law students demand end to workplace bullying and harassment
The “systemic culture” of workplace bullying and harassment needs to be “urgently addressed”, argues the Australian Law Students’ Associatio...
22 Jul 2019
Indian pharma company advised on $394m sale of its Australian business
Indian-listed pharmaceuticals company Strides Pharma Science has been advised on the $394 million sale of its entire Australian business to Arrotex. ...
19 Jul 2019
Women who take stands against misconduct will ‘be seen as leadership material’
The culture of silence is broken, and female lawyers who stand up for their rights and those of others will be viewed favourably in an evolving legal ...
19 Jul 2019
Shine names new head of Qld medical law team
Shine Lawyers has confirmed a special counsel will head up its Queensland-based medical law team. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
19 Jul 2019
Elders Limited to acquire 100% of AIRR shares
MinterEllison has advised Elders Limited on its entering into a scheme implementation deed, under which it is set to acquire 100 per cent of shares in...
18 Jul 2019
How being hit by a car caused one lawyer to rethink her whole life
At the age of 27, Kate Cliff was struck by a taxi travelling at 60km/hr, causing spinal damage and requiring months of rehabilitation. That accident s...
18 Jul 2019
Experienced lawyers remain in ‘steady demand’ for public sector roles
A new report has found that roles within the public sector continue to see demand, with governments seeking lawyers who hold expertise in multiple pra...
18 Jul 2019
Australia’s ‘largest’ pharmaceutical importer takes off
MinterEllison has advised on an acquisition and merger that it says will effectively create Australia’s largest importer and distributor of pharmace...
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