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20 Apr 2018
Podcast: Michael Kirby, LGBTQI rights and the profession
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show – brought to you by Thomson Reuters Australia – we reflect on LGBTQI inclusion, diversity and a...
20 Apr 2018
Fate sealed for last of Sydney DibbsBarker partners
With just 10 days until the imminent closure of DibbsBarker, the whereabouts of its remaining Sydney partners who didn’t make the initial switch to ...
AMP
20 Apr 2018
K&W Mallesons gets AMP governance gig amid royal commission scandal
Financial institution AMP has announced it will appoint King & Wood Mallesons to assist with a review of governance issues uncovered by the Royal ...
20 Apr 2018
Cashback scheme catches up to Sydney lawyer
A Sydney lawyer turned café operator has been penalised almost $100,000 in the Federal Circuit Court for short-changing a foreign worker as part of a...
19 Apr 2018
Award-winning sole practitioner expands firm offering
The recipient of the Lawyers Weekly Sole Practitioner of the Year award has announced she has expanded her firm’s offering to the Australian legal m...
19 Apr 2018
The importance of community in the NewLaw world
A burgeoning new industry has emerged in law in the past five years, which has required a fundamental rethink of the business of legal practice, accor...
19 Apr 2018
Succession planning looming large for M&A
Issues arising with the retirements of the Baby Boomer generation are creating new challenges for those in mergers and acquisitions, according to the ...
19 Apr 2018
Mills Oakley teams up with Swinburne for ‘strategic partnership’
Mills Oakley has announced what it calls a strategic partnership with a university to enable both parties to be at the forefront of legal innovation i...
18 Apr 2018
Clayton Utz embroiled in royal commission saga
Clayton Utz partners have been accused of being influenced by their client AMP in producing a so-called independent review of misconduct at the financ...
18 Apr 2018
Where to from #MeToo? Breaking the silence about ‘gender-hostile’ workplaces
According to Dr Karen O’Connell, gender inequality is a problem that has been plaguing women in Australia’s legal profession for far too long, but...
18 Apr 2018
Top tips on finding the right expert revealed
A new guide has been launched which aims to help legal practitioners on how best to engage an expert in a litigious matter. ...
18 Apr 2018
Ashurst names new global GC
Angela Pearson will commence her new role as general counsel of the global law firm from 1 May. ...
18 Apr 2018
Sparke Helmore, Aderant team up for software solution
The national firm and international business management software provider last week announced a new partnership. ...
17 Apr 2018
AMP GC accused of misleading regulator
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has heard that Brian Salter, the general counsel o...
17 Apr 2018
‘Essential’ insurance industry handbook launched by international firm
The tenth edition of the Insurance Contracts Act Handbook has this month been launched at the Sydney office of MinterEllison. ...
17 Apr 2018
Government caves on medical transfer of child on Nauru
The federal government has agreed to bring a child in mandatory detention on Nauru to Australia for medical treatment, following urgent court applicat...
17 Apr 2018
Senate report highlights imminent changes to Australia’s foreign bribery regime
There is an underlying eagerness among Australian regulators to address criticism of the national enforcement record on foreign bribery and corruption...
17 Apr 2018
Aged care homes should be ‘named and shamed’
Aged-care providers in Queensland that handed off thousands of elderly residents to hospital emergency departments rather than provide in-house medica...
16 Apr 2018
Law firm founder calls for abolishment of onerous billable hour ‘tyranny’
The founder of an Australian law firm has expressed the need for less billable hour targets as a way to help address the growing mental health crisis ...
16 Apr 2018
Tasmania to undo homophobic convictions of the past
Last week, the Tasmanian Parliament apologised for the pain suffered by the LGBTQI community under the state’s former laws for the criminalisation o...
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Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
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Young lawyers
Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...
Mar 21 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...