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12 Dec 2018
Global firm pinpoints hot spots for aggressive growth strategy
A global law firm has revealed its growth strategy for Australia, the importance of client demand, and why ongoing integration has been key to its suc...
Parental leave
12 Dec 2018
Parental leave on agenda for international firm
A recent roundtable has seen HR, inclusion and diversity and legal experts brainstorm on how their organisations can implement a more shared and inclu...
United Nations
12 Dec 2018
Australia has ‘unfinished business’ on human rights
On the 70th anniversary of Australia’s leading role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Law Council of Australia is calling f...
12 Dec 2018
Aus coal company advised on IPO, dual primary listing
Australian-based coal producer Yancoal has been advised on its public offering and dual primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to raise HK$1....
12 Dec 2018
Legal body welcomes investigation into 1980s hate crime
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has welcomed the announcement that there will be an investigation into the murder of a man in the late-80s, who wa...
11 Dec 2018
Shareholder primacy lacks corporate logic
Shareholder primacy fails on a number of fronts; board directors need to consider all of a company’s stakeholders, a head of responsible investment...
11 Dec 2018
In-house in for exciting future, says young gun
The increasing levels of trust, responsibility and investment corporations are placing into their in-house teams is creating an enviable environment t...
11 Dec 2018
Transparency and accountability lessening geopolitical risks
The single, biggest geopolitical risk facing governance, corporations and civil society is inequality, but it also provides an opportunity for corpora...
11 Dec 2018
What’s been driving the growth in the in-house legal job market in 2018?
Numerous factors have influenced the job market in the in-house space this year that has resulted in positive signs for the coming year, writes Danie...
11 Dec 2018
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme kicks off
The new scheme, which the government hopes will shine a light on the activities of foreign principals in Australia, has officially commenced. ...
11 Dec 2018
Solicitor guilty of professional misconduct for failure to honour undertaking
A NSW-based solicitor has been found guilty of professional misconduct, reprimanded and fined for failing to honour an undertaking given to the Law So...
11 Dec 2018
Attracting quality talent identified as top law firm challenge
A new report has singled out the highest rated challenges for law firms in the current climate, with attracting quality staff ranking at the top of th...
11 Dec 2018
Male Champions of Change having an impact
Male Champions of Change, an organisation created by men in recognition of the role they can play in the promotion of gender equality, has released it...
11 Dec 2018
DLA Piper promotes Aussies to international roles in firm first
DLA Piper has promoted Australian partners to international management roles for the first time, with their new responsibilities a “significant endo...
11 Dec 2018
2 High Court class actions filed on behalf of asylum seekers
Two parallel class actions have been launched in the High Court for around 1,200 remaining asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru. ...
11 Dec 2018
Breaking down the benefits of using proactive data analysis
A panel of professionals have offered some insight into how to get law firms at the forefront of using proactive data analysis to identify future oppo...
11 Dec 2018
Top 10 M&A trends to look out for in 2019
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has released its top 10 Aussie M&A predictions for the New Year. ...
10 Dec 2018
Senate committee rejects Leyonhjelm’s bill to enforce model litigant obligations in current form
While noting that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s bill subjecting Commonwealth litigants to enforceable model litigant obligations has “merit”, the L...
10 Dec 2018
How G+T is responding to the SafeWork NSW notice
Gilbert+Tobin managing partner Danny Gilbert has outlined how the BigLaw firm is taking action following notification of “apparent work, health and ...
10 Dec 2018
Teacher’s Pet podcast now raising ‘real risk of contempt’
With Chris Dawson now having been arrested and charged over the disappearance and alleged murder of his wife, Lynette Dawson, the ongoing availability...
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Australian Senate
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Senate committee rejects Leyonhjelm’s bill to enforce model litigant obligations in current form
While noting that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s bill subjecting Commonwealth litigants to enforceable...
Scales of Justice
Dec 10 2018
ACT’s restorative justice scheme shows less re-offending
The use of a restorative justice scheme in the nation’s capital is delivering positive outcomes fo...
APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
Appointed, handshake
Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
opinion
return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...