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19 Oct 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office, alleging a “compromised, unfair” process in i...
19 Oct 2018
Podcast: Should BigLaw firms be housing their own NewLaw teams?
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Herbert Smith Freehills’ director of alternative legal services, Hilary Go...
19 Oct 2018
NSW lawyer struck off for professional misconduct
A NSW-based solicitor has been removed from the roll following a finding of professional misconduct in the state’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal...
19 Oct 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still remains light at the end of the tunnel, writes Mon...
19 Oct 2018
Get asylum seeker children off Nauru now: LCA
The Law Council of Australia has called for asylum seeker children and their families to be moved out of offshore detention in Nauru as a matter of ur...
19 Oct 2018
WA’s Kwinana waste to energy development a ‘landmark’ project
Gilbert + Tobin, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst have all advised parties in the development of a landmark Waste to Energy project to divert 400,000...
19 Oct 2018
Victoria welcomes new County Court judge
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of Magistrate Philip Ginnane as its newest County Court judge. ...
18 Oct 2018
Controversial politician struck from solicitor’s roll
A former federal MP who was convicted of 12 counts of theft over a controversial sex scandal has had his practising certificate removed, following ca...
18 Oct 2018
Challenges and advice for sole practitioners heading into 2019
With the 2018 Women in Law Awards right around the corner, Lawyers Weekly spoke with two finalists in the Sole Practitioner of the Year category about...
18 Oct 2018
2 boutiques confirm merger
Two employment law firms based in Adelaide have joined forces following “many months of strategic discussions”. ...
18 Oct 2018
Why law firms should do reverse mentoring
In anticipation of the Women in Law Awards, Lawyers Weekly spoke with two finalists from the Mentor of the Year category about the concept of reverse ...
18 Oct 2018
Partners called to respond to amended tax rights
Partners have been invited to respond to changes to a new tax law that aims to enhance the integrity of concessions in relation to the partnership mo...
18 Oct 2018
Rising opportunities for international arbitrators in Darwin
Proximity to Asia and global movements means it is an exciting time – as well as a challenging one – to work in the international arbitration spac...
18 Oct 2018
First State Super successful in Land Use Victoria bid
Allens has advised First State Super on its successful bid for concession to operate the land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria for t...
18 Oct 2018
LCA welcomes strategy to abolish death penalty worldwide
The Law Council of Australia has thrown its support behind the Australian government’s plans to help abolish the death penalty across the globe. ...
17 Oct 2018
NZ Law Society dismisses claims of ‘revenue harvesting’
The New Zealand Law Society has said it “totally rejects” reported assertions that it “goes easy on lawyers in large law firms”, in order to c...
17 Oct 2018
WorkSafe attention on KWM a ‘watershed’ moment
Following last week’s announcement that WorkSafe Victoria would be making enquiries of global firm King & Wood Mallesons, Minds Count has said s...
17 Oct 2018
McCullough Robertson boosts tax team
McCullough Robertson has welcomed the arrival of two additional partners, as it continues to look to strengthen its tax practice. ...
17 Oct 2018
Barrister heads to Victoria’s Coroners Court
A member of the Victorian Bar for over two decades has been declared the new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. ...
17 Oct 2018
Review underway on state’s contempt of court laws
The state of Victoria will examine its contempt of court laws as part of a review which will consider whether they should be “modernised to enhance...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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) ...