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25 Apr 2018
Lawyer tangled in former cabinet minister scandal struck off
The Queensland lawyer who once bribed a former state government minister has had his request to remain on the solicitors’ roll denied. ...
Brian Salter
24 Apr 2018
AMP GC benched pending KWM review
AMP Group general counsel and former Clayton Utz partner Brian Salter has stood aside ahead of King & Wood Mallesons’ review of governance issue...
AMP
24 Apr 2018
Slater and Gordon circles AMP
Slater and Gordon is considering a shareholder class action against AMP with global backing, following a similar bid by Quinn Emanuel and Burford. ...
24 Apr 2018
Global litigation heavies back AMP class action
Two major international litigation players are circling Australian financial giant AMP for a potential shareholder class action suit in the wake of sc...
24 Apr 2018
Political titans in conversation: Hillary Rodham Clinton with Julia Gillard
Australia will play host to a special in-conversation event next month, as former prime minister Julia Gillard is joined on stage by the woman who nea...
24 Apr 2018
Lawyers’ salary increases at 4-year low
A new report shows a look into remuneration in the legal profession, revealing a four-year low in salary increases. ...
23 Apr 2018
Clayton Utz rejects AMP collusion allegations
Clayton Utz chief executive partner Rob Cutler has hit back at accusations that the firm was influenced by its client AMP in producing an independent...
23 Apr 2018
Gender imbalance still a thing for law firm partner salaries
The gender pay gap still exists and, according to the latest Acritas survey findings, men receive 27 per cent more than their female counterparts for ...
23 Apr 2018
Corrs’ collaboration to bolster law students with AI skills
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced a pro bono collaboration with the University of Western Australia, which aims to help prepare law students for ...
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 ...
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. ...
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Apr 19 2018
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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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Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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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...