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25 Jun 2018
UQ’s research project to bolster law student opportunities
Legal researchers from the University of Queensland are set to unveil a new project which will help create greater opportunities for students. ...
CBA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
25 Jun 2018
Lawyer appointed Commonwealth Bank deputy CEO
A former Allens partner and corporate counsel has been named deputy chief executive of Australia’s largest bank. ...
Questions, critical
25 Jun 2018
Family lawyers critical of sperm harvesting decision
Family practitioners from across the country are questioning both the legal and moral implications of informed consent, stemming from last week’s Su...
25 Jun 2018
Australian barristers unite to support First Nations constitutional ‘voice’
Independent bar associations across Australia have come together for a joint submission pledging support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which...
25 Jun 2018
Griffith Hack appoints new IP principal
National intellectual property firm Griffith Hack has hired Andrew Goatcher as a principal in its law and trademarks group. ...
25 Jun 2018
InfraRed buys 40% stake in wind farm from Macquarie
InfraRed Capital Partners has been advised by King & Wood Mallesons on its acquisition of a 40 per cent equity stake in a Victorian-based greenfie...
25 Jun 2018
Compensation lawyer flags ‘unfair demonizing’ of elderly drivers
A Gold Coast compensation lawyer has condemned revived discussion on whether the elderly should be legally forced off the road as part of a safety me...
22 Jun 2018
Podcast: The politics and people of Australia’s refugee problem
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by RACS executive director partner Tanya Jackson-Vaughan.  ...
22 Jun 2018
Professional bodies ‘failing’ to step up on sexual harassment
In the wake of the announcement of a national workplace sexual harassment inquiry, one HR consultant says the legal services commissions and law socie...
22 Jun 2018
Landmark Qld sperm harvesting case raises precedent questions
The Supreme Court of Queensland has found that the partner of a deceased man had a right to possession of his sperm, removed 48 hours after his death,...
22 Jun 2018
‘Historic’ step for abuse survivors: LCA
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the official passage of Commonwealth legislation that will allow for the establishment of a national redress...
22 Jun 2018
Industrial relations commissioner appointed to WA Supreme Court bench
Western Australia has announced that a new judge will join the Supreme Court bench following the retirement of Justice John Chaney. ...
22 Jun 2018
HBA hires new head of medical malpractice and health law
National insurance law firm HBA Legal has appointed a medical negligence and professional indemnity expert to lead its Perth-based medical malpractice...
21 Jun 2018
New labelling laws draw ire of Aussie food producers, expert says
Australian producers are complaining that the roll out of a new food labelling regime on 1 July will only confuse consumers and hurt local businesses,...
21 Jun 2018
‘Sign-on bonuses’ ramping up in firms’ attraction strategy
As competition continues to climb in the Australian legal market, more firms are offering up new incentives to nab lateral talent, according to the di...
21 Jun 2018
Firm completes 7th international expansion in 2 years
A firm with a distinct Aussie presence has revealed it has completed its seventh international expansion in two years by entering into a “co-operati...
21 Jun 2018
Vic Law Reform Commission backs class action contingency fees
The Victorian Law Reform Commission has called for lawyers to be allowed to charge a percentage of the settlement in successful class actions, as part...
21 Jun 2018
National inquiry to target sexual harassment at work
The Australian Human Rights Commission yesterday launched what it is heralding as a world-first national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workpla...
21 Jun 2018
New push to increase arbitration work for Aus barristers
The Australian Bar Association (ABA) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb) have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to a...
21 Jun 2018
Prominent fintech provider advised on $18.5m raise
Technology-enabled fintech company Brighte Capital has been advised on a fundraising drive to a range of high-net-worth investors. ...
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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...
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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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Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and...
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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...