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18 Feb 2019
Formerly imprisoned Qld partner struck off
A former equity partner at criminal firm Bosscher Lawyers has been struck from the roll of practitioners in Queensland following two findings of profe...
18 Feb 2019
Concerns remain with ‘disjointed, piecemeal’ court merger bills
In the wake of the release of recommendations about the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Courts from the Senate Legal and Constitutio...
Newcastle
18 Feb 2019
NSW sole practitioner reprimanded, fined for professional misconduct
A NSW-based sole practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct for contravening conditions of her practising certificate and failing t...
18 Feb 2019
Vic Bar demands greater clarity around police informants
The Victorian Bar has demanded the public be informed of the personal details of those involved in the Lawyer X scandal for the purposes being conside...
18 Feb 2019
A&O Consulting lands in Australia
Allen & Overy Consulting is coming to Australia, with the appointment of a new partner to head up the “gap in the market” targeted practice. ...
18 Feb 2019
Police airport powers must incorporate individual rights recommendations
Australian airports will be safer, and the rights of individuals better protected, if parliamentary recommendations are applied to the Crime Legislati...
18 Feb 2019
Slater and Gordon investigating 100+ hour doctor weeks
Plaintiff firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a class action into the systematic culture of excessive and unsafe working hours for hospital-based ...
18 Feb 2019
HSF staff to get 10 days per year for innovation projects
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills has introduced a new initiative whereby staff across all of its offices will be allowed up to 10 days per annum to...
15 Feb 2019
Former GC pleads guilty to giving false or misleading information to ASIC
A Queensland lawyer who was accused of lying under oath during an ASIC examination has pleaded guilty to one count of giving false or misleading info...
15 Feb 2019
More legal professionals implicated, Lawyer X to appear before RC
The Victorian police informants royal commission kicked off this morning with a directions hearing, at which both the commissioner and counsel assisti...
15 Feb 2019
ATO warns law firms not to be ‘wilfully blind’
The Australian Taxation Office has set its sights on law firms misusing legal professional privilege to “obfuscate the facts and frustrate investiga...
15 Feb 2019
‘Revenge porn’ now outlawed in Queensland
People convicted of sharing revenge porn images could face up to three years’ imprisonment, following the passage of new laws from the Queensland st...
15 Feb 2019
Legal Aid lawyers more efficient than private users of public funds
Legal Aid’s in-house lawyers are less likely to enter late guilty pleas and more likely to have matters finalised in the local court than their publ...
15 Feb 2019
Debunking cyber fears: How to minimise cyber vulnerability in the practice of law
The pace of development in modern legal practices is a reflection of societal norms, as well as the particular style of the practice owners. In law, ...
15 Feb 2019
First aged care RC hearing calls for quality of life consideration
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has kicked off in Adelaide this week, with the first three days of public hearings now complete...
14 Feb 2019
High Court extends prohibition on disclosure of Lawyer X’s name
The High Court has further extended the prohibition of disclosure, by publication or other means, of the identity of the Melbourne-based barrister at ...
14 Feb 2019
Overcoming stigma of flexible working for men can reap benefits
While there is still a way to go in challenging the notion that men must be the ones to work the traditional full-time schedule and not work flexibly,...
14 Feb 2019
We want names of ‘reprehensible’ police informants: LIV president
The LIV president has called for the release of the names of the lawyers involved in the police informant scandal in anticipation of tomorrow’s dire...
14 Feb 2019
Valentine’s Day not a ‘free pass’ for inappropriate workplace behaviour
The annual Christian celebration of love and romance should not be seen as an opportunity to act with impunity around one’s colleagues. As always, t...
14 Feb 2019
Trial judges should not voice opinions to juries on disputes of fact: High Court
Obiter dicta from the High Court of Australia yesterday made clear that trial judges should avoid commenting on or advising how disputed questions of ...
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