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5 Jul 2019
GC law firm relocates to meet growing client demand
A Gold Coast law firm has moved to a new location as part of a long-term plan to better service an expanding number of clients. ...
SA Law Society office
5 Jul 2019
Government rejection of CTP scheme recommendations ‘bitterly disappointing’
The Law Society of South Australia is disappointed that several recommendations into the Social Development Committee’s review of the CTP scheme hav...
Coleman Greig Lawyers
4 Jul 2019
Western Sydney firm flags FY employment law changes
Western Sydney’s Coleman Greig Lawyers has flagged a number of changes to employment law currently effective for the 2019–20 financial year. ...
4 Jul 2019
KWM elevates 45 to senior roles in Australia
Global firm King & Wood Mallesons has elevated 12 lawyers to special counsel and 33 to senior associate across its Australian offices, effective f...
4 Jul 2019
‘Extensive interaction’ between Gobbo and Vic Police to impact gangland case reassessments
The first six months into the Lawyer X royal commission has wrapped up, with commissioner Margaret McMurdo shining a light on the difficulties still t...
4 Jul 2019
Firms’ failure sees support staff falling behind
A survey has found that a lack of appropriate processes for support staff in firms is leading to a backlog of work, causing a knock-on effect that di...
4 Jul 2019
KWM adds 9 to Aussie partnership
King & Wood Mallesons has promoted nine of its Australian lawyers to the partnership. ...
3 Jul 2019
Solicitor charged over alleged commercial supply of ice
A New South Wales-based solicitor is one of three people who were today charged over an alleged commercial drug supply and participation in a criminal...
3 Jul 2019
Gold Coast solicitor struck off for taking $1m from client
A Queensland-based practitioner has been removed from the roll for multiple findings of professional misconduct, including the taking of in excess of ...
3 Jul 2019
Firm proclaims ‘Australia’s largest independent by fee earner’ title after 83 promos
An independent law firm has announced 83 senior appointments, and now considers itself the largest Australian independent firm by fee earner as a resu...
3 Jul 2019
Lawyers’ open letter backs press freedom
A number of Australian lawyers have banded together to voice concern over the recent AFP raids on journalism and the media in an open letter to the At...
3 Jul 2019
When can a partner be expelled for financial underperformance?
Post-EOFY, law firms are looking at who has delivered and who hasn’t, creating a reflective environment whereby financial performance by those at th...
3 Jul 2019
Leaders in law cannot ‘play small targets’ with sex harassment
Any person charged with a leadership role in Australia’s legal profession must be “restless and concerned” with ensuring that rates of sexual ha...
3 Jul 2019
Victorian wheel maker issues notes
A Victorian wheel manufacturing company is preparing for its initial public offering with a convertible notes issuance. ...
3 Jul 2019
Health practitioners warned against breaching informed consent laws
The Law Institute of Victoria has warned state health practitioners in aged care facilities against administering prescription pharmaceuticals without...
3 Jul 2019
SUNCORPORATION advised on $US110m shares issuance
Global firm Baker McKenzie has advised Japan-based mobile data solutions and game content company SUNCORPORATION on its Israeli subsidiary’s issuanc...
2 Jul 2019
Why in-house lawyers are well placed to transition to private practice
Legal practitioners making the move from in-house to law firms will be able to offer a broader skill set, improving their client service delivery, acc...
2 Jul 2019
What’s the most popular way for legal teams to charge law firms?
New research has uncovered the various fee structures offered and implemented by in-house legal teams when it comes to working with law firms, and the...
2 Jul 2019
How to get into litigious roles in-house
A rise in the number of class actions, and an increasing focus on litigation from regulators, presents opportunities for practitioners to move into a ...
2 Jul 2019
Corporations Act to better protect whistleblowers
Stronger protections for whistleblowers reporting misconduct about companies and company officers have kicked in this week. ...
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