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5 Mar 2019
Start-ups suffering low confidence and high regulation
Australia’s regulation model has done “little to instil confidence in start-ups and emerging growth companies” in the midst of so much disruptio...
Corporate Counsel Summit 2019
5 Mar 2019
Corporate Counsel Summit to assist with CPD requirements
Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Corporate Counsel Summit has been updated to give legal professionals the opportunity to obtain their CPD points before t...
Kate Marshall KPMG
5 Mar 2019
AI and informed consent a balancing act
Every business is dealing with artificial intelligence in one way or another, and informed consent needs to be looked at carefully by anyone wanting t...
5 Mar 2019
Director selection an issue post-banking RC
Trustee boards should be reviewing their policies around director selection, especially since passage of the recent Treasury Laws amendment, according...
5 Mar 2019
Proactive compliance tools even more essential post-banking RC
The banking royal commission has highlighted the need for Australian institutions to ensure they have greater processes in place to proactively identi...
5 Mar 2019
Microsoft’s assistant GC reveals big legal ops wins
The assistant general counsel - legal business, operations and strategy at Microsoft Corporation shared how having a legal operations function has pai...
5 Mar 2019
What are Aus businesses most worried about in 2019?
New research has uncovered the top issues that Australian chief legal officers expect their legal departments, and the businesses within which they si...
5 Mar 2019
The benefits to in-house counsel in briefing barristers
In a recent Lawyers Weekly podcast, Australian Bar Association president Jennifer Batrouney QC argued that there are many advantages in directly brief...
5 Mar 2019
High-profile barrister announces MP intention
A high-profile barrister has announced his intention to take on the major parties and deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg by running for election in...
5 Mar 2019
Time-based billing helps firms be more profitable
Despite movement away from billable hours from segments of the legal profession, new research has indicated that law firms that bill at least half of ...
5 Mar 2019
HSF warns of challenging IPO climate in 2019
Issuers and investors will continue to be challenged by “volatile” market conditions in IPO activity as 2019 progresses, before the emergence of l...
5 Mar 2019
Millennials soon to make up half of NZ’s practising lawyers
New data from the New Zealand Law Society shows that legal professionals from the Millennial generation will be a majority demographic among the natio...
5 Mar 2019
TurksLegal boosts general insurance team
TurksLegal is expanding its general insurance capabilities, having made a number of appointments to the team across its Sydney and Melbourne offices i...
5 Mar 2019
The ‘year of the pre-nup’ is upon us, says family lawyer
With heightened media attention on pre-nups, a Brisbane-based family lawyer has flagged 2019 as the year where such agreements will go into overdrive...
4 Mar 2019
Innovation and gender equality on 2019 agenda for CPD provider
A premium provider of continuing professional development has offered a glimpse into the bespoke content lawyers can expect when obtaining their point...
4 Mar 2019
Lifelong learning essential for lawyers
The Law Society of NSW has prompted lawyers to acquire their CPD points, noting that the case for continuous upskilling is crucial in today’s market...
4 Mar 2019
The big wins and benefits of regular training revealed
One of Australia’s first online CPD providers has highlighted the gains lawyers can expect to see by bolstering their skills with the help of intera...
4 Mar 2019
Q&A: How to attack your own anxiety
With the pressure on to obtain CPD points before 31 March, many lawyers may be feeling overwhelmed. In this interview, British author Kevin Mullin d...
4 Mar 2019
Full Fed Court affirms litigation funding legitimacy
Common fund orders are legal and not unconstitutional, as decided in a Federal Court appeal by Westpac against an 85,000-strong customer class action....
4 Mar 2019
WA to join Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme
The Attorney-General of Western Australia, John Quigley MLA, has announced that the western state will adopt the Legal Profession Uniform Law, moving ...
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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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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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Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Ray...
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Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Finan...
Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...