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26 Apr 2019
Barristers have the forensic skills to succeed in politics
In the second half of Lawyers Weekly’s conversation with Fiona McLeod SC, she explains why those from the bar possess the skills and experience nece...
pwc Mark Pistilli
26 Apr 2019
Big 4 lawyer spotlights ENR sector
With the energy and resources markets facing disruption and change, a number of the effects on industry players are not isolated to the sector, accord...
Neil Pathak
26 Apr 2019
Australia’s public M&A producing positive thinking
Australia’s public mergers and acquisitions landscape saw a ‘distinct increase in activity’ in 2018, despite increased regulation and scrutiny, ...
26 Apr 2019
Podcast: How a car accident helped a former lawyer find her purpose
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by lawyer turned meditation coach Kate Cliff. ...
26 Apr 2019
Debut successful for affordable housing corporation
King & Wood Mallesons has advised the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation on its debut fundraising and financing transactions. ...
26 Apr 2019
Weather stations on the way for Western NSW
The NSW Department of Industry has embarked on a joint initiative with the Bureau of Meteorology for the delivery of new radar weather stations to Wes...
26 Apr 2019
QC to become Supreme Court judge
Victoria has made its newest judicial appointment in the Supreme Court. ...
24 Apr 2019
National redress scheme failing victims: report
A joint select committee review into the national institutional child abuse redress scheme has found the initiative is at ‘serious risk’ of not de...
24 Apr 2019
Pressure and profitability: The need for self-care
Focusing on the whole professional – from body and mind to the office and beyond – is incredibly valuable for boutique lawyers juggling profession...
24 Apr 2019
Government departments weigh in on Viagogo judgment
The ACCC and a South Australian government department have weighed in on last week’s Federal Court findings against ticket reseller Viagogo. ...
24 Apr 2019
6 new executive counsel for global firm
A global law firm has made six promotions to the rank of executive counsel in Australia, as part of a global sweep of counsel appointments. ...
23 Apr 2019
Employers warned over performance reviews
Employee performance reviews can push legal boundaries if they adversely affect the reputation of an employee, an employment lawyer has warned, but a ...
23 Apr 2019
Aussie organisations still ill-equipped for hackers
A new report has issued a timely reminder for Australian organisations, showing that almost half aren’t prepared for the “escalating rise” in ha...
23 Apr 2019
APRA launches new enforcement approach
APRA has released details on its future role and approach to enforcement, with the prudential watchdog aiming to be more vigilant and taking on revisi...
23 Apr 2019
McLaren drives BigLaw partnership
Ashurst has been named as the official legal services partner for global sports, luxury automotive and technology brand McLaren Group, with the pair t...
23 Apr 2019
NSW lawyer suspended, has assets frozen pending investigation over ‘expensive new house’
A partner based in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been suspended from legal practice, and has had his assets frozen, pending the outcome of an investi...
23 Apr 2019
NT government commits to youth justice betterment
The Northern Territory government has released a statement noting its commitment to implementation of youth justice initiatives and life outcome enhan...
18 Apr 2019
Podcast: Where we’re at with industrial relations
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Colin Biggers & Paisley partner, Paul O’Halloran. ...
18 Apr 2019
Boutique firm calls out pollies ahead of federal election
Political parties are not fully grasping the reality of hustings now taking place online, as evidenced by a recent Liberal National Party blunder, an ...
18 Apr 2019
‘I’m a problem-solver and a persuader’: McLeod
Speaking from the campaign trail in the Victorian electorate of Higgins, Fiona McLeod SC told Lawyers Weekly how her career at the bar has positioned ...
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Practising Law and Governance in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission
Promoted by Governance Institute of Australia. ANZ’s Head of Legal, Corporate Advisory and Senior ...
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May 15 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court ...
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May 14 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because o...
APPOINTMENTS
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
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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Jun 26 2018
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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May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...
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Apr 16 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...