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21 Nov 2018
Vic Bar rejects proposed publishing of ‘performance data’
The Victorian Bar has condemned the state opposition’s proposal to publish data about the performance and productivity of local judges and magistrat...
Family law
21 Nov 2018
Family law amendments to impact de factos
A Brisbane family lawyer says recent changes to the Family Law Act will spark significant changes to de facto property settlements in Australia. ...
Jail cell
21 Nov 2018
Victorian jail set to expand
Allens has advised The GEO Group Australia on the expansion of Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre. ...
20 Nov 2018
Corporate misconduct requires ball tampering-style consequences
The widespread misconduct uncovered by the banking royal commission and other recent scandals begs the question: why haven’t boards and executives o...
20 Nov 2018
Australian Bar calls for immediate transfer of asylum seekers from Nauru
The lead representative body for barristers across the country, the Australian Bar Association, has echoed the calls of the nation’s medical communi...
20 Nov 2018
‘Financial blind spots’ rife in legal teams
A new report has shown that the majority of legal teams lack understanding about their spending, leaving themselves vulnerable. ...
20 Nov 2018
In-house lawyers urged to pay close attention to extraterritorial GDPR disputes
In-house counsel advising companies of all sizes should be paying “very close attention” to disputes surrounding GDPR enforcement and legal limita...
20 Nov 2018
Legal counsel ‘uniquely placed’ for data strategy
Organisations need to invest their time and money into creating new mechanisms to ensure data exploitation programs are well-governed, transparent and...
20 Nov 2018
What can lawyers learn from famed cave diver Dr Richard Harris?
Speaking exclusively to Lawyers Weekly at the Australian Bar Association and NSW Bar Association Conference this past weekend, Dr Richard Harris offer...
20 Nov 2018
Reforms clearing NSW District Court backlog
Reforms implemented to “tackle delays” in the NSW District Court over 2016 and 2017 have successfully and “significantly” increased trial fina...
20 Nov 2018
Keypoint Law appoints 2 new principals
Keypoint Law has named two new consulting principals in its Sydney office, expanding its corporate, capital markets and funds management knowledge in ...
20 Nov 2018
Commonwealth Bank raising more than $1bn
Allens is advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its offer of capital notes to raise funds to align with regulations, maintain diversity and fund ...
19 Nov 2018
National insurance firm poaches liability team
A national specialist insurance firm has poached five people from a rival specialist insurance and commercial dispute resolution practice, in what it ...
19 Nov 2018
What did we learn about general counsel in 2018?
The pointy end of in-house practice has changed a lot over the past couple of years, writes Sue-Ella Prodonovich. ...
19 Nov 2018
Australian Bar welcomes new president
The Australian Bar Association welcomed the election of its new president, Jennifer Batrouney QC, who will serve for the 2018–19 year, representing ...
19 Nov 2018
ASIC commences civil proceedings against Dentons’ chair of partners
ASIC has commenced Federal Court action against the former directors of Tennis Australia, with global law firm Dentons' Australian regional CEO in the...
19 Nov 2018
‘They are not in detention’, says former A-G re kids on Nauru
Speaking over the weekend at the Australian Bar Association and NSW Bar Association National Conference, former federal attorney-general Philip Ruddoc...
19 Nov 2018
Signing your name in the modern legal landscape
While the ways we sign documents are evolving, the fundamental principles for penning that signature remain the same, according to a Sydney-based part...
19 Nov 2018
Energy efficiency review to build on 6 years of success
A draft report has been released on Australia’s appliance energy efficiency legislation, containing recommendations to improve the effectiveness of ...
19 Nov 2018
60% say existing regulation not sufficient to address AI issues
New research from a global law firm has shone a light on the need for the regulatory space to urgently address concerns held by those in professional ...
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