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4 Mar 2019
‘Clarion call’ should seek stronger sexual harassment laws
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights commissioner is calling for a stronger legal framework to deal with sexual harassment complaints, aft...
4 Mar 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. ...
High Court
1 Mar 2019
Lawyer X identity confirmed
The barrister at the centre of the Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has been publicly identified, after orders made...
1 Mar 2019
Podcast: The ALRC Class Actions report, from a defendant’s perspective
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Herbert Smith Freehills partner, Jason Betts. ...
1 Mar 2019
Multinational nabs vast majority of Aussie firm in bid to build out local scope
A multinational law firm has taken a team of 23 lawyers – including seven principal lawyers – and support staff from a Melbourne-based boutique,...
1 Mar 2019
Tech enabled regulation may improve consumer trust
It’s naïve to suggest the trust deficit that has occurred with financial service providers and consumers would not extend to other traditional indu...
1 Mar 2019
Optimism abound despite lull in local legal needs
Firms that rely on transactional services may see a pause in engagement as local businesses look ahead to a possible change of government at the upcom...
1 Mar 2019
Qld lawyers respond to passing of Human Rights Act
Member associations and advocacy groups have welcomed the looming Human Rights Act in Queensland, after the bill for its enactment passed the state...
1 Mar 2019
Arena REIT buys into SA disability housing
Arena REIT, a real estate investment trust company, has acquired three specialist disability housing properties in Adelaide. ...
1 Mar 2019
New Local Courts in Northern Rivers, Hunter regions will ‘relieve pressure’
The appointment of new NSW Local Court Circuits in Grafton, in the Northern Rivers and Muswellbrook, in the Hunter region, will relieve pressure and a...
28 Feb 2019
Pell’s barrister offers apology for court comments
In a public statement, Robert Richter QC – who is representing Cardinal George Pell in criminal proceedings in Victorian County Court – apologised...
28 Feb 2019
Family lawyer fined, reprimanded for misappropriation of trust monies
A Sydney-based family law practitioner has been reprimanded, fined $10,000, and ordered to successfully complete a Practice Management – Sole Practi...
28 Feb 2019
DWF merges with loss adjuster in adjacent services push
DWF’s Australian team has expanded its connected services division through a merger with a loss adjuster, in a move it said will enable the provisio...
28 Feb 2019
Labor proposes new bank levy to fund financial rights lawyers
The Australian Labor Party has announced that it will introduce a new levy on ASX100-listed banks to hire more financial rights lawyers and financial ...
28 Feb 2019
New initiative to support victims and witnesses of crime
In response to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the federal government has announced ...
28 Feb 2019
Lack of diversity persists in Aussie workplaces
A new survey has indicated that the majority of Australian professionals still feel as though there are unfair barriers to career progression due to e...
28 Feb 2019
Global fashion powerhouse snaps up local partner
The owner of a number of high fashion brands is increasing its monopoly, acquiring its own distribution joint venture partner in the Australian-Oceana...
27 Feb 2019
Sydney solicitor convicted of drug offences removed from the roll
In a Court of Appeal case described by a presiding justice as one that “bears the hallmarks of tragedy”, a Sydney-based solicitor has been removed...
27 Feb 2019
Mergers slowed by regulation hurdles
The Australian merger regulatory landscape for parties to international transactions is becoming increasingly complex and burdensome, according to an ...
27 Feb 2019
Former ATO veteran Michael Cranston joins law firm
Mr Cranston, who two weeks ago was found not guilty of misusing his position to benefit his son, has joined Waterhouse Lawyers as a tax consultant. ...
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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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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
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Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...