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14 Oct 2005
Judicial sanction a quandary: Gleeson
The judiciary faces “a predictable area of future tension” in its relationship with the executive and legislative arms of government in li...
14 Oct 2005
An entertaining quarter century
TRESSCOX LAWYERS has consolidated its position as the largest specialist entertainment law practice in the country with the appointment of a partner ...
14 Oct 2005
Labor welcomes human rights campaign
SHADOW FEDERAL Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has welcomed the launch last week of a draft Human Rights Bill by online magazine New Matilda, saying it ...
14 Oct 2005
Hulls adds final touches to lawyers’ Act
THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT last week made the final major appointments before the state’s Legal Profession Act 2004 commences in December.Attorney-Gen...
14 Oct 2005
IR reforms equal legal work
AS WORKERS, unions and employers rush to sort through the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations changes, lawyers across the country sho...
14 Oct 2005
Hicks commission unfit to deliver justice: Law Council
Hicks commission unfit to deliver justice: Law CouncilTHE LAW Council of Australia has blasted a decision by the United States to press ahead with mi...
7 Oct 2005
Courts of the future witnessed in Paris
AS SOME OF Australia’s leading judges return from a week-long conference in Paris, criticised by some commentators as being a holiday at taxpayers...
7 Oct 2005
Depression widespread, firms admit
LAWYERS ACROSS Australia will next week wear blue to mark mental health day, acknowledging that the profession has not escaped the “devastating ...
7 Oct 2005
Sole women in NSW silk appointments
ONLY ONE of the 17 new senior counsel announced by the NSW Bar Association is a woman, it has been revealed. Lucy McCallum, a barrister at the HIH and...
7 Oct 2005
Firm urges caution on visas
EMPLOYERS SPONSORING foreigners to work for them in Australia are exposing their businesses to risks with potentially catastrophic financial consequen...
7 Oct 2005
Advantage, Gadens
HEAD PARTNER OF Gadens Lawyers’ Sydney property group, Steve Healy has been appointed as deputy chairman of Tennis New South Wales.The appointment w...
7 Oct 2005
Allens gets gong in Hong Kong
ALLENS ARTHUR ROBINSON (AAR) has added to its list of accolades with the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2005 for Hong Kong, in rec...
7 Oct 2005
Profession slams terror laws
THE PEAK BODY representing the Australian legal profession has slammed state and territory leaders for placing politics and self-interest ahead of the...
7 Oct 2005
Ebsworth’s interior adventure
IF A CHANGE is as good as a holiday, the team at Ebsworth & Ebsworth should be feeling rejuvenated and up to the staunchest of challenges as they sett...
30 Sep 2005
AML draft next month, phased rollout expected
THE FEDERAL Government will release an exposure draft on anti-money laundering reform next month, but it may miss a key deadline. A spokesperson for S...
30 Sep 2005
Expert guidance not a sin
WHEN INSTRUCTING expert witnesses solicitors have to draw a fine line between ensuring the expert’s evidence is coherent and admissible in court and...
30 Sep 2005
Tresscox boost for UTS student
A FINAL YEAR law student from the University of Technology in Sydney has expressed her appreciation at winning a prestigious national scholarship from...
30 Sep 2005
Speak and squeak and squawk for the animals
ALL CREATURES great and small took centre stage at an animal law workshop last weekend for practising lawyers and law students. In the first national ...
30 Sep 2005
Law Council applauds Spigelman on tort speech
CHIEF JUSTICE of New South Wales, James Spigelman, is on the right track in his comments that the tide of tort reform changes must be turned back for ...
30 Sep 2005
Don’t point blame after court review: Law Society
A NEW AUDIT report into law courts in the Australian Capital Territory has spurred the Territory’s Law Society president to ask participants not to ...
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