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12 Jan 2005
Lawyers Weekly top 5 tips: Keeping women in the law
IF STATISTICS are correct and your firm is being flooded with female bright young things as they graduate, but is finding their numbers dissipate furt...
12 Jan 2005
Energy boost for Gadens
GADENS LAWYERS late last year pulled off a major recruitment coup that marks the start of a plan to further expand the firm’s energy and resources p...
12 Jan 2005
Clerkship success via “radical” methods
A UNIQUE approach to hiring has seen Gadens Lawyers achieve a 100 per cent acceptance rate with the firm’s Sydney summer clerkship program for the t...
12 Jan 2005
Legal inquiry to divulge evidence ‘mess’
FORMING A united front, Australia’s state law reform commissions have launched what is being touted as the most significant legal inquiry ever condu...
12 Jan 2005
Thomson Playford digs for national ground
DECISION MAKERS behind Brett Goodridge’s appointment to the position of chief executive of commercial law firm Thomson Playford hope he will help pl...
12 Jan 2005
Legislation to ease ACT lawyers’ court work
LAWYERS WILL find the job of searching for court rules and consulting common annotations and case notes in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) easi...
12 Jan 2005
Trust to lift Aboriginal numbers at the Bar
A NEW TRUST aimed at lifting Aboriginal numbers at the Bar should be able to chip away at the “traditional mistrust” that Aboriginal peopl...
12 Jan 2005
Burnside grabs human rights award
PROMINENT HUMAN rights campaigner Julian Burnside QC has been awarded the 2004 Human Rights Law Award for his contributions towards protecting the hum...
12 Jan 2005
New NSW president defends legal fees
LEGAL COSTS do not equal legal fees, according to the new president of the Law Society of New South Wales, John McIntyre. McIntyre is keen to increase...
17 Dec 2004
Election result brings great expectations in 2005
WITH ITS new Senate stronghold, the Commonwealth Government is expected to pass a number of reforms that will likely affect the amount of work availab...
14 Dec 2004
QCs under the spotlight
THE APPOINTMENT of Queen’s Counsel is being closely watched in England and Wales as the Bar Council and Law Society last week agreed to reform the p...
14 Dec 2004
APRAG calls for arbitration boost
fast growing economic development in Australia and Asia must be supported by a strong services sector, particularly in dispute resolution services, th...
14 Dec 2004
A-G calls for ban on document destruction
DESTROYING DISCOVERABLE documents could land lawyers and corporations in jail if Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls is able to gain support for his ...
14 Dec 2004
Qld’s profession sees new regulatory stage
QUEENSLAND’S LAWYERS have been alerted to a key stage in development of the state government’s new complaints and discipline regime for the legal ...
14 Dec 2004
Lawyers battle it out in Melbourne
CHOOSING BETWEEN a run twice around the Pan, or a walk once around, 800 members of the legal profession turned up for the Law Institute of Victoria Le...
14 Dec 2004
Best practice in family law fixed
THE WIZENED and senior have imparted their knowledge on how best to practise family law in new guidelines released last week by the federal Attorney-G...
14 Dec 2004
Internal control failures drive fraud
LAX INTERNAL control frameworks and a lack of awareness are allowing corporate fraud to flourish in Australia and NZ, according to a recent study.Inte...
14 Dec 2004
Solicitors do the right thing: Law Society
THE FALLING number of complaints against solicitors investigated by the Law Society of New South Wales can be attributed to its keeping the profession...
14 Dec 2004
Judges be cool in times of temper: Kirby
IN THE light of talk about “parliamentary sovereignty” in Australia and New Zealand, an Australian High Court judge has pulled the judicia...
3 Dec 2004
Women in law are off the agenda: Summers
THE “PRECIOUS LITTLE” power that women have in this country is not much greater in the legal profession, journalist, author and speaker on...
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