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13 Apr 2006
Thomson Playford’s growth leaves Adelaide behind
ADELAIDE-BASED Thomson Playford’s merger with Sydney firm Cowley Hearne, announced last week, represents a major phase in the firm’s growth strate...
13 Apr 2006
Law firm merger to defend workers’ rights
AN EXPECTED surge in workplace related disputes has led national law firm Slater & Gordon to merge with a workers’ compensation and labour law f...
13 Apr 2006
AWB: Corporate culture on trial
A PREVIOUSLY unused Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 2005 clause on corporate culture could be called on following the Cole Inquiry’s investigation in...
13 Apr 2006
Phillips Fox forges western link
LEGAL GIANT Phillips Fox opened a fully integrated office in Perth last week. For almost seven years the firm operated in Western Australia as a franc...
13 Apr 2006
Going with the growth in China
FURTHER PROOF of the ever-strengthening market in Hong Kong and China was given in the appointment of four senior lawyers to Jones Day’s regional me...
13 Apr 2006
Regulatory relief in sight for lawyers
THE FEDERAL Government’s “package of ideas” designed to reduce Australia’s regulatory and compliance burden, released last week, will ...
13 Apr 2006
Get it in writing: New South Wales barristers and solicitors
THE LAW Society of NSW wants you — if you are a professional technical writer willing and able to develop and write the second edition of Workin...
10 Apr 2006
Profession applauds Bill of Rights review
THE NEW South Wales legal profession has welcomed the decision of the state Attorney General to put a charter of rights on the agenda for discussion. ...
10 Apr 2006
IPO figures not a sign for year ahead
COMPARED TO last year, it has been a flat one for transactional lawyers so far this year, with a combined capital raising of only a fraction of that r...
10 Apr 2006
Australian firm wins international IP accolade
AN AUSTRALIAN law firm stood out last week at the inaugural Managing Intellectual Property Global awards ceremony in London.Davis Collison Cave said i...
10 Apr 2006
Women come out on top in Golden Gavel
A YOUNG Commonwealth DPP crushed her all male opposition in last week’s Golden Gavel Public Speaking Competition in her speech entitled ‘I’m to ...
10 Apr 2006
Veterans still working it in law firms
WHILE THE talent shortage has spurred organisations into ensuring they cater to the flexible working needs of the Y Generation, a recruitment firm has...
10 Apr 2006
Sparke unveils new offices
THERE WILL be room for growth in the new Kent Street offices that Sparke Helmore now calls its Sydney home, the firm says.Formerly of 2 Park Street, S...
10 Apr 2006
Stanhope stands up for animal rights
NEW ANIMAL welfare laws that will enable the government to respond to serious incidents of animal cruelty have been introduced into the ACT Legislativ...
10 Apr 2006
Legal aid leap forward in NZ
NZ DEFENCE LAWYERS awaiting action on the issue of raising legal aid remuneration rates may soon see the introduction of provisions for a regular rate...
10 Apr 2006
Singapore free trade rules to be relaxed
A STEP in the right direction, but not far enough is how proposed relaxations to rules governinglaw firms wishing to establish a presence in Singapore...
3 Apr 2006
Publisher moves into tax market
LexisNexis Australia has announced the introduction of five tax products to its catalogue. The new products are to operate on a transactional basis, m...
3 Apr 2006
Firm sponsors ‘The Dreyfus Affair’
LAW FIRM Arnold Bloch Leibler will help bring the story of the notorious Dreyfus Affair to Australia in an exhibition of original material, newspaper ...
3 Apr 2006
New legal regulators finally announced
THOUGH OCCURRING somewhat later than expected, Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls this month launched two new bodies responsible for regulating the ...
3 Apr 2006
Tasman union back on agenda
THE DIFFERENCES between the laws of Australia and New Zealand were the subject of a public hearing last week after the federal Attorney-General called...
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