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4 Jun 2004
It’s a small law world, after all
A SELECTION of independent law firms across the world has found an alternative to full integration and shared names. Instead, they have formed their o...
4 Jun 2004
Lawyers reject new security laws
SUSPECTS ACCUSED of Commonwealth offences involving classified information will be denied the right to choose their own lawyer under new laws introduc...
4 Jun 2004
Super sweetener but no cake
The Federal Government is proposing to plug any legal loopholes that would allow gay marriages in Australia, at the same time unveiling plans to amen...
4 Jun 2004
APLA takes NSW Gov to court
AS LAWYERS WEEKLY was going to press, the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association (APLA), national law firm Maurice Blackburn Cashman and NSW solicit...
4 Jun 2004
Experience in the law
New educational opportunities and more enlightened attitudes towards those who come late to the legal profession, according to the Later Lawyers Netw...
4 Jun 2004
THE FEDERAL Government’s plan to terminate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and tender out a limited range of legal assistan...
28 May 2004
Indigenous communities take justice initiative
QUEENSLAND’S ABORIGINAL community of Wujal Wujal last week celebrated the sitting of a magistrates court convened by Indigenous JPs.Arguing it was a...
28 May 2004
Law Week comes of age in NSW
LAW WEEK celebrated its 21st year last week. The annual event, which aims to improve public access to law, has grown to include hundreds of local even...
28 May 2004
Law and justice budget announced
INITIATIVES IN the Attorney-General and Justice and Customs portfolio will see an additional $1.621 billion spent over five years.This “substant...
28 May 2004
Budget is illegal lawyers argue
THE FEDERAL Government’s 2004 Budget, which forecasts a $2.4 billion surplus and offers substantial tax cuts to high-income earners, is illegal unde...
28 May 2004
Legal aid plagued by under funding: NLA
NATIONAL LEGAL Aid is following the lead of the legal profession and calling for the Commonwealth Government to increase its funding. The alternative,...
28 May 2004
Qld’s national profession fired up
AS AUSTRALIA prepares itself for a truly national profession, the countdown for which seems to be taking its time, Queensland’s State Parliament has...
28 May 2004
Young lawyers shun pay
LAW FIRMS that suppose big pay packets will keep their young lawyers from looking elsewhere have been proven wrong. Young legal practitioners want sat...
28 May 2004
POWs, suspected terrorists and the legal battleground
Claims that US political or military authorities approved the abuse of Guantanamo Bay detainees and Iraqi POWs are raising uncomfortable legal questi...
28 May 2004
Not tired of reforms: Ruddock
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General Philip Ruddock last week ruled out any suggestion that he was suffering from “reform fatigue” and linked main...
21 May 2004
Hopeless case bringers warned
AS PART of a $34.2 million funding announcement by the Federal Government last week, which is intended to clear the backlog of immigration cases, lawy...
21 May 2004
A SERIES of lunchtime talks took place in Sydney this week as part of National Law Week. Organised by the Law Society of NSW and held at the Sydney Me...
21 May 2004
120 years for Queensland firm
QUEENSLAND LAW firm MacDonnells Solicitors this month celebrated 120 years of practice.The grandson of S F Milford, Queensland’s first Supreme Court...
21 May 2004
A Clayton Utz alternative to takeovers
COMPANIES DO not necessarily have to settle for takeovers and fire sales, according to Clayton Utz. Referring to what it called “a miraculous sa...
21 May 2004
Judges’ pay increase should come now: Vic Bar
THE VICTORIAN Government’s apparent confidence in its judges and magistrates, after they won a pay rise that will bring them in line with their fede...
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