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6 May 2005
SOX may force banks to go private
THE IMPACT of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) could force smaller retail financial institutions in the US to sell up or go private, a new study has warne...
6 May 2005
Clifford Chance awarded best Asian funds firm
CLIFFORD CHANCE has been named the Best Funds Law Firm at the FinanceAsia/ AsianInvestor Magazine 2005 Achievement Awards. The awards reward innovativ...
6 May 2005
OHS reform blueprint no tea party: unions
THE AUSTRALIAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry last week angered workers unions in announcing its blueprint on occupational health and safety laws, t...
6 May 2005
Law week approaches Victoria
A WEEK LONG event to promote greater community understanding of the law will take place in Melbourne and regional Victoria this month. Organisers hope...
6 May 2005
NSW tort reforms go on trial
REFORMS TO personal injury compensation legislation had not had the desired effect of reducing premiums and disadvantaged many individuals and communi...
6 May 2005
Nathan to depart Bakers
IN WHAT COULD be labelled the most significant partner move of the year, Baker & McKenzie’s national managing partner, David Nathan, has announc...
2 May 2005
Law firm rankings revealed
IN AN unprecedented move, the rankings held by firms nominated in the 2005 Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards are able to be seen live at the BigPulse v...
29 Apr 2005
Western Australia legal aid tenders finalised
THE ABORIGINAL Legal Service of Western Australia has won tender to provide legal services for indigenous people in Western Australia.Federal Attorney...
29 Apr 2005
Get serious on reputation, Lloyd’s chief warns
REPUTATION RISK must be taken seriously as a part of good corporate governance if the financial services sector is to regain trust after a series of d...
29 Apr 2005
Talbot & Olivier rebrands
THE NAME Talbot & Olivier Lawyers is no more, as it were. An announcement last week revealed the firm has rebranded itself as Talbot Olivier Lawye...
29 Apr 2005
A GADENS Lawyers partner is lobbying to have the law changed so that new home buyers are not burdened with further costs under a new GST law that can ...
29 Apr 2005
China’s doors open to our lawyers
FREE TRADE negotiations between Australia and China could see Australian lawyers practising Chinese law, and Australian firms with Chinese offices obt...
29 Apr 2005
AG’s Asia trip for legal upshot
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General hopes to further develop Australia’s links with South-East Asia in law and legal services in a week-long trip to Indone...
29 Apr 2005
Dwyer new magistrate
DAMIEN DWYER was appointed as a new Queensland magistrate last week. He was appointed to the Cairns Magistrates Court, one of Queensland’s busiest, ...
29 Apr 2005
Clayton Utz behind a winner
CLAYTON UTZ was last week proud to announce that its role in the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) has assisted Queensland Consum...
29 Apr 2005
Do more to attract lawyers: experts
A NEWLY released legal forecast suggests that law firms are not very innovative in their recruitment strategies and need to find a point of difference...
22 Apr 2005
Human rights on Victorian agenda
STRONGER DEMOCRATIC institutions would result from the human rights process underway in Victoria, Attorney-General Rob Hulls said.A Human Rights Consu...
22 Apr 2005
Basel II approach to credit risk released
THE AUSTRALIAN Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released the first of a series of discussion papers on the implementation of the new Basel I...
22 Apr 2005
Educating the law graduate product
As our legal educational institutions are affected by economic factors, so the study of law changes. But, as we abandon certain forms of legal traini...
22 Apr 2005
Farewell to summer daze
Some say a law degree is the new arts degree, but should they actually want to practise law, law students will increasingly have to give up their sum...
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