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9 Dec 2005
Legal options for govt to save the whales
AS JAPANESE whaling fleets embark on a tour of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has commissioned legal a...
9 Dec 2005
Pedestal not too high for Freehills’ young
FREEHILLS COULD have awarded its biannual Peter J Perry Fellowship to a senior litigation lawyer, but recipient Leah Watterson says her success is a r...
9 Dec 2005
Law reform lies fallow: Kirby
A HIGH COURT JUDGE has criticised state and federal parliamentary procedure for responding to law reform, saying government needs to smarten up if it ...
9 Dec 2005
Middletons partners take shipping award
A LEGAL PRACTITIONER has for the first time seized an award touted as recognising the defence of Australia’s “hard-hit shipping industry&rdquo...
9 Dec 2005
NSW profession rejects state version of terror laws
THE LAW SOCIETY of New South Wales has snubbed the state based legislation dealing with the Commonwealth’s anti-terror laws. The Society has argued ...
9 Dec 2005
Laws support ESG issues
LEGAL OBLIGATIONS of fund managers to maximise the financial return for beneficiaries do not prevent the consideration of environmental, social and go...
9 Dec 2005
Compliance challenge on
LEGAL PROFESSIONAL bodies say a $50 million jump in the tax debt of barristers and solicitors, following a crackdown by the Australian Taxation Office...
9 Dec 2005
Freehills sticks to client needs in Asia
FREEHILLS MANAGING partner Gavin Bell says Asia holds a lot of promise for large law firms to grow in the face of diminished opportunities in Australi...
9 Dec 2005
Law Council’s final assault
THE LAW Council of Australia placed advertisements in the nation’s major broadsheets on Monday, in a final assault against the Australian Government...
9 Dec 2005
New managing partner for Minters Melbourne
MINTER ELLISON has chosen Mark Green as the new managing partner of its Melbourne office.Currently the head of the firm’s national revenue division...
9 Dec 2005
Law firms gear up for bird flu
Australian corporates and law firms, particularly those with large operations in Asia, are gearing up for a potential avian influenza outbreak, an iss...
2 Dec 2005
New inquiries into experts
THE NSW Attorney-General’s Department is understood to be considering the release of an options paper looking into whether further sanctions for une...
2 Dec 2005
Privacy fears over AML reform
PROPOSED CHANGES to the Financial Transactions Reporting Act (FTR) should not be rushed through prior to the Federal Government’s reform of anti-mon...
2 Dec 2005
‘The wise one from Werriwa’ wins Golden Gavel
LESSONS LEARNED from Mark Latham was the subject of a speech that won one young legal eagle first prize in Australia’s young lawyer speaking competi...
2 Dec 2005
Make a stand for the minority: Kirby
LAWYERS HAVE a special responsibility to protect Australia’s long-held civil liberties in the face of a Government with an unfettered parliamentary ...
2 Dec 2005
Rise of the in-house project contractor
CONTRACT LAWYERING is increasingly becoming an option for professionals wanting to boost their career in the corporate sector, with companies increasi...
2 Dec 2005
Bells ring for Lawyers Weekly
IN ANOTHER successful year at the business publishing world’s Bell Awards, Lawyers Weekly came away with two accolades and was a finalist in several...
2 Dec 2005
Profession led fight to save Van
AS AUSTRALIAN citizen and Victorian resident Nguyen Tuong Van faced execution in Singapore, the legal profession was compelled to appeal to the Presid...
2 Dec 2005
Allens’ run of success
AFTER IMPRESSIVE runs in the recent JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, four of Allens Arthur Robinson’s lawyers will head to New York and represen...
2 Dec 2005
Overhaul federal sentencing: ALRC
THE AUSTRALIAN Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has called for an overhaul of sentencing laws and procedures to reflect the expansion of the federal crimi...
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