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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...
2 Dec 2005
Tasmanian new AILA president
A TASMANIAN LAWYER is the new president of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA).A partner in the Hobart office of law firm Dobson Mitchell ...
2 Dec 2005
Spruiking lawyers
THE QUEENSLAND LAW Society is attempting to break down old fashioned views of solicitors through a major advertising campaign launched today.Law Socie...
2 Dec 2005
Allens partner moves to IAG
LAW FIRM Allens Arthur Robinson has announced that two partners will be relocating to its Shanghai office to replace departing partner Michael Cripps....
28 Nov 2005
Melbourne uni plans US model
A UNIVERSITY of Melbourne strategic 10-year plan could see law studied at graduate level only. In a shift to a study model long followed in the US and...
28 Nov 2005
Tas considers industrial manslaughter law
A CASE in Tasmania has highlighted the need for so-called industrial manslaughter offences to be introduced in the state, which would include jail sen...
28 Nov 2005
Society spots the devil in the WorkChoices detail
THE NSW LAW Society has joined the chorus of condemnation of the federal Government’s workplace reforms, claiming that far from creating a simpler s...
28 Nov 2005
Privilege easily suspended, case reveals
THE VULNERABILITY of legal professional privilege to waiver by courts has been highlighted by a recent case in the Victorian Supreme Court. The case, ...
28 Nov 2005
ABIX News 25 November
Prospects add up as lawyers multiplyThere is an increasing number of lawyers in Australia, and they are working in a wide range of fields. The number...
28 Nov 2005
Not moving, looking
CLAYTON UTZ is not moving from its Sydney offices at One O’Connell Street — at this stage.Managing partner, Sydney, Craig Pudig confirmed las...
28 Nov 2005
Middletons’ ace
MIDDLETONS LAWYERS will be on the ball with television and multi-media broadcasting contracts and global sponsorship deals, following its two-year app...
28 Nov 2005
Courage required: Vic ombudsman
VICTORIA’S DEPARTING legal ombudsman says those heading the new regulators of the state’s legal profession must ensure they really do keep oversig...
28 Nov 2005
Liable, but not covered
THE LACK of an insurance policy to protect corporate counsel from personal liability claims has prompted discussions between the Australian Corporate ...
28 Nov 2005
Clients accept flexibility
OPPOSITION TO flexibility in the workplace does not come from clients as has been suggested by some commentators, according to a new report released b...
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