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28 Nov 2005
North takes LCA terror concerns to Senate
Voicing CONCERNS about the Federal Government’s Anti-Terrorism Bill, Law Council of Australia president John North appeared before the Senate Legal ...
18 Nov 2005
Jail fears over AWA privacy
MANAGERS WHO disclose the identity of people on Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) could face a six-month jail sentence under the Federal Governme...
18 Nov 2005
Terror debate not about rights versus legislation: Roxon
DEBATE ABOUT anti terror laws should not be portrayed as a battle between those who fight terrorism and those who defend civil liberties, the federal ...
18 Nov 2005
Firms’ budgets behind billing fraud
LAW FIRMS’ expectations of the number of chargeable hours their lawyers should work has seen a “huge growth”, Lawyers Weekly has learned...
18 Nov 2005
Victorian e-conveyance should go national: Hulls
THE VICTORIAN Government has called on state attorneys-general to recommend the adoption of Victoria’s model for electronic conveyancing as a nation...
18 Nov 2005
New hurdle for High Court: independence
IT BEING AN age where judicial appointment processes and appointees are subjected to more and more scrutiny, the appointment of Susan Crennan to the H...
18 Nov 2005
New president for ACLA
WHEN BRUCE BROWN is not tied up in his new role as manager of the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Administration’s legal branch, there is a g...
18 Nov 2005
Innovation lacking in top-tier
AUSTRALIA’S LARGE law firms have failed to innovate, apart from using new technology, and are missing the opportunity to help their clients by predi...
18 Nov 2005
Conference success
A NEW FORMAT and an exceptional bill of speakers provided a successful combination for organisers of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association’s ...
11 Nov 2005
Clifford Chance catches Hong Kong big fish
THE TOP GUN at the Asian office of Clifford Chance will step aside next year to see a former Herbert Smith key player take on the role. Martin Rogers ...
11 Nov 2005
Judges’ opt out options queried
PICKING APART the draft anti-terrorism legislation has become a rushed and focused pastime of legal professionals and professional bodies seeking to f...
11 Nov 2005
International insight for UTS graduates
THOSE WHO feel like a little postgraduate study in their holidays to answer questions about the world will have access to four leading international g...
11 Nov 2005
Experts back current compliance laws
INCREASED REGULATION will do little to encourage Australian companies to be more socially responsible, according to the peak body for governance profe...
11 Nov 2005
Businesses may fall foul of regulators
HAVING A substantial compliance program in place is insufficient to prevent a business from falling foul of regulators and the courts. The business mu...
11 Nov 2005
Penalty increases 100-fold
THE PENALTY for unlawfully carrying on business as a finance broker increased 100-fold from $500 to $50,000 in Western Australia, as of October 31.The...
11 Nov 2005
UK and US slam Aussie terror laws
UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE directly with Australia’s Prime Minister, international legal professional bodies have turned to the Law Council of Australia ...
11 Nov 2005
‘Googling’ puts lawyers in the know
THE LEGAL PROFESSION is amongst the highest user of search engines to do background checks on both current and prospective employers, with “goog...
11 Nov 2005
Ruddock goes in to bat for journalists
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Philip Ruddock has asked the County Court of Victoria to exercise its discretion to dismiss contempt of court charges against Herald ...
4 Nov 2005
Journalists call for lawyers’ support
THERE IS an inherent tension between lawyers and journalists, according to the Editor in Chief of The Age newspaper. But, as the “machinery of g...
4 Nov 2005
Time short lawyers in ire over rushed IR laws
LEGAL EXPERTS will be forced to spend long hours sorting through and comprehending new industrial relations laws when they are rushed through parliame...
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