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4 Nov 2005
‘Fatal flaw’ in class action case
THE FEDERAL COURT has knocked out a law firm’s slant on the definition of ‘class’ in the Aristocrat class action, claiming the criterion injecte...
4 Nov 2005
Less hellish views in-house
IT IS NOT every profession that can make multinational companies appear a safe house for the employee. In another instalment of lawyers behaving badly...
4 Nov 2005
Human rights concerns
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION Commisioners have expressed concerns about the proposed national anti-terrorism laws.President of the Human Rights and Equal Oppor...
4 Nov 2005
More lawyers study governance
COMPLEXITY OF THE governance role and lawyers moving to in-house governance positions has boosted the proportion of lawyers enrolling in Chartered Sec...
4 Nov 2005
HGR honoured for practice management
HERBERT GEER & RUNDLE has been recognised for its “outstanding achievement and innovation in law firm management” by the Australian Legal...
4 Nov 2005
FSR lays burden on legal teams
A NEW BANKING and finance legal recruitment survey has revealed the incomes legal professionals can expect in retail banking, funds, superannuation an...
4 Nov 2005
Bill of Rights no longer academic: McHugh
AUSTRALIA’S NEED for a Bill of Rights has moved from an academic debate in a country with an exemplary human rights record to a matter of some urgen...
31 Oct 2005
Mystery tour to bench slammed by judiciary
THE SYSTEM OF judicial appointment in NSW and federally is “shrouded in mystery”, a District Court judge has told an audience of senior le...
31 Oct 2005
Mega firms in business imitation
IT IS TIME to ask whether the business model of the big firms presents a most “intolerable conflict” between partners trying to help their...
31 Oct 2005
Firms need time to dream
GENERATING NEW ideas about how to provide their services is one of the best ways to generate new growth in a firm, according to an analyst at one of t...
31 Oct 2005
Fish out of water at McInnes Wilson
TALES OF victory in the courtroom turned to stories of conquests in the swimming pool at a recent lunch hosted by Queensland firm McInnes Wilson Lawye...
31 Oct 2005
The end of hourly costing?
LAW FIRMS’ dogged adherence to the “almighty hourly rate” is holding back many firms from providing better services for their clients an...
31 Oct 2005
Trade mark win for Freehills
A SENIOR associate from Freehills has won the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) 2005 essay competition.Craig Smith, ...
31 Oct 2005
Marriott lays down challenge
AN INFLUENTIAL UK lawyer and international arbitrator has challenged Australia’s businesses and legal communities to work together on problems in th...
31 Oct 2005
New firm: it’s all about family
ACCREDITED FAMILY law specialists, Barry Berger and Bill Kordos, have decided to step out on their own and form a new firm — and they have taken...
31 Oct 2005
Blakes shuts London doors
DETERMINED TO focus its attention on Asia, law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (BDW) has confirmed it will close its London office at the end of November th...
31 Oct 2005
Lawyers Weekly wants your views
IN AN EFFORT to get even closer to its readers, Lawyers Weekly now offers an online form by which you can submit your news, views and salacious gossip...
24 Oct 2005
UK barristers angered over pay cuts
BARRISTERS ACROSS the United Kingdom last week took off their wigs in protest at the Government’s cuts in legal aid fees. The United Kingdom Bar Cou...
24 Oct 2005
Former judge launches attack on British PM
ONE OF the UK’s most senior judges has launched an attack on British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s human rights record. Having resigned from the Hou...
24 Oct 2005
Draft AML reforms arrive
THE FEDERAL Government will release its exposure draft on anti-money laundering reforms for consultation in November.Minister for Justice and Customs,...
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