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24 Mar 2005
Asia calling
FORMER FEDERAL Court judge, Marcus Einfeld QC called on the legal profession to use its skills to help rebuild countries affected by last year’s tsu...
24 Mar 2005
Allens excels in IP
ALLENS ARTHUR ROBINSON and Melbourne firm Davies Collison Cave have been recognised as the top firms in trademark and copyright work in an internation...
24 Mar 2005
Generation gap in workplace needs
A ‘ONE SIZE fits all’ approach to managing staff of different generations is not going to make the grade, especially considering the current candi...
24 Mar 2005
Queensland leads the charge
Tough new child pornography laws approved recently by the Queensland Parliament could pave the way for other Australian governments to increase penalt...
24 Mar 2005
Protest, but don’t come to our party
THE PUBLIC Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have spoken out against what they consider to be a flagrant disrega...
24 Mar 2005
Time to ratify cross-border insolvency law
THE TIME is now ripe for Australia to introduce an international model law on cross-border insolvency to prevent costly jurisdictional disputes that m...
24 Mar 2005
New direction for pro bono at Holding Redlich
HOLDING REDLICH has appointed its first national director of pro bono to better coordinate the firm’s pro bono activities and involve more of the fi...
24 Mar 2005
Australian FSR holds lessons for NZ
WITH REGULATORY changes to the NZ insurance industry imminent, insurance law expert Russell Adams delivered insights drawn from the Australian reform ...
24 Mar 2005
Bush justice boost
A GUNNEDAH LAW practice, operated by award-winning rural lawyer Peter Long, has merged with personal injury law firm, Stacks/Goudkamp.Stacks/Goudkamp...
24 Mar 2005
Bondi case not a likely precedent
THE RECENT High Court decision to reinstate $3.75 million in damages to a plaintiff, who became a quadraplegic after diving under a wave into a sandba...
24 Mar 2005
Attorneys weigh up immunity
WHILE THE High Court has not only shored up but extended lawyers’ immunity in a recent decision, state attorneys-general brought the matter into que...
24 Mar 2005
Anti-terrorism laws measure up
LESS THAN 10 per cent of Australians with an involvement in terrorist groups will ever face a court of law, according to ASIO Director-General Dennis ...
22 Mar 2005
Tort reforms not futile: insurers
IN A SECRET briefing that took place at a meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys General (SCAG) on the Gold Coast this week, the Insurance Cou...
21 Mar 2005
Compliance recruiting market hots up
AS CORPORATES continue their attempts to conquer the increasingly complex regulatory environment in Australia, demand for compliance professionals is ...
21 Mar 2005
Qld courts to aid victim disclosure
A BOOST to Queensland courts is hoped to provide stronger protection for victims and vulnerable witnesses, the State Government announced last week. A...
21 Mar 2005
Lawyers’ pockets empty as victims see compensation
THERE WILL be less for lawyers but more for victims as a result of the New South Wales Government’s review into the legal costs associated with asbe...
21 Mar 2005
Lawyer fights for own name’s sake
A QUEENSLAND intellectual property lawyer and partner at law firm McCullough Robertson has asked all Australians to boycott fast food chain McDonald...
21 Mar 2005
Minters’ movements in Thailand revealed
LAW FIRM Minter Ellison late last year made moves to distance itself from its Bangkok office, and three Thai partners who owned a majority of the firm...
21 Mar 2005
Women to lose under IR reforms: Hulls
WOMEN WILL suffer greater disadvantage under the Prime Minister’s plans to change the Federal Workplace Relations Act, Victorian Attorney-General an...
21 Mar 2005
Stable laws after Gribbles and Amcor
TWO HIGH Court decisions last week restored much needed certainty to sections of the Workplace Relations Act, commentators argue. Both cases send clea...
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