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28 Apr 2004
Lawyers call for human rights
AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS for Human Rights has welcomed a federal parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s human rights dialogue process, but has also encour...
28 Apr 2004
Videoconferencing by the hour
DESPITE THE apparent savings that videoconferencing offers courts, the Federal Court has introduced new arrangements that mean parties have to pay by ...
20 Apr 2004
Sparke Helmore gets an MDP division
ANOTHER CHAPTER has closed in the KPMG Legal saga with the appointment of its Melbourne property law team by law firm Sparke Helmore. The move will ad...
20 Apr 2004
NT eyes court details
THE NORTHERN Territory is considering the practicality of an Aboriginal court that would be modelled on Victoria’s Koori Court, and modified. But th...
20 Apr 2004
Justice awards call goes out
Now in their fifth year, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW’s Justice Awards are open for nominations. Recognising the contributions individuals ...
20 Apr 2004
Affidavit warning for lawyers
BARRISTERS AND solicitors were permitted to take and receive affidavits and statutory declarations under amendments to the Oaths Act 1900, which comme...
20 Apr 2004
Taught and trim for triathlon: Minters
STILL GLOWING from his triumph at the Law Awards, Minter Ellison managing partner Phil Clark had his whip out last week to ensure his triathlon team d...
20 Apr 2004
Bakers cooks up award winning scheme
BAKER & McKENZIE has been named the Best Service Provider for the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme by international conference organiser and inform...
16 Apr 2004
Australian lawyers to hit NY Bar
AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS have been given the opportunity to demonstrate that they can mix it with the best of them thanks to a program allowing them to comp...
13 Apr 2004
QLD court revamp a step closer
THE FIRST stage of an $11.4 million project that will see a new “state-of-the-art” judicial centre in Mackay, Queensland, has been complet...
13 Apr 2004
QLD merger spreads firm wide and far
A MERGER between longstanding Brisbane firm MacDonnells Solicitors and Queensland’s largest regionally based firm Lees Marshall Warnick, to be imple...
13 Apr 2004
Solution 6 sold and strengthened
TWO SIGNIFICANT announcements last week by Solution 6 — provider of software solutions to law firms and accounting practices globally — re...
13 Apr 2004
Govt spending on private firms queried
THE PROJECTED expenditure by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources on external and internal legal services for the 2003-04 financial year ...
13 Apr 2004
Double jeopardy in the remaking
A GAME of tug-of-war between the Federal Government and the states over the issue of double jeopardy reform continued last week. While Justice Ministe...
13 Apr 2004
Fed Govt cans ACT law
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST industrial manslaughter laws, passed by the ACT Parliament, have been condemned by the Federal Government, which has introduced a ...
13 Apr 2004
Ludwig continues Phillips Fox grilling
THE PARLIAMENTARY ruckus involving Queensland Senator Joe Ludwig and the Minister representing the Attorney General over mid-tier firm Phillips Fox’...
13 Apr 2004
Discretion: the better part of judgement?
A recent Federal Court decision affirmed the Court’s responsibility to have the final say in the face of negotiated settlements. But the finding ma...
13 Apr 2004
Disability discrimination claims on the up
AS WORKERS are hit by falling workplace and personal injury pay outs, a new form of legal compensation will see employers face an increase in disabili...
13 Apr 2004
Olympic selection a legal minefield
IAN THORPE’S dramatic ‘fall’ was the backdrop of a recent seminar conducted by the College of Law in Sydney to address Olympic selection within ...
6 Apr 2004
Catherine’s last stand? This time it’s personal
The National Australia Bank forex scandal has pitted former audit committee chair Catherine Walter against the rest of the board. But will the corpor...
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