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24 Oct 2005
Labor calls for more legal centres
LABOR HAS called for a national strategy to properly resource existing community legal centres ahead of changes to the family law system. Shadow Attor...
24 Oct 2005
Letter to the Editor
I read with great interest that Macrossans Lawyers have recently elevated two women into the partnership “taking its female partner percentage t...
24 Oct 2005
The smartest girl in the room
WHEN WALL STREET couldn’t get enough of Enron, one journalist started asking questions that eventually led to one of the biggest corporate collapses...
24 Oct 2005
Lawyers face snag on depression
WHILE THE issue of depression and stress has been taking centre stage in the legal industry over the past year, with many law firms implementing work ...
24 Oct 2005
Legal eagles thrash out judicial selection
SOME OF New South Wales’ top legal eagles last week gathered together to establish a potential system of appointments to the bench, appropriate to t...
24 Oct 2005
Loss of female workers costs billions
AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYERS need to lift their game, and fast, if they want to retain their valuable female workers, a social commentator has warned.The cost...
24 Oct 2005
ACLA conference reeling them in
HOW DOES an assistant university solicitor become a Supreme Court Judge? According to Justice Rosemary Balmford, the answer is “with luck”...
24 Oct 2005
North leads terror law debate
THE LAW COUNCIL of Australia continued its slamming of “draconian” anti-terror laws last week, claiming that the international legal profe...
24 Oct 2005
Sydney to host Inter-Pacific Bar conference
FIVE HUNDRED delegates are expected in Sydney for the 16th Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Conference from 30 April to 3 May next year.The princi...
14 Oct 2005
KPMG survey confirms LCA’s fears
THE PEAK BODY representing lawyers across Australia this week continued its criticism of the insurance industry, which it said is making record profit...
14 Oct 2005
Ruddock steps up for journalists
FEDERAL ATTORNEY-GENERAL Philip Ruddock has intervened in the case of two Herald Sun journalists who face possible jail sentences for refusing to reve...
14 Oct 2005
Offshore work a hit for Mallesons
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES has almost doubled the total project amount achieved by its closest competitor in project finance in the first part of this y...
14 Oct 2005
Aussie SOX debate intensifies
LEADING AUSTRALIAN CFOs and senior commentators have added to the debate over the future of corporate regulation in Australia, fuelling speculation of...
14 Oct 2005
Short termism undermining risk progress
AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS is in danger of neglecting risk management as firms increasingly focus on short-term earnings and pleasing the sharemarket, senior...
14 Oct 2005
Judicial sanction a quandary: Gleeson
The judiciary faces “a predictable area of future tension” in its relationship with the executive and legislative arms of government in li...
14 Oct 2005
An entertaining quarter century
TRESSCOX LAWYERS has consolidated its position as the largest specialist entertainment law practice in the country with the appointment of a partner ...
14 Oct 2005
Labor welcomes human rights campaign
SHADOW FEDERAL Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has welcomed the launch last week of a draft Human Rights Bill by online magazine New Matilda, saying it ...
14 Oct 2005
Hulls adds final touches to lawyers’ Act
THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT last week made the final major appointments before the state’s Legal Profession Act 2004 commences in December.Attorney-Gen...
14 Oct 2005
IR reforms equal legal work
AS WORKERS, unions and employers rush to sort through the Federal Government’s proposed industrial relations changes, lawyers across the country sho...
14 Oct 2005
Hicks commission unfit to deliver justice: Law Council
Hicks commission unfit to deliver justice: Law CouncilTHE LAW Council of Australia has blasted a decision by the United States to press ahead with mi...
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