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7 Oct 2005
Ebsworth’s interior adventure
IF A CHANGE is as good as a holiday, the team at Ebsworth & Ebsworth should be feeling rejuvenated and up to the staunchest of challenges as they sett...
30 Sep 2005
AML draft next month, phased rollout expected
THE FEDERAL Government will release an exposure draft on anti-money laundering reform next month, but it may miss a key deadline. A spokesperson for S...
30 Sep 2005
Expert guidance not a sin
WHEN INSTRUCTING expert witnesses solicitors have to draw a fine line between ensuring the expert’s evidence is coherent and admissible in court and...
30 Sep 2005
Tresscox boost for UTS student
A FINAL YEAR law student from the University of Technology in Sydney has expressed her appreciation at winning a prestigious national scholarship from...
30 Sep 2005
Speak and squeak and squawk for the animals
ALL CREATURES great and small took centre stage at an animal law workshop last weekend for practising lawyers and law students. In the first national ...
30 Sep 2005
Law Council applauds Spigelman on tort speech
CHIEF JUSTICE of New South Wales, James Spigelman, is on the right track in his comments that the tide of tort reform changes must be turned back for ...
30 Sep 2005
Don’t point blame after court review: Law Society
A NEW AUDIT report into law courts in the Australian Capital Territory has spurred the Territory’s Law Society president to ask participants not to ...
30 Sep 2005
In defence of judges’ Paris trip
SOME OF THE nation’s leading legal professionals have vigorously defended the right of judges to attend a recent conference in Paris, claiming it is...
30 Sep 2005
Freehills to top M&A tables again
FREEHILLS LAWYERS is expected to be the clear winner in the soon to be announced Thomson Financial mergers and acquisitions league tables, marked in ...
23 Sep 2005
Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room
The opening moments of the new film on the Enron scandal offer an immediate insight into how the world’s worst corporate scandal in history unfolded...
23 Sep 2005
Reforms unlikely to drive dirty cash underground
DESPITE GOVERNMENT officials’ fears, the reform of Australia’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws is unlikely to drive laundered cash and terrorist ...
23 Sep 2005
Multiplex won’t open litigation floodgates
AS LAW FIRM Slater & Gordon investigates claims that construction giant Multiplex may have misled investors, a leading partner at the firm has rej...
23 Sep 2005
The final countdown for Coudert
PARTNERS AND LAWYERS formerly of Coudert Brothers Australia this week took up their new posts at law firms Clayton Utz, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and D...
23 Sep 2005
Conduct complaints made before Kazaa case concluded
Complaints about the conduct of Clayton Utz’s lawyers in the preparation of an expert witness report for the recently concluded case Universal Music...
23 Sep 2005
New York’s moment
FOR AUSTRALIAN lawyers looking for international experience, the New York legal market remains a relatively difficult one to crack, but recent develop...
16 Sep 2005
Lawyers protest against ‘draconian’ laws
LAWYERS IN New South Wales have called on the people of Sydney suburb Marrickville to pressure their local candidates on the issue of tort reform in t...
16 Sep 2005
Terror measures anger profession
THE FEDERAL Government’s proposed anti-terrorism measures, announced last week, are stoking anger and frustration among the legal profession. The La...
16 Sep 2005
Roxon slams old boys’ club appointments
THE CURRENT PROCESS for selecting judges to the High Court has a “clubby” feel, which gives the impression it is about who you know more t...
16 Sep 2005
Biggs is big in web awards
Brisbane-based law firm Biggs & Biggs has beaten 37 other firms to win Findlaw’s Best Australian Law Firm Web Site 2005 award. With a score of 4...
16 Sep 2005
Allens embroiled in secretary stoush
IT WILL go down as the email exchange of the year, and possibly the decade. Allens Arthur Robinson was last week embroiled in an email stoush between ...
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