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12 Jan 2005
Trust to lift Aboriginal numbers at the Bar
A NEW TRUST aimed at lifting Aboriginal numbers at the Bar should be able to chip away at the “traditional mistrust” that Aboriginal peopl...
12 Jan 2005
Burnside grabs human rights award
PROMINENT HUMAN rights campaigner Julian Burnside QC has been awarded the 2004 Human Rights Law Award for his contributions towards protecting the hum...
12 Jan 2005
New NSW president defends legal fees
LEGAL COSTS do not equal legal fees, according to the new president of the Law Society of New South Wales, John McIntyre. McIntyre is keen to increase...
17 Dec 2004
Election result brings great expectations in 2005
WITH ITS new Senate stronghold, the Commonwealth Government is expected to pass a number of reforms that will likely affect the amount of work availab...
14 Dec 2004
QCs under the spotlight
THE APPOINTMENT of Queen’s Counsel is being closely watched in England and Wales as the Bar Council and Law Society last week agreed to reform the p...
14 Dec 2004
APRAG calls for arbitration boost
fast growing economic development in Australia and Asia must be supported by a strong services sector, particularly in dispute resolution services, th...
14 Dec 2004
A-G calls for ban on document destruction
DESTROYING DISCOVERABLE documents could land lawyers and corporations in jail if Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls is able to gain support for his ...
14 Dec 2004
Qld’s profession sees new regulatory stage
QUEENSLAND’S LAWYERS have been alerted to a key stage in development of the state government’s new complaints and discipline regime for the legal ...
14 Dec 2004
Lawyers battle it out in Melbourne
CHOOSING BETWEEN a run twice around the Pan, or a walk once around, 800 members of the legal profession turned up for the Law Institute of Victoria Le...
14 Dec 2004
Best practice in family law fixed
THE WIZENED and senior have imparted their knowledge on how best to practise family law in new guidelines released last week by the federal Attorney-G...
14 Dec 2004
Internal control failures drive fraud
LAX INTERNAL control frameworks and a lack of awareness are allowing corporate fraud to flourish in Australia and NZ, according to a recent study.Inte...
14 Dec 2004
Solicitors do the right thing: Law Society
THE FALLING number of complaints against solicitors investigated by the Law Society of New South Wales can be attributed to its keeping the profession...
14 Dec 2004
Judges be cool in times of temper: Kirby
IN THE light of talk about “parliamentary sovereignty” in Australia and New Zealand, an Australian High Court judge has pulled the judicia...
3 Dec 2004
Women in law are off the agenda: Summers
THE “PRECIOUS LITTLE” power that women have in this country is not much greater in the legal profession, journalist, author and speaker on...
3 Dec 2004
Indigenous legal tendering chaos confirmed
SPURRED ON by recent changes to the provision of legal aid to Indigenous Australians, legal professionals have been questioning how the new commercial...
3 Dec 2004
M&A methodology debate sparked at Freehills
THERE NEEDS to be a more rational debate on schemes of arrangement and how they affect “change-of-control” transactions, according to Free...
3 Dec 2004
Boasted Qld grants just small fry
THE QUEENSLAND State Government last week announced the delivery of its community legal centre grants, which are set to improve the quality of legal a...
3 Dec 2004
Legal shortfall threatens justice
THERE IS potential for serious shortfall in the number of lawyers willing to do legal aid work in the regional and rural areas of Queensland. The prob...
3 Dec 2004
Cost of business stakes in law too high: UK
THE RAMIFICATIONS of allowing businesses to take a stake in legal practices would be enormous, the chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, Stephen I...
3 Dec 2004
Government lawyers lured to pro bono work
A PAPER encouraging government lawyers to do pro bono work has been delivered by the peak national pro bono resource organisation. Identifying barrier...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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