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19 Aug 2005
Deal of the week
Freehills was chosen to advise health care company DCA Group Limited (DCA) on the expansion of its aged care interests following its acquisition of N...
19 Aug 2005
Another four years for Weisbrot
DAVID WEISBROT has been reappointed as president of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for a further four years. President since 1999, Weisbr...
19 Aug 2005
LCA on warpath over AML
THE LAW COUNCIL of Australia (LCA) has insisted it will do everything in its power to resist any potential erosion of legal professional privilege fro...
19 Aug 2005
New tender to boost NT legal aid
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS in the Northern Territory and South Australia should have access to better, professional and culturally appropriate legal suppo...
19 Aug 2005
Insolvency onslaught to impact lawyers
A CRACKDOWN on corporate insolvency by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is likely to have flow-on effects for the work of...
19 Aug 2005
Under one roof now: Middletons
MIDDLETONS LAWYERS is carving out a new niche in Sydney’s CBD, joining other law firms in the legal precinct of Martin Place. Opening up its three n...
19 Aug 2005
Expertise exports via niche practices
GILBERT + TOBIN’s newly appointed role in reporting to the Hong Kong Government on the competitiveness of the city’s auto-fuel market demonstrates...
18 Aug 2005
All in limbo as Coudert dissolves worldwide
INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM Coudert Brothers has closed its doors, Lawyers Weekly learned today. After months of negotiations over merger opportunities wit...
15 Aug 2005
Legal accord in trans-Tasman plan
ORGANISATIONS CONDUCTING business between Australia and New Zealand will benefit from the work of a trans-Tasman working group focused on simplifying ...
15 Aug 2005
Law firm masters coming to Sydney
MASTERS OF law firm management will head to Sydney this month for a conference featuring a trio of expert speakers who will focus on how to build &ldq...
15 Aug 2005
Law a harbourer of privilege: Hulls
THE JUDICIARY SHOULD be a career path in which women can balance their work and home life without having to qualify as contortionists, the Victorian A...
15 Aug 2005
The whole truth: Poulton tells
THE GOOD OLD DAYS when you could join a top law firm after university, power through the work and, before you reached 30, be offered partnership are w...
15 Aug 2005
Good riddance Carr: PI lawyers
BOB CARR will go down in history as the man who led one of the most serious erosions of fundamental rights ever seen in this country, a national lawye...
15 Aug 2005
ASIC urged to back privacy reform
LAWS GOVERNING access to personal information on company member registers do not go far enough, a peak body representing governance professionals said...
5 Aug 2005
Multinational firms must adopt flexible work practices
HR DEPARTMENTS must rise to the challenge of implementing more complicated work/life balance plans when their firms become multinational, according to...
5 Aug 2005
Legal Aid urges govt to remedy ‘great gap’ in civil law
A “GREAT GAP” in civil law legal aid services in Australia needs to be remedied by governments that ensure that communities have access to...
5 Aug 2005
People and performance link broken
AUSTRALIAN companies have failed to link individual employee goals with the strategic business goals of their organisations, recent research has found...
5 Aug 2005
US not calling, despite new visa
LAW FIRMS need not panic as the new E3 visa, which will allow some 10,500 Australian professionals with tertiary qualifications to enter the United St...
5 Aug 2005
New Freehills office spurs patent warning
NEW OFFICES in Brisbane give Freehills Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys better access to an under-serviced resource of clients, according to partner ...
5 Aug 2005
Allens appoints AML specialist
ALLENS ARTHUR ROBINSON has covered all bases with the appointment of Judy Maguire to its anti-money laundering (AML) team.A former legal adviser to t...
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