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13 Feb 2006
Profession seeks PI revision
THE LAW Council of Australia will be writing to all state and territory governments seeking an amendment to professional standards legislation to refl...
13 Feb 2006
Renewed assault on tort laws
LAWYERS’ GROUPS have seized on another report to back their claims that tort law reforms need to be reversed.The Law Council of Australia said the P...
13 Feb 2006
Sydney firm snares competitor’s commercial team
BARTIER PERRY’S commercial and commercial litigation groups have received a huge boost in the form of one of the firm’s largest group appointments...
13 Feb 2006
ABIX: In brief
HypocritesNew South Wales judges are under scrutiny over inappropriate behaviour in the courtroom. Magistrate Pat O’Shane caused a furore on 1 Febr...
13 Feb 2006
Top end SC scores high on access
ON TWO measures of access to justice, the Northern Territory Supreme Court had one of the highest scores of the states and territories, according to a...
13 Feb 2006
ALRC to tackle privacy patchwork
THE AUSTRALIAN LAW Reform Commission (ALRC) will conduct a two-year long review of the federal Privacy Act 1988 after the federal government agreed to...
13 Feb 2006
Mutual recognition of professional standards likely
THE LAW COUNCIL of Australia is seeking amendments to the professional standards acts to allow for mutual recognition of professional standards scheme...
13 Feb 2006
WA least efficient superior court
THE WESTERN Australian Supreme Court was the least effective superior court in the country at keeping up with its case load, according to the only nat...
13 Feb 2006
Allens tops project finance tables
LAW FIRM Allens Arthur Robinson has again ranked first place in Dealogic’s Asia Pacific Project Finance advisory league tables, ahead of rivals Free...
13 Feb 2006
China reforms company law
CHANGES TO China’s company law, which came into effect at the start of this year, will deliver commercial and governance improvements but are likely...
13 Feb 2006
Lawyers push for compensation changes in Tasmania
THE TASMANIAN State Government needs to change its workers’ compensation laws to make them fairer for injured workers, according to lawyer’s group...
13 Feb 2006
Shortages to continue: 2006
DEMAND FOR skilled lawyers in Australia will increase even further in 2006 as the level activity in the local and overseas markets continues to rise....
13 Feb 2006
Noori’s ordeal could have been less
THE LAWYER representing Australia’s longest serving immigration detainee says his client’s ordeal may have been shorter if Australia had appropria...
6 Feb 2006
Deacons call on their own
DEACONS WILL launch its alumni network around Australia this month and is encouraging former employees to register their details online.Chief executiv...
6 Feb 2006
Discrimination a mature woe
NEW AGE discrimination laws are said to be the primary cause of increased age discrimination complaints by The Australian Human Rights and Equal Oppor...
6 Feb 2006
Govt urged to privatise corporate regulator
THE CORPORATE regulator should be privatised and opened to competitive markets to encourage better performance, a leading academic research body has c...
6 Feb 2006
Regulation crucial for AML success
AS CORPORATIONS digest the Federal Government’s draft anti-money laundering (AML) bill, the regulation of the new framework is emerging as a crucial...
6 Feb 2006
One in four looks for an out
MORE THAN a quarter of lawyers in NSW are considering leaving the profession, and almost a quarter of these are under 35, according to the NSW Law Soc...
6 Feb 2006
Sydney draws in young lawyers
A NEW survey conducted by the New South Wales Law Society sheds some light on the trend of lawyers staying in large city law firms and then leaving fo...
6 Feb 2006
Firm unites workplace practices
A NEW workplace relations practice at law firm Hopgood Ganim is a result of changesto the industrial relations laws and growth in the employment secto...
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