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29 Aug 2006
Sydney praises Hicks’ lawyer Major Mori
MAJOR MORI, the US Marine appointed to defend David Hicks, received a rousing reception from Australian lawyers in Sydney last week.Co-hosted by the L...
29 Aug 2006
Guantanamo ‘shame’
With David Hicks in his fifth year of incarceration in Guantanamo Bay without trial, his lawyer Major Michael Mori told Sydn...
29 Aug 2006
Firms’ best running from the law
SYDNEY’S LAWYERS were in the thick of the record 63,000 entrants in this year’s City to Surf run.More than 300 Clayton Utz staff members took part...
29 Aug 2006
LIV to help indigenous lawyers
THE LAW Institute of Victoria (LIV) hosted a launch for the Indigenous Law Students & Lawyers Association of Victoria (ILSLAV) last month to welco...
29 Aug 2006
Ruddock panned over CLC funding
SHADOW ATTORNEY-General Nicola Roxon slammed her federal counterpart, Philip Ruddock, over the government’s decision not to provide funding for the ...
29 Aug 2006
Further legislation belies simpler regulatory regime
A NEWLY announced package set to simplify regulation and reduce the compliance burden on businesses actually adds further complexity to corporate law ...
29 Aug 2006
The numbers on pro bono
THE NATIONAL Pro Bono Resource Centre (NPBRC) is currently undertaking a survey of the pro bono work being conducted by solicitors, barristers and law...
18 Aug 2006
Law firms do badly on diversity
ONLY ONE-THIRD of the UK’s 100 top legal firms are willing to publish data about the diversity of their staff, according to the government.Legal ser...
18 Aug 2006
International law firm acts to push women into senior roles
REED SMITH, a top-25 international law firm, has launched a new program to help its female staff make their way up through the traditionally male-domi...
18 Aug 2006
Euro firms boot SOX, but Coles de-list isolated
AS AUSTRALIAN companies required to comply with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) begin compliance, it has emerged that European companies are least hap...
18 Aug 2006
Regulation, credit risk dominate banking worries
By Stuart FaggOVER REGULATION, political interference and credit risk are the topics keeping bankers awake at night, according to a major global study...
18 Aug 2006
Australian firm calls US home
AUSTRALIA’S ONLY law firm with offices in the United States is enjoying the fruit of Silicon Valley’s comeback. Minter Ellison opened its San Fran...
18 Aug 2006
Panel-beaten on takeovers
THE FUTURE operation of the Takeovers Panel is under question despite last week’s Melbourne University report that sang the body’s praises.The new...
18 Aug 2006
The partnership drought
It takes longer to make partner, and there’s more competition to get there, in the Land of the Long White Cloud, writes lawyer Stephen Leavy.THE TR...
11 Aug 2006
The fun of the fair
Armed with brochures and goodies, law firms at the fair will be trying to fill your arms with information, and your head with ideas, on what they are...
11 Aug 2006
Putting your best foot forward
The Victoria Law Careers Fair offers students a chance to sample a plethora of firms in one easily digestible format. While firms compete for the bes...
11 Aug 2006
New Qld Law Society boss backs solicitors for judiciary
THE SELECTION of a new president to the Queensland Law Society has brought the issue of judicial appointments again to the fore. Contrary to comments ...
11 Aug 2006
McBrats wins in IP lawyer vs Maccas case
IN WHAT has been labelled a case of “McDavid beating McGoliath”, a Brisbane intellectual property lawyer this week won a trademark challen...
11 Aug 2006
Hike in Aussies doing NY Bar
Aspiring New York attorneys converged on the city last week for the biannual New York Bar Exam, and among them were more Australians than ever before,...
11 Aug 2006
Profession kicks up its heels in 300th celebrations
Australia’s leading national legal magazine held a celebration in Sydney last week to celebrate the milestone of its 300th issue. Lawyers Weekly sta...
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