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11 Aug 2006
More than firms at the fair
EVEN FOR those lawyers disinterested in a possible career in a law firm, there may be something of interest at the Victorian Law Careers Fair this yea...
11 Aug 2006
Opposition grows to Migration Bill
In the face of international condemnation of Australia’s mandatory detention of refugees, a new Bill threatens to further blemish our human rights ...
11 Aug 2006
Law Council supports US Practice Rights for Australians
A DELEGATION from the peak body representing the legal profession in Australia has made moves to expand practice rights for Australian lawyers in US s...
8 Aug 2006
Looking north
If the Queensland Law Students Careers Fair was ever a yawn on the calendar, it won’t be this year. As the Brisbane commercial market heats up, and ...
8 Aug 2006
Collaboration the key for good ADR
COLLABORATIVE LAW looks set to become the preferred method of alternative dispute resolution for civil and family law matters in Australia, with appli...
8 Aug 2006
Awarding-women-in-the-law
THE WOMEN Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc (WLAQ) will be holding an awards dinner on 10 August at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane. A bi-annual even...
8 Aug 2006
Firms poorly positioned to make the most of free trade
THE TIME has never been better for Australian law firms to sink their teeth into global and regional trade and investment opportunities, according to ...
8 Aug 2006
Brisbane graduates in their sights
The Queensland Law Students Career Fair will be attracting more attention than usual this year, with several of the national firms bumping up their re...
8 Aug 2006
Legal fees report far from conclusive
AS NEW South Wales is spearheading moves to impose heavy penalties on lawyers who don’t comply with fee disclosure, some are raising questions about...
8 Aug 2006
Warning on faking certified sickies
THE AUSTRALIAN Medical Association (AMA) has encouraged businesses to come forward with any concerns they may have about the authenticity of sick leav...
8 Aug 2006
Wind energy manual for lawyers
THE AUSTRLALIAN Wind Energy Association (Auswind) will make a manual available in the coming weeks for lawyers who are involved in advising on the leg...
8 Aug 2006
Hicks to finally get his day in court
THE AUSTRALIAN Government confirmed a program has been set down by the United States for the trial of David Hicks, according to federal Attorney-Gener...
8 Aug 2006
Supreme Court Justice joins chorus against tort reforms
ADDING FURTHER fuel to the fires of discontent surrounding the wide-ranging changes to personal injury law, ACT Supreme Court Justice Terry Connolly h...
3 Aug 2006
Top Brisbane finance lawyer seeks a fresh start
Peter Kennedy, former managing partner of Blake Dawson Waldron in Brisbane, will join the finance team at expanding Queensland firm McCullough Roberts...
3 Aug 2006
New chairman for Sparke Helmore
NATIONAL LAW firm Sparke Helmore last week appointed partner Geoff Pike as firm chairman, after a unanimous endorsement by the firm’s 56 partners. I...
3 Aug 2006
Daubney wrong on judicial appointment reform
JUNE McPHIE, president of the Law Society of New South Wales, has strongly disagreed with supporters of judicial appointment reform in Queensland.&ldq...
3 Aug 2006
Mallesons best infrastructure legal advisers
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES topped a recent poll of Asia Pacific legal advisers to infrastructure for the first half of 2006, with 27.31 per cent of the ...
3 Aug 2006
Ecommerce to tax the world
Clayton Utz partner Niv Tadmore says that the increasing flow of business done on the Internet at both personal and corporate levels is threatening th...
3 Aug 2006
WA workers sued for striking
WA workers sued for strikingMORE THAN 100 building workers at a Perth construction site face fines of close to $30,000 each after the Australian Build...
20 Jul 2006
One size to fit all cultures
The legal profession has slammed the Government’s plan to prevent cultural background evidence from being used in sentencing, labelling it poorly c...
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