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20 Jul 2006
Million-dollar partners in Sydney
SYDNEY’S TOP-tier partners topped the million dollar mark for the first time this year, as the gap between their remuneration and that of their coun...
20 Jul 2006
‘Collegiate’ AGS a great place to work
THE AUSTRALIAN Government Solicitor (AGS), while operating in a “highly competitive environment”, is still a relatively low pressure place...
20 Jul 2006
Workers fined for walking off the job
MORE THAN 100 building workers at a Perth construction site face fines of more than $28,000 each after the Australian Building and Construction Commis...
20 Jul 2006
Fewer lawyers as media ownership reforms tighten market
THE ABILITY of the legal industry to “shake the tree” when it comes to burning issues of freedom of speech will be seriously compromised u...
20 Jul 2006
Longest serving registrar celebrated
QUEENSLAND LAW Society president Rob Davis last week publicly celebrated and honoured the career of Ken Toogood, principal registrar and administrator...
20 Jul 2006
Law firms adjust as clients dabble in law
LAW FIRMS are facing pressure from clients that are becoming increasingly involved in both the substance and method by which legal service is delivere...
20 Jul 2006
Commercial property lawyers top employers’ wish list
RIGHT NOW is as good a time as any to ask for a pay rise if you are practising law in commercial property, litigation, or construction, the number of ...
20 Jul 2006
Lawyers reject US ‘backflip’ on detainees
THE LAW Council of Australia has described the Pentagon’s decision to treat Guantanamo Bay detainees in accordance with the Geneva Conventions as &l...
17 Jul 2006
Partners to step up
As flexible working policy frameworks in many firms leave little to be desired, it’s time partners step in and take their responsibilities seriousl...
17 Jul 2006
WorkChoices given red card
MORE THAN three-quarters of Australian workers believe the Federal Government's WorkChoices regime will have a negative impact, according to an academ...
17 Jul 2006
London claiming, and keeping Australian lawyers
AS AUSTRALIAN law firms have come to accept the likelihood of losing their best and brightest talent to the UK for a couple of years, and made positiv...
17 Jul 2006
No love lost in NZ legal purchasing
No love lost in NZ legal purchasingCOSTS AND poor cost management have once again been cited as the top reasons for law firms being fired from lucrati...
17 Jul 2006
Lawyers break away from Atanaskovic Hartnell
A new firm, Chang, Pistilli & Simmons, has been formed by lawyers breaking away from Atanaskovic Hartnell (AH), taking half the firm’s lawyers w...
17 Jul 2006
Banks force firms to fight for work and fees
CLIENTS HAVE reached boiling point in relation to cost increases and quality of work and are now taking action to ensure they are getting value for mo...
17 Jul 2006
DIY recruitment for those outside the mould
LONDON LAW firms will now consider a broader range of candidates from Australia than they have done in the past, when it comes to recruiting lawyers. ...
10 Jul 2006
Get real with red tape cuts: A-G to Beazley
OPPOSITION LEADER Kim Beazley last week outlined proposals to get governments at all levels to work towards the reduction of regulation and red tape. ...
10 Jul 2006
On The Edge Of Justice
PEOPLE WITH a mental illness are among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the NSW Community, according to a report released by the Law an...
10 Jul 2006
Unfair, rigged and flawed
The US Supreme Court’s finding that the military commission process is unlawful just reaffirms what the Australian legal profession has been saying...
10 Jul 2006
Facelift for Brisbane firm
QUEENSLAND’S OLDEST law firm has dusted off its image, swapping old for new and oldish at its Brisbane centre premises.McCullough Robertson’s ambi...
10 Jul 2006
Year brings in better IPO results
AFTER A bounce back in the June quarter, IPO activity is set to raise more than $13 billion for the 2005/2006 financial year, a report has found. Acco...
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