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27 Jun 2006
DLA Phillips Fox faces globalisation of business
PHILLIPS FOX has announced the firm’s decision to enter into an exclusive alliance with one of the largest legal services organisations in the worl...
27 Jun 2006
Freehills grows equity partnership
FREEHILLS HAS appointed 14 new partners in five of the firm’s practice areas, saying the unprecedented large number reflects the outstanding success...
27 Jun 2006
Hunt & Hunt breaks new ground with female leaders
LAW FIRM Hunt & Hunt last week announced the appointment of Maureen Peatman as its new chairman. Peatman will take the helm of the firm at the beg...
27 Jun 2006
Bonding over fashion
Last Wednesday night the Victorian Women Lawyers and the Women Barristers Association held their annual meet-and-greet networking event in Melbourne.T...
27 Jun 2006
Secondment to Paris a first for Clayton Utz
NATIONAL LAW firm Clayton Utz has set up a secondment relationship with a French law firm, and sent their first young lawyer from their Melbourne offi...
27 Jun 2006
Carter Newell casts the net for innovation
QUEENSLAND FIRM Carter Newell Lawyers has broadened its range of client services with the introduction of free podcasts to complement its existing ran...
27 Jun 2006
Market shows no shortage of deals
WITH THE Toll Patrick takeover and the AGL Alinta merger dominating headlines, 2006 is already shaping up to be an eventful year for mergers and acqui...
27 Jun 2006
Freehills, Allens, Blakes, to top M&A tables
FREEHILLS LAWYERS is expected to be the clear winner in the soon to be announced Thomson Financial mergers and acquisitions league tables, marked in ...
27 Jun 2006
Justice delayed is justice denied
Editor,The legal profession should continue to be dismayed at Australia’s inaction over the plight of Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.For more t...
19 Jun 2006
Aussie firms poaching NZ lawyers in talent drought
A HOT legal recruitment market in Australia is leading recruiters not only to lure New Zealand lawyers across the Tasman, but to intercept them on the...
19 Jun 2006
Stanhope defends ‘radical’ civil union law
A POLITICAL stoush continued last week over the Australian Capital Territory’s Civil Unions Act 2006 and the federal Attorney General’s announceme...
19 Jun 2006
QC defends refusal for clearances
DEFENCE LAWYERS involved in a terrorism trial in Victoria have defended their refusal to undergo security checks, arguing these demands on lawyers are...
19 Jun 2006
NZ firms will resist pull of Mideast: consultant
THE NUMBER OF international law firms setting up camp in the Middle East is growing at an exponential rate. But an Australian strategic management con...
19 Jun 2006
WorkChoices begins to bite
IN A sign of things to come, annual leave loading, penalty rates and shift allowances have been stripped from a majority of workplace agreements since...
19 Jun 2006
Jobs now online with Lawyers Weekly
JOB SEARCHERS now have access to a dedicated legal jobs board via a new service launched this week on the Lawyers Weekly website. Legal secretaries, s...
19 Jun 2006
Not enough work for judges in top court
NEW ZEALAND’S Supreme Court judges appear to have too little to do and are frustrated at their light workload. Almost two years after the Court’s ...
19 Jun 2006
Lawyers “underselling” themselves
TIME-SHEET PADDING is not the real problem facing firms, legal practice management consultant Ashley Balls of PMF Management Services says, but rather...
19 Jun 2006
Bias impacts the expert in witnesses
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS are well clued when it comes to selecting expert witnesses, but in some cases may be using gender biases to heighten the persuasiv...
9 Jun 2006
ACLA brings mentoring in-house
CAREER MENTORING has found its way onto the agenda of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA), with the organisation’s Victorian branch ...
9 Jun 2006
Lawyers to see salary boon
OVERSEAS DEMAND for Australian lawyers will place inflationary pressures on local salaries, according to recently released legal salary reports. This ...
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