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20 Jan 2006
Profession pays tribute to Justice Lockhart
FORMER FEDERAL Court judge John Lockhart passed away in Sydney last week. Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock paid tribute to the judge, who pract...
20 Jan 2006
Takeovers Panel rejects ‘exaggeration’
AUSTRALIA’S corporate Takeovers Panel has rejected claims by The Australian newspaper that the Government has ordered an independent review into its...
20 Jan 2006
Candidates hold aces in legal recruitment
THERE WILL be no respite for law firms in 2006 as the quest for talented lawyers becomes increasingly tougher, particularly in the corporate practice ...
20 Jan 2006
Still strong despite losses: Middletons
WHILE UK-based law firm Holman Fenwick & Willan recently claimed a victory for its first Australian office in acquiring partners from both Middlet...
20 Jan 2006
Personality goes a long way
A FIVE-year study of lawyers’ personalities at a major firm has confirmed that many are extroverts with a bent for logical thinking.These findings a...
20 Jan 2006
AUASB appoints first lawyer
THE APPOINTMENT of the first lawyer to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) was recognition of the intersection between the work of lawy...
13 Jan 2006
Personal injuries booked
LEGAL PUBLISHER LexisNexis has launched a new title, Personal Injuries Procedures in Queensland, co-authored by Deacons senior associate Ashley Jones ...
13 Jan 2006
Raj to join march to China
THE VOLUME of legal work revolving around Asia is such that even smaller firms are starting to see the benefits.Australian law firm Raj Lawyers, which...
13 Jan 2006
Media and telecommunications authority appoints legal head
ALTHOUGH IT doesn’t yet have a permanent chairperson, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has appointed Marcus Bezzi to head it...
13 Jan 2006
WA may review judicial appointments
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Attorney-General Jim McGinty says he may consider introducing more transparent appointment processes for judges after he selects a ...
13 Jan 2006
Complaints drop, but duties rise
THE NSW Legal Services Commissioner has attributed the lowest level of complaints to his office in five years to better communication between solicito...
13 Jan 2006
More incorporated practices please: NSW LSC
DESPITE THE failure of a third of the original incorporated legal practices (ILPs) set up in New South Wales, the head of the state’s legal complain...
13 Jan 2006
Freehills’ lead in tables confirmed
FREEHILLS HAS again topped both the completed and announced Thomson M&A tables, the first time a firm has done this two years in a row.As anticip...
13 Jan 2006
Firms anticipate ‘one hell of a ride’ in 2006
ECONOMIC FACTORS have combined to create a global “perfect storm” and 2006 is set to be “one hell of a ride” for Australia’s...
13 Jan 2006
Victoria to unite human rights laws
VICTORIA IS set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a charter of human rights, with plans to act on recommendations made by an indepen...
13 Jan 2006
Middletons, Blakes teams launch office for UK firm
THE ENTIRE transport and trade groups of both Blake Dawson Waldron’s and Middletons’ Melbourne offices are set to join professional staff from the...
13 Jan 2006
ABIX 13 January 2006
DPP’s radical vision for our courts: criminals must payThe South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions, Stephen Pallaras, has outlined a numbe...
19 Dec 2005
Dixon says goodbye to Gadens
A LONG and profitable relationship at Gadens Lawyers Victoria has come to an end, with Grant Dixon resigning from his position as managing director la...
16 Dec 2005
Talent exodus shakes firms into action
COMPETITION FOR talent was the top issue of the year, the managing partners of Australia’s top firms have said in a Lawyers Weekly end of year surve...
16 Dec 2005
Top billers are top secret in firms
IN AN EFFORT to unveil the highest billing partners and lawyers in some of Australia’s top firms in recent weeks, Lawyers Weekly found managing part...
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