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15 Oct 2004
Extract of APLA v LSC NSW
APLA Ltd & Ors v Legal Services Commissioner of NSW & Anor [2004] HCATrans 373 (5 October 2004) In the High Court of Australia KIRBY J: But in...
15 Oct 2004
Both parties “failed”: Law Council
THE AUSTRALIAN Labor Party faired only marginally better than the Coalition in its plans for human rights and tort reforms, and both have disappointed...
15 Oct 2004
More money, fewer deals as M&A booms
A “MASSIVE” uplift in announced mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2004 can be attributed more to the size of the deals than th...
15 Oct 2004
News Corporation and corporate governance
News Corp’s response to concerns about the company’s approach to corporate governance shows that shareholder concern in this area needs to be tak...
8 Oct 2004
Roxon v Ruddock on legal outsourcing
Federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and Shadow Attorney-General Nicola Roxon discussed the outsourcing of government legal work at their recent de...
8 Oct 2004
Corporate governance: dead or alive?
This year was supposed to be the year that good corporate governance came of age, but several times already it has been in the news for all the wrong...
8 Oct 2004
Lawyers to pull out IP potential
LAWYERS NEED to be out on the business floor with their clients helping them make more of their intellectual property (IP), which is too often filed a...
8 Oct 2004
NZ to appeal to our High Court?
AUSTRALIA’S HIGH COURT could become the final court of appeal for New Zealanders, if the NZ Opposition wins the country’s next national election, ...
8 Oct 2004
Firms call on academic expertise
TERTIARY EDUCATION in this country is beginning to feel the reverberations of a growth in financial services law in the corporate world, according to ...
8 Oct 2004
Legal eagles flock to NZ
Legal eagles flock to NZMore than 2,300 lawyers across the world have signed up for the International Bar Association conference, to be held in Auckl...
5 Oct 2004
Firms to benefit from Lawpoint and Locus link
A NEW link between a provider of online content for the legal profession and a provider of solutions for accounting, workflow automation and document ...
1 Oct 2004
THE PEAK body representing the legal profession has called on political parties in the lead up to the federal election next month to address what it h...
1 Oct 2004
Allens rejects breach of duty claims
ALLENS ARTHUR ROBINSON has announced the firm does not agree with claims that it failed to ensure its client, James Hardie Industries, disclosed cruci...
1 Oct 2004
Roxon v Ruddock on a Bill of Rights
Below are unedited extracts from last week’s debate at NSW Parliament House between the federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and Shadow Attorney-...
1 Oct 2004
James Hardie: where to after Jackson?
The Jackson Report, released last week, found James Hardie Industries deliberately misled the public regarding its plans to compensate victims of asb...
1 Oct 2004
Protect legal rights of asbestos victims: LCA
ANY SCHEME for compensating James Hardie victims should ensure that their common law rights are maintained and that they are entitled to be legally re...
1 Oct 2004
Law on terror, hypothetically
CLAPPING AND BOOING ensued, Peter Faris and Robert Mann were at loggerheads, and Malcolm Fraser spoke about the ramifications of a terrorist attack in...
24 Sep 2004
Govt not to threaten law with terrorism: LCA
THE LEGAL profession and law in this country will refuse to be crippled by executive government threats about national security, the newly elected pre...
24 Sep 2004
The great legal debate has begun
FEDERAL ATTORNEY-GENERAL Philip Ruddock agreed to enter a legal policy stoush with political nemesis, Shadow Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, this week....
24 Sep 2004
NZLS in fidelity fund furore
The New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) has been accused of being in breach of its fiduciary duty to the NZ public by a Waikato Bay of Plenty barrister as ...
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