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24 Oct 2003
We can live with this: firms
LAW FIRMS both with and without QL certification welcomed last week’s merger of best practice schemes, saying the joint venture would encourage more...
24 Oct 2003
Gender salary gulf widens
JUST when women in the law thought things could only get better, a recent survey of the NSW profession has revealed an alarming increase in the salary...
24 Oct 2003
Goward calls for law firm childcare rebates
PROPONENTS of improved work-life balance in the law appear to have acquired themselves a heavy-hitting ally in the form of Federal Sex Discrimination ...
24 Oct 2003
Getting inside the legal workplace in NSW
Given the uncertainty that characterised the global economy for much of 2002/2003, it should come as no surprise that some lawyers found their stress ...
20 Oct 2003
Vic AC pay rises await award resolution
UNCERTAINTY surrounding the implementation of award conditions for Victorian law firms has applied the brakes to recent efforts to secure a pay rise f...
20 Oct 2003
Old ties secure Kennedy Strang’s new frontier
Thanks in part to a deep-rooted relationship that has spanned the country for more than two decades, Australia’s newest legal network now has a pres...
20 Oct 2003
M&A turnaround proves pundits right
FRANKING the predictions of top commercial lawyers that the latter part of 2003 would herald a marked improvement in M&A, recent surveys reveal a ...
20 Oct 2003
Corrs on the move . . . again
THE DIAGNOSIS is a severe case of itchy feet for Corrs Chambers Westgarth, which is now committed to shifting two offices in the near future.Currently...
20 Oct 2003
WorkCover fallout hits Gadens trio
LESS THAN six months after being cast off Victorian WorkCover Authority’s (VWA’s) panel of legal services providers, Gadens is in the final stages...
20 Oct 2003
. . . While those left standing cash in
FOR THOSE left on Victorian WorkCover Authority’s (VWA) panel after the mid-year culling of two national firms, life must be grand if developments o...
20 Oct 2003
Expert overhaul on the horizon
CALLS for reform of the way that litigants obtain and present expert evidence are gathering momentum, with the NSW Supreme Court and experts themselve...
20 Oct 2003
When the white noise takes over
While Lawyers Weekly does not report on very much else other than those things that have an impact in some way, shape or form on the business of corpo...
13 Oct 2003
Mid-tier firms top HR
IN THE FACE of sustained calls for lawyers to embrace better work life balance, a record number of firms were last week recognised for outstanding eff...
13 Oct 2003
High profile triple hire treats Corrs
AFTER simultaneously poaching two heads of practice and another senior lawyer last week, Corrs Chambers Westgarth is well on the way to earning itself...
13 Oct 2003
Together at last, Minters cracks down on conflict
MINTER ELLISON, which will become a single partnership from 2004, has just rolled out a sophisticated conflict management system at the behest of the ...
13 Oct 2003
Vic firms brace for Federal Award
VICTORIA’S entire legal profession stands on the brink of the unknown, with the State Government set to re-introduce award conditions for support st...
13 Oct 2003
Corporate lawyers eye LCA membership
ENCOURAGED by recent support from the New South Wales Bar Association, the body representing more than 2,200 in-house counsel nationwide will this mon...
13 Oct 2003
BATtered hopes pinned on Gulson
THE CONTROVERSIAL affidavit of whistleblower Frederick Gulson looks to be the only salvation for legal counsel seeking to put the squeeze on British A...
7 Oct 2003
Shanghai surprise for Aussie battlers
YEARS of lobbying the Chinese Government to open its domestic market to foreign lawyers received a welcome breakthrough last month when Shanghai-based...
7 Oct 2003
Arbitration push needs more funding: HK head
THE COMMONWEALTH Government must invest more money into Australia’s International Arbitration (IA) efforts or risk significant early inroads being l...
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