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14 Dec 2004
Best practice in family law fixed
THE WIZENED and senior have imparted their knowledge on how best to practise family law in new guidelines released last week by the federal Attorney-G...
14 Dec 2004
Internal control failures drive fraud
LAX INTERNAL control frameworks and a lack of awareness are allowing corporate fraud to flourish in Australia and NZ, according to a recent study.Inte...
14 Dec 2004
Solicitors do the right thing: Law Society
THE FALLING number of complaints against solicitors investigated by the Law Society of New South Wales can be attributed to its keeping the profession...
14 Dec 2004
Judges be cool in times of temper: Kirby
IN THE light of talk about “parliamentary sovereignty” in Australia and New Zealand, an Australian High Court judge has pulled the judicia...
3 Dec 2004
Women in law are off the agenda: Summers
THE “PRECIOUS LITTLE” power that women have in this country is not much greater in the legal profession, journalist, author and speaker on...
3 Dec 2004
Indigenous legal tendering chaos confirmed
SPURRED ON by recent changes to the provision of legal aid to Indigenous Australians, legal professionals have been questioning how the new commercial...
3 Dec 2004
M&A methodology debate sparked at Freehills
THERE NEEDS to be a more rational debate on schemes of arrangement and how they affect “change-of-control” transactions, according to Free...
3 Dec 2004
Boasted Qld grants just small fry
THE QUEENSLAND State Government last week announced the delivery of its community legal centre grants, which are set to improve the quality of legal a...
3 Dec 2004
Legal shortfall threatens justice
THERE IS potential for serious shortfall in the number of lawyers willing to do legal aid work in the regional and rural areas of Queensland. The prob...
3 Dec 2004
Cost of business stakes in law too high: UK
THE RAMIFICATIONS of allowing businesses to take a stake in legal practices would be enormous, the chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, Stephen I...
3 Dec 2004
Government lawyers lured to pro bono work
A PAPER encouraging government lawyers to do pro bono work has been delivered by the peak national pro bono resource organisation. Identifying barrier...
3 Dec 2004
Indigenous youth beckoned to law
A GUIDE for Indigenous students wanting to study law has been launched at a seminar at the University of NSW. A Guide to Indigenous Legal Education in...
3 Dec 2004
Modern eye for the Law Institute
“IT IS a complete makeover that would make even Carson from Queer Eye For The Straight Guy pleased,” Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) presi...
3 Dec 2004
Lawyers to call for migration law reform
APPALLED BY a recent High Court decision to uphold the federal government’s right to detain asylum seekers indefinitely, a group of lawyers is takin...
1 Dec 2004
Legal professional privilege ousted for Hardie
LEGAL PROFESSIONAL privilege hangs in the balance as the Federal Government last week introduced laws into parliament that would enable the nation’s...
30 Nov 2004
Bells keep ringing for Lawyers Weekly
CONTINUING ITS red-hot run of form, Lawyers Weekly has once again garnered awards for itself at the annual ABSP Bell Awards late last week.Underlining...
26 Nov 2004
Legal aid booms in Queensland
IT WAS a case of ‘build it and they will come’ when Legal Aid Queensland set up its free telephone information and advice service, which resulted ...
26 Nov 2004
Law graduates to go bush in Queensland
YOUNG LAWYERS are being lured back to the bush by a new program aimed at reversing a legal brain drain in the remote areas of Queensland.The Regional ...
26 Nov 2004
Silence not golden in media crisis: lawyers
LAWYERS ARE not doing their clients any favours by advising them to disengage with the media during crises, chairman of the International Bar Associat...
26 Nov 2004
“Am I missing something” at Gadens
LAWYERS AT Gadens will think outside the square and about the natural environment, if nothing else, due to a new art instalment in the firm’s Brisba...
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