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3 Jun 2005
Maddocks for the arts
LAW FIRM MADDOCKS has revealed a soft spot for the arts by investing in an prize for upcoming artists. A Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduate ...
3 Jun 2005
APRA draws fire on corporate groups proposal
THE AUSTRALIAN Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) faced immediate criticism last month after it released proposed prudential requirements for corp...
3 Jun 2005
Australian Law Awards 2005 – full list of winners
More than 500 guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining, entertainment, a keynote speech by Julian Burnside QC and the presentation of 33 trophies in t...
27 May 2005
NSW employers banned from spying on emails
EMPLOYERS WHO read workers’ private emails or spy on them without their permission may soon risk criminal charges under laws recently introduced by ...
27 May 2005
Funds to strengthen legal institutions
NATIONAL SECURITY, border protection and stronger legal and law enforcement institutions were the focus of funding commitments announced by the Govern...
27 May 2005
LCA slams Corby’s trial by media
IT WAS A case of trial by media last week, according to the Law Council of Australia (LCA), when Channel Nine aired a television special on accused dr...
27 May 2005
Freehills scoops securitisation specialist
TOP TIER firm Freehills has announced the recent recruitment of Blake Dawson Waldron securitisation partner Tessa Hoser to the firm’s banking and fi...
27 May 2005
Profession condemns torture vision
A NATIONAL lawyers’ association has condemned the widely reported views of two academics that the torture of suspects by officials is justified in s...
27 May 2005
Lawyers consider alternative billing
AS THE ISSUE of time-based billing again came to the fore last week with reports that clients are pressuring firms to find alternatives, law firms the...
27 May 2005
Intelligence or evidence?
THE CONTEXT within which DNA evidence is collected and used needs to be revisited, according to Simon Walsh, forensic expert at the University of Tech...
27 May 2005
ABL in battle for the ‘tweens’
ARNOLD BLOCH Leibler last week successfully defended a passing-off and misleading and deceptive conduct action brought against Next Publishing by Paci...
27 May 2005
Gadens woos recruits with child’s play
GADENS LAWYERS’ unique approach to marketing once again came to the fore at the recent Sydney Law Careers Fair. As both international and Australian...
27 May 2005
Directors cheer liability move
BOARD MEMBERS greeted a controversial proposal to extend liability to below board level with cautious optimism last month.The Corporations and Markets...
27 May 2005
Nepal’s rule of law compromised
AN INTERNATIONAL human rights observation mission to Nepal, led by Blake Dawson Waldron partner Dr Gordon Hughes, has found that the rule of law and h...
27 May 2005
Green light for States on defamation
THE STATES and Territories have been given a green light with regards to the uniform defamation debate, it has been revealed. A letter from the federa...
27 May 2005
Allens takes out Chambers award
ALLENS ARTHUR Robinson toppled its strongest rivals last week in winning the Chambers Australasian Firm of the Year Award.The firm held out runners up...
27 May 2005
Book now for the Australian Law Awards!
This year’s Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards are less than a week away. The shortlisted firms have been announced, anticipation is building and you ...
23 May 2005
Court warns against frivolous sackings
RECENT COURT rulings make it clear that employers must go through a fair process before they can dismiss an employee for absenteeism, according to a n...
23 May 2005
Women advocated for High Court
THE PEAK body representing women lawyers across Australia last week presented a list of outstanding women to the federal Attorney-General for consider...
23 May 2005
Government plans tax deductions for business
BUSINESSES WILL see an increase in the range of tax deductions available to them under the federal Government’s plan to provide systematic treatment...
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