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13 May 2005
Accountant drought poses compliance crunch
FEARS ARE growing that a shortage of auditors and accountants in Australia could lead to compliance issues, and ultimately have implications for the b...
13 May 2005
FSR relief for industry and lawyers
THE LEGAL profession and financial services industry have welcomed proposed reforms to the financial services regulatory regime, which they argue will...
13 May 2005
Boutique firm Addisons seizes Coudert leaders
WITH ALREADY an impressive list of partners in its grasp, boutique firm Addisons Lawyers last month lured in three partners and a senior associate fro...
13 May 2005
Partners snared by firm structures
TRAPPED IN THEIR environs, many partners, particularly in large law firms, are unable to leave their unhappy working lives for fear of the rumour mill...
13 May 2005
FindLaw searches for best websites
ONLINE LEGAL information resource FindLaw is calling for Australian law firms to nominate their websites for the 2005 FindLaw website awards, and for ...
13 May 2005
Merger meets Qld firms’ goals
ONE OF THE few law firms in Australia practising exclusively in criminal defence has merged with a Brisbane city firm to further strengthen its positi...
13 May 2005
Victoria claims budget boost
AN INJECTION of $126 million is expected to boost the legal and justice system in Victoria, as part of the 2005-06 State Budget announced last week. A...
13 May 2005
Law Awards art to benefit Indigenous legal aid
Artwork to be auctioned at this year’s Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards will benefit a Sydney community-based legal firm that provides no-cost advic...
13 May 2005
Overseas poachers get their own back
AUSTRALIAN LAW firms are taking the challenge put to them by overseas firms, which have for so long poached Australian lawyers looking for interesting...
13 May 2005
Ion collapse brings union demands
AUSTRALIAN WORKERS are calling for legal action and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) prosecutions after the collapse of automot...
13 May 2005
THE LAW COUNCIL of Australia has deemed any attempt by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to make a retrospective change to its administrative appro...
13 May 2005
LCA condemns detention cracks
THE PEAK BODY representing the Australian legal profession has expressed alarm at the Federal Government’s admission that it mistakenly deported an ...
12 May 2005
Awards voting closes on Monday
Time is running out to play your role in the Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards 2005. Voting in the awards will be cut off at 5pm EST sharp on Monday 16...
6 May 2005
Asbestos victims’ claims to endure
NEW QUEENSLAND laws could ensure general damages claims survive the deaths of asbestos victims as part of the state’s first legal officer’s plan t...
6 May 2005
International law firms turn off Sydney grad fair
MOST OF the international law firms that attended the Sydney Law Careers Fair last year will be absent from today’s event, many of them opting inste...
6 May 2005
AML delays stoke growing anger
THE FEDERAL Government’s failure to publish draft legislation connected to its reform of anti-money laundering (AML) laws is stoking fires of anger ...
6 May 2005
SOX may force banks to go private
THE IMPACT of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) could force smaller retail financial institutions in the US to sell up or go private, a new study has warne...
6 May 2005
Clifford Chance awarded best Asian funds firm
CLIFFORD CHANCE has been named the Best Funds Law Firm at the FinanceAsia/ AsianInvestor Magazine 2005 Achievement Awards. The awards reward innovativ...
6 May 2005
OHS reform blueprint no tea party: unions
THE AUSTRALIAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry last week angered workers unions in announcing its blueprint on occupational health and safety laws, t...
6 May 2005
Law week approaches Victoria
A WEEK LONG event to promote greater community understanding of the law will take place in Melbourne and regional Victoria this month. Organisers hope...
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