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15 Apr 2005
Legal panel to protect Aussie nationals
THE “TROUBLED TIMES in which we live” have spurred the peak body representing the Australian legal profession into establishing a Human Ri...
15 Apr 2005
Lawyering to debating at Clayton Utz
A CLAYTON UTZ lawyer has taken her expertise to a new market, using debating skills acquired working with the firm’s litigation and insolvency group...
15 Apr 2005
Ethical dilemmas in focus
ETHICAL DILEMMAS faced by in-house lawyers, government lawyers and public servants in their day-to-day work will be the focus of a half-day seminar he...
15 Apr 2005
Freehills to scope final sale
Law Firm Freehills has snapped up one of the year’s most coveted deals, the scoping study that may lead to the final sale of Telstra. The firm will ...
15 Apr 2005
Regulatory confusion delays Basel II projects
CONTINUING CONFUSION over home/host regulatory issues is adding unwanted complications to Basel II implementation projects globally, according to a le...
15 Apr 2005
ACLA to endorse Law Awards
THE PEAK BODY representing Australia’s in-house lawyers has thrown its support behind the Australian Law Awards, arguing they represent an important...
15 Apr 2005
Lawyers to debate and vote in new online forum
EACH AND every legal professional can now raise, debate and vote on questions of interest to the profession via an online forum. The forum uses the sa...
8 Apr 2005
High Court judge calls for independence
A HIGH COURT judge has defended the independence of the legal profession, arguing that lawyers need to be free to carry out their work without fear of...
8 Apr 2005
Economic health may be hiding accounting fraud
BENIGN ECONOMIC conditions globally may be masking accounting frauds, according to a leading ratings agency.Fitch Ratings said that the absence of cor...
8 Apr 2005
ICA defends tort reforms
THE PEAK Australian insurance body has hit back at claims that, even despite recent tort reform, premiums have not been significantly reduced, also re...
8 Apr 2005
Work debate spurs women lawyers
THE NEW South Wales legal profession is poised to become actively engaged in a public debate on the issue of work and family balance. As Lawyers Weekl...
8 Apr 2005
Angus to head Vic College of Law
IAN ANGUS has been appointed as the new CEO of the College of Law in Victoria.Bringing with him 15 years experience as senior counsel and company secr...
8 Apr 2005
What’s in a (court’s) name?
VICTORIA’S COURTS may be renamed and judicial titles changed under proposals by the State’s Attorney-General to make the justice system more relev...
8 Apr 2005
Taxing issues set for corporate NZ: lawyer
CORPORATE NEW ZEALAND should consider tax consequences as it moves towards the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, according to a...
8 Apr 2005
Silver not tarnishing for Minters
MINTER ELLISON was the only law firm to take part in the recently published Corporate Responsibility Index, a self-assessment tool to assess a company...
8 Apr 2005
Bail law should be overhauled
THE LAW Society of New South Wales has called for an overhaul of the law for determining bail, submitting key recommendations to the State Government ...
8 Apr 2005
Free press vital for rule of law
FREEDOM OF the press played a vital role in upholding the rule of law, but was only effective when backed by an independent and committed legal system...
8 Apr 2005
Dubbo public hearing for Indigenous Australians
AN INQUIRY into the provision of legal aid services to Indigenous Australian was recommenced last week by the Federal Parliament’s Public Accounts a...
8 Apr 2005
Hardie legalities cause further pay delays
LEGAL COMPLEXITIES have been blamed for the postponement of the agreement to fund compensation for victims of James Hardie’s asbestos products.The N...
1 Apr 2005
New compliance chief at ASIC
THE AUSTRALIAN Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has appointed Jennifer O’Donnell as executive director of compliance.O’Donnell replace...
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