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11 Mar 2005
Employees now calling the shots, says lawyer
THERE IS an increasing trend towards an individualisation of employment arrangements, according to a Maddocks partner. This means that employers are i...
11 Mar 2005
Voters go online for Law Awards
IN A WORLD first for online poll technology, an innovative and secure voting website has been designed for the 2005 Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards.I...
11 Mar 2005
Australia subscribes to US style govt procurement
AS LAWYERS and the Government grapple with the inevitable and predicted implications of the Australia and US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and the resul...
11 Mar 2005
MBC snaps up PI through merger
AS FIRMS in New South Wales are said to be shying away from personal injuries, plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn Cashman (MBC) has further expanded...
11 Mar 2005
Articled clerks write rave reviews
MOST YOUNG lawyers in Victoria felt their article clerkship training met their expectations, a survey has revealed, despite speculation last year that...
11 Mar 2005
Uniform laws to be weighed up
FEDERAL PARLIAMENT’S Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee wants to know whether the differences in state and federal laws affect trade and com...
11 Mar 2005
Law and morality go hand in hand
ANY DISCUSSION of judicial ethics “must involve a broader and deeper consideration of the nexus between law and morality”, Chief Justice M...
11 Mar 2005
Lawyers beckon civil rights watchdog
A CIVIL rights watchdog is needed to help halt the trampling of people’s rights in this country, according to the peak body representing plaintiff l...
4 Mar 2005
Lawyer warns contract makers of risky market
A CLAYTON UTZ lawyer has warned construction industry leaders that they must secure the right contractual arrangements if they want to avoid being cau...
4 Mar 2005
Gadens reflects on PNG
PORT MORESBY was the setting for a major cocktail event last week when Gadens Lawyers pulled together a network of local political and business dignit...
4 Mar 2005
Lawyers prepare for Gold Coast’s POLA
MEMBERS OF the legal profession from across the Asia Pacific region will next month descend on the Gold Coast for the 16th annual POLA Conference, bei...
4 Mar 2005
Calls for closer ties between ASX and ASIC
THE AUSTRALIAN Stock Exchange (ASX) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) should work more closely on corporate governance i...
4 Mar 2005
Gadens goes green
THE GOOD intentions of the annual institution we call Clean Up Australia have found their way into Australian law firms, which are now able to demonst...
4 Mar 2005
Law Awards take new poll position
AS LAWYERS WEEKLY went to press earlier this week, finishing touches were being put to the website that will host an online poll which will revolution...
4 Mar 2005
Acting against Victoria’s judges?
THE VICTORIAN Nationals argue the proposed Bill “comes on top of mistakes made by this government”, while the Liberals have “substan...
25 Feb 2005
Judges deserve pay after social extradition: Senator
A QUEENSLAND senator has spoken out against proposals to dock judges’ pay and superannuation, claiming any plans to do so misunderstand what it is j...
25 Feb 2005
Lawyer warns of new visa rules
A SYDNEY immigration lawyer has warned that employers who hire foreign nationals to work in Australia and sponsor them for permanent resident visas ne...
25 Feb 2005
Hulls demands a human rights revolution
AUSTRALIA SHOULD be disappointed in itself, the first law officer of Victoria said last week. It is Australians’ “collective shame” that...
25 Feb 2005
North calls for a united and brave profession
IT WAS a week of good conscience as calls came from across Australia last week for the legal profession to help in the fight for human rights. The pea...
25 Feb 2005
UTS brings lawyers to the lab
A WORLD-FIRST handbook for lawyers, police and scientists on the use of DNA evidence was launched this week at the University of Technology, Sydney (U...
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