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11 Sep 2003
Key attorney loses car
HE MAY BE Australia’s top law officer, but Federal Attorney-General Daryl Williams was last month left stranded without a set of wheels after the mi...
11 Sep 2003
Desperate property law needs image renovation
THANKS IN part to a recent saturation on prime-time TV, Australia’s property stocks continue to soar despite warnings that the bubble may burst soon...
11 Sep 2003
Mallesons prospers from Allens IP conflict
A POSSIBLE client conflict within Allens Arthur Robinson’s (AAR) patent and trademark arm has led to the release of six team members, including part...
11 Sep 2003
Mallesons partner flies nest to London
A NUMBER of Mallesons Stephen Jaques lawyers transferred to London over the past year were joined in the UK by former workmate Richard Marshall last w...
11 Sep 2003
No details, but devilish Tassie time looms
THE LATEST solicitor guild to be stung by reforms abolishing self-regulation, the Law Society of Tasmania, may also be the first to take politicians d...
11 Sep 2003
Freehills saw the light before they went out
OPPORTUNISTIC staff at Freehills eyeing a few unexpected days off work last week as a result of Sydney’s CBD black out, can blame the Millennium Bug...
11 Sep 2003
Bendigo to law school
Struggling with an ageing legal population and an annual exodus of young practitioners, Bendigo will next year become Victoria’s first regional cent...
11 Sep 2003
Nicol Halletts mass walk out shakes up Brisbane
A BIDDING war has erupted between three unnamed national firms desperately chasing the services of up to 45 staff who recently resigned from Brisbane-...
4 Sep 2003
Mixed financial report card reflects the times
Revenue figures for 2002/03 reflect a subdued year, not to mention a particularly flat third quarter. Francis Wilkins discovers while the business of...
4 Sep 2003
Tobacco judge has Corrs smokin’
CORRS Chambers Westgarth and Supreme Court of Victoria’s Justice Geoffrey Eames mightn’t see eye-to-eye on the British American Tobacco (BAT) docu...
4 Sep 2003
Bendigo law school
STRUGGLING with an aging legal population and an annual exodus of young practitioners, Bendigo will next year become Victoria’s first regional centr...
4 Sep 2003
Impaired clients blur judgment
THE LAW Society of NSW this week responded to a chorus of concerns from members of the profession caught in the precarious position of following instr...
4 Sep 2003
Discrimination: are you game?
WHILE traditional board games like chess, draughts and backgammon all pit black against white, a new pastime recently arrived Down Under is attempting...
4 Sep 2003
Better late than never
THE frequency of tales regarding those leaving behind a career as a lawyer to pursue options outside the profession appears to be growing, however it ...
4 Sep 2003
A-G, top-tiers complete Mission Malaysia
FOR THE second time in a month, federal Attorney-General Daryl Williams has travelled to Asia on a fact-finding mission to push the case of Australian...
27 Aug 2003
Freehills to set up national tax MDP
FREEHILLS will establish a multi-disciplinary practice (MDP) upon implementation of the National Profession Project (NPP), it was confirmed last week....
27 Aug 2003
Profession Rann raided
SOUTH Australian Premier Mike Rann has accused lawyers of shunning accountability and demanded they toughen up.Speaking before a ‘hostile’ audienc...
27 Aug 2003
Sexist briefs may pants Vic firms
THE 33 law firms on the Victorian Government’s legal services panel are set to bear the brunt of fallout over new evidence pointing towards briefing...
27 Aug 2003
Coudert head welcomes Sydney to IA brotherhood
SYDNEY is on the right track in its drive to become a regional international arbitration (IA) centre, according to Coudert Brothers worldwide head Dav...
27 Aug 2003
Winds of change carry chief Mann to Blakes
EFFECTS of Freehills’ decision to roll over parts of its tax division into a multi-disciplinary practice (MDP) took only 24 hours to manifest, with ...
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