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19 Sep 2003
Million dollar QLS backlash mooted
THE QUEENSLAND Law Society (QLS) may be made to pay heavily for unsuccessful charges brought against a pair of Gold Coast property lawyers, originally...
19 Sep 2003
LCA cooking up national brief recipe
THE MODEL Briefing Policy (MBP) used by Victoria’s Government to ensure panel law firms outsource work to barristers regardless of gender will be us...
19 Sep 2003
New president wants an even landscape
IF THINGS fall into place as Bob Gotterson QC anticipates they will, lawyers can expect to read and hear a lot more about their peak body.The Law Coun...
19 Sep 2003
Fox high tailing it in Canberra
GETTING a piece of Commonwealth Government legal work is hard enough for those without long-standing ties in the industry.And last week, Phillips Fox ...
19 Sep 2003
No ifs or butts for Gilbert
PROFIT, time sheets, and a good dose of visionary “arse-kicking”, have been revealed as the formula behind Gilbert + Tobin’s dramatic ri...
19 Sep 2003
Get your hands off our wheel: Client “from hell”
PRIVATE law firms should know their place “in the food chain” and not be so forceful when dealing with clients, says Elizabeth Nosworthy.I...
19 Sep 2003
HGR backs away from watchdog’s growl
MID-TIER firm Herbert Geer & Rundle (HGR) has acknowledged a warning from corporate watchdog the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ...
19 Sep 2003
Queensland keeps conveyancing door firmly shut
The work of a NSW licensed conveyancer is not, nor can it be made substantially the same as that of a Queensland solicitor, the Administrative Appeals...
19 Sep 2003
Freedom of speech test given away
US FREEDOM of speech has taken a battering with Nike deciding not to challenge a Supreme Court ruling made against it. The lawsuit, that was expected ...
19 Sep 2003
LCA slams ‘police state’ proposal
THE LAW Council of Australia (LCA) has slammed a government proposal saying it is redolent of a police state and incompatible with the principles of a...
11 Sep 2003
Case study: harvesting work-life balance
TWENTY-SIX year-old Cath Devine grew up in Melbourne and studied law at Monash University. Devine always planned to work in a country firm and in Nove...
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...
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