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2 Jul 2004
Roxon condemns A-G’s version of justice
SHADOW Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has criticised the way the Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, does his job. His focus on terrorism and security ha...
2 Jul 2004
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PwC) Legal has confirmed it has made “a number of positions” redundant.The legal arm of PWC was quick to deny repo...
25 Jun 2004
Lawyers on the Queen’s list
PEOPLE ACROSS Australia were last week awarded Order of Australia medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The legal profession accounted for a ...
25 Jun 2004
England’s QC reforms are their own: NSW Bar
AUSTRALIA’S LEGAL profession is unlikely to be affected by the “radical” reforms to the mother country’s 400-year-old system for selec...
25 Jun 2004
Still doubt over justice for Hicks
THE NATIONAL body representing Australia’s legal profession has questioned whether Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks could ever receive...
25 Jun 2004
Shadow A-G reviles legal aid plans
“GRAVE INJUSTICES” in the access provided for legal aid funding have been identified by a recent parliamentary report, according to Shadow...
25 Jun 2004
Plans for ATSILS condemned
Plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services condemnedINDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS face a future where their access to justice is negligi...
25 Jun 2004
Law Council backs federal corruption watchdog
THE LAW Council of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will establish an independent body to address corruption amo...
25 Jun 2004
NYC grabs Clayton Utz lawyer
FIONA MCLEAY is the first Australian from a private law firm to be selected for the master’s degree in public service law at New York University (NY...
25 Jun 2004
Kennedy urges legal activism
A LEADING international law expert has urged humanitarians to take a more pragmatic and responsible approach in their efforts at making the world more...
25 Jun 2004
Freehills lawyer heads for Athens
DESPITE A disappointing performance at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Freehills lawyer Evelyn Halls is off to Athens in August for another try at Gold.Arme...
25 Jun 2004
Playing hard to sue
The NSW inquiry into James Hardie Industries may have shown how a company can sidestep liability, writes Francis Wilkins, but a class action against ...
18 Jun 2004
Senate Inquiry: Corker has his say on pro bono
THE GOVERNMENT should commit itself to ongoing funding of the National Pro Bono Resource Centre past 2006 and forgo plans to provide only seed funding...
18 Jun 2004
Cowley Hearne loses Cowley but keeps Hearne
THE HISTORY of a law firm was told recently at a party acknowledging the retirement of Graham Cowley, founding partner of Sydney law firm Cowley Hearn...
18 Jun 2004
ACT Aborigines to lose out: Stanhope
THE AUSTRALIAN Capital Territory’s Aboriginal Legal Service is headed for a “great blow” unless the Federal Government’s tender proces...
18 Jun 2004
Lawyers, lift your ethics: Law Institute
IN AN attempt to raise the standard of ethics within the legal profession in Victoria, the Law Institute has launched a new ethics handbook for practi...
18 Jun 2004
Lawyers called on to help human rights
LAWYERS HAVE a responsibility to help create a human rights culture in the ACT, according to Chief Minister and Attorney-General Jon Stanhope.Speaking...
18 Jun 2004
NZ and Aus: A legal handshake
NEW ZEALAND and Australian government officials met last week at the first meeting of the Trans-Tasman Working Group on Court Proceedings and Regulato...
18 Jun 2004
THE FEDERAL Government should overhaul its legal aid funding arrangements and return to the cooperative model with the states and territories in place...
18 Jun 2004
The Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association last week announced the appointment of Tom Goudkamp as national president. Goudkamp will replace John Gor...
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