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19 Aug 2004
Incompetent jurors spark reform debate
A SENIOR New South Wales judge last week called for the introduction of majority verdicts after a specified period of deliberation, arguing it is nece...
19 Aug 2004
Mallesons’ new chief to lead firm into Asia
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES’ new chief executive partner, Robert Milliner, will make the firm’s push into the Chinese market one of the priorities of...
19 Aug 2004
Mid tier finds the sweet spot
WHILE TOP-TIER firms seem to have reached some sort of stalemate, with Minter Ellison calling a mature market in Australia and Mallesons Stephen Jaque...
19 Aug 2004
The new top man at Mallesons
Following rapidly the announcement of the firm’s merger with Kwok & Yih, Mallesons Stephen Jaques has named Robert Milliner, former managing pa...
19 Aug 2004
Phillips Fox: a law firm of the year in insurance
PHILLIPS FOX made its mark in the insurance industry last week at the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Insurance Awards dinner, winning the Law Fir...
19 Aug 2004
Hulls’ sentencing council meets protesters head on
VICTORIAN ATTORNEY-GENERAL Rob Hulls has stumbled into controversy surrounding new appointments to the State’s first independent Sentencing Advisory...
19 Aug 2004
Legal experts tackle terror laws
LAW IS one of our allies and can help us in the fight against terrorism, international legal experts heard last week at the inaugural meeting of the l...
19 Aug 2004
Ludwig calls for probity on law firm outsourcing
A PARLIAMENTARY stoush continued last week over the tendering out of legislative reviews to law firms. The Minister representing the federal Attorney-...
19 Aug 2004
Freehills shares social service accolade
FREEHILLS AND Perth’s Sussex Street Community Law Service (SSCLS) have been awarded for their combined efforts in providing access to legal services...
19 Aug 2004
Mallesons ties the knot in China
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES, one of the nation’s biggest law firms, has merged its Hong Kong practice with Kwok & Yih, thus expanding its presence ...
19 Aug 2004
Solving the Chinese puzzle
Mallesons Stephen Jaques outlined the strategy behind the firm’s merger with Chinese firm Kwok & Yih to David HovendenMallesons’ merger with ...
19 Aug 2004
Our lawyers are California dreaming
AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS have been given a further chance to mix with the United States’ top legal eagles thanks to the introduction of a program that wil...
2 Jul 2004
LCA-raps-terror-reforms
THE LAW Council has condemned recent amendments to anti-terrorism laws, arguing they may discourage suspects from cooperating with authorities and lea...
2 Jul 2004
All aboard for the pro bono tour
AUSTRALIA’S PRO BONO Centre has praised the concept of driving a ‘pro bono bus’ around the country to promote the notion of giving, following En...
2 Jul 2004
Qld lawyers log on to electronic professional development
LEGAL PROFESSIONAL development in Queensland will increasingly be influenced by technology as the Federal Government moves closer to introducing manda...
2 Jul 2004
Lawyers’ new Melbourne lair
MELBOURNE’S LEGAL profession is carving out a new niche in the west end of the city’s CBD, according to DTZ Holdings, international property advis...
2 Jul 2004
Prepare our justice system for terrorism: ALRC
AUSTRALIA’S COURTS and tribunals must change the way they operate when dealing with classified and security sensitive information, according to a re...
2 Jul 2004
Windsor demands legal aid explanation
Windsor demands legal aid explanationQuestions over what is happening with Australia’s legal aid continued to be asked in federal parliament last w...
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
PwC-Legal-suffers-further-redundancies
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PwC) Legal has confirmed it has made “a number of positions” redundant.The legal arm of PWC was quick to deny repo...
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