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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...
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....
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Jul 25 2018
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
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May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...