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9 Mar 2004
Gov lawyers’ voices soon to be heard
THE CHANGING nature of legal practice in Victoria requires all members of the profession to be brought under one wing. Government lawyers would then h...
5 Mar 2004
Law awards winners
Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards 2004 Australian Law Firm of the Year Award (<25 practising certificates): Swaab Attorneys Australian Law Firm of ...
2 Mar 2004
LCA helps lawyers through FSR
The Financial Services Reform Act 2001 (FSR) has changed the licensing requirements of lawyers and individual practitioners need to ensure they don’...
2 Mar 2004
Online legal research aids lawyers’ work quality
LAWYERS are increasingly tracking international legal developments and investing in technology to advance their practise of law, according to a new su...
2 Mar 2004
Rest assured with new powers of attorney
OLDER PEOPLE suffering from mental incapacity will see their best interests given further protection following the commencement of the Powers of Attor...
2 Mar 2004
LCA: Still no justice in Guantanamo Bay
THE LATEST US Government proposal to conduct annual internal reviews for Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Australians David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib...
2 Mar 2004
EY Law hires in Moscow
BIG FOUR accountancy firm Ernst and Young has bolstered its commitment to providing legal services in Europe with the recent hire of James Mandel, fro...
2 Mar 2004
LCA “heartened”: Hicks may come home
THE FEDERAL Government has decided to amend legislation in order to recognise the verdicts of US-style military commissions, but appears to have given...
2 Mar 2004
Lavarch new QUT Dean
THE FORMER Secretary General of the Law Council of Australia, Michael Lavarch, has found his new calling. He will begin as the Dean of Queensland Univ...
2 Mar 2004
The Legal Oscars approach
ABOUT 500 members of the legal profession are preparing to attend the Oscars of the legal industry, to be held this week at the Four Seasons Hotel in ...
2 Mar 2004
Greedy lawyers become the prey
ROGUE LAW FIRMS and greedy lawyers that overcharge and over service may see their exorbitant fees threatened by an inquiry to be conducted by a new go...
2 Mar 2004
Scrap time-based billing:ALRC
ECHOING the words of NSW’s most senior judge, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has launched an attack on time-based billing for lawyers, ...
2 Mar 2004
ICC calls on lawyers to join counsel
The International Criminal Court has called on members of the Australian legal profession to join its list of counsel. The stimulating environment and...
2 Mar 2004
Attack on money laundering threatens justice
LAW FIRMS may soon face a range of new compliance requirements while lawyers and their clients see an erosion of confidentiality under the Federal Gov...
24 Feb 2004
Judges’ super attracts legal cream
IN A LANDMARK case of the Liberal Party listening to the Labor Party for the first time in eight years of ALP Opposition, John Howard apparently knew ...
24 Feb 2004
Freehills tops IPO results
Freehills helped clients raise more money than any other firm during the year, according to a 2003 initial public offerings (IPO) Survey.Acting on sev...
24 Feb 2004
Environment blows in works for lawyers
Environmental and corporate lawyers will see an increase in work, following the ninth review of the Corporate Law Economic Reform Program (CLERP 9), a...
24 Feb 2004
Legal arms account for more losses
Changes to the legal arms of accounting firms characterised by the migration of employees to large law firms continued last week.Ernst & Young Law...
24 Feb 2004
Legal support fails justice: LCA report
DISADVANTAGED Australians do not have adequate access to legal representation and this is having a detrimental effect on the legal system and the deli...
24 Feb 2004
Property prompts further growth
The property market has seen further attention from law firms as Herbert Geer & Rundle (HGR) appointed two new partners, a senior associate and se...
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