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15 Apr 2019
‘No excuse’ for failing to address ‘immediate crisis’ in family courts
While the Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into the family law system should and will be carefully considered, immediate solutions are still needed t...
Neville Carter
15 Apr 2019
College of Law boss opens up about today’s law school paradigm
Neville Carter AM, CEO and principal of The College of Law, has offered some insight into today’s law school environment, including whether the deba...
israel folau termination of contract rugby australia not human rights matter
15 Apr 2019
Israel Folau’s sacking is about contract, not human rights
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract with Rugby Australia is a straightforward contractual matter, and there is no basis for trying to...
15 Apr 2019
Woolworths conducts off-market buy-back
Following the recently completed sale of its petrol business, Woolworths Group Limited has been advised on an off-market share buy-back. ...
15 Apr 2019
NSW gold mine attracts funding
Maddocks has advised Diversified Minerals on both syndicated project finance and a royalty to fund development of a NSW gold mine. ...
15 Apr 2019
MinterEllison adds 2 to life sciences
MinterEllison has nabbed two IP specialists for its Tier 1 Life Sciences practice. ...
15 Apr 2019
IPH one step closer to Xenith takeover
IPH Limited has confirmed it has entered into a binding Scheme Implementation Deed with Xenith IP Group Limited, after a new offer was made between t...
15 Apr 2019
Baker McKenzie report flags trends in ‘age of hypercomplexity’
A report looking into Asia-Pacific business and legal macrotrends has been released by Baker McKenzie, pinpointing vast opportunities and challenges f...
12 Apr 2019
Podcast: Forging a successful career in non-traditional legal roles
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Keypoint Law CEO, Warren Kalinko. ...
12 Apr 2019
Jones Day responds to ‘fraternity culture’ class action
Global firm Jones Day has issued a statement responding to the filed complaint of six former associates of the firm, labelling the claims of pay discr...
12 Apr 2019
What can lawyers learn from Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones is, arguably, the most consequential television show of this decade. As such, it is prudent to consider whether the show offers lesson...
12 Apr 2019
Final family law reform report released
The long-awaited Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report into the family law system has been released to the public, with the aim of ensurin...
12 Apr 2019
Holding Redlich re-elects national managing partner
National firm Holding Redlich has re-elected its national managing partner for a second four-year stint. ...
12 Apr 2019
DLA Piper teams up with refugee advocates for access to justice
Global firm DLA Piper has partnered with the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre to deliver its first Australia-based Know Your Rights Legal Empowerme...
12 Apr 2019
JP Morgan advised on $125m Credit Corp cap raise
Australian debt buyer Credit Corp Group has raised $125 million in order to fund its expansion into the United States, which was fully underwritten by...
11 Apr 2019
Lack of positive human rights policy amplifies applicant stress
The lack of positive change to human rights and immigration law policy in Australia has created heightened stress for those the laws impact, with one ...
11 Apr 2019
High Court affirms safe access to abortion clinics
The High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment in response to a challenge to the validity of Victorian and Tasmanian abortion service safe a...
11 Apr 2019
LCA calls for action ahead of federal election
The Law Council of Australia has highlighted key areas of legislative reform it says needs improvement for the betterment of the Australian community,...
11 Apr 2019
McCabe Curwood launches new building and construction practice
Mid-tier firm McCabe Curwood has hired a partner from Mills Oakley to create a building and construction practice group, marking the latest expansion ...
11 Apr 2019
Customs House has new owner
Sydney’s Customs House has been purchased by the city from the Commonwealth of Australia. ...
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May 15 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
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May 14 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because o...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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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...
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Apr 16 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...