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14 Nov 2018
How firms should manage workplace bullying
A deputy president of the Fair Work Commission has spoken out about what HR and legal practitioners should know about effectively managing issues rela...
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14 Nov 2018
LIV demands rural funding as state election looms
With the 2018 Victorian state election just around the corner, the LIV has called on all parties to commit to improving metropolitan and regional lega...
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14 Nov 2018
Coleman Greig supports Western Sydney’s female athletes
The Western Sydney Academy of Sport has had a monetary boost, through the support of Coleman Greig Lawyers. ...
14 Nov 2018
NSW Bar appoints 2019 office bearers
The NSW Bar Association has announced its 2019 office bearers, after officials were voted in at an association meeting last week. ...
13 Nov 2018
In-house less inclined to adopt litigation funding
A new report has highlighted that just a small percentage of in-house legal teams are utilising litigation funding in comparison to their private prac...
13 Nov 2018
Submissions open for 2019 Corporate Counsel Awards
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13 Nov 2018
In-house only firm to help bolster legal operations education
A firm that hires in-house lawyers exclusively has signed a partnership agreement that will clarify understanding of legal operations. ...
13 Nov 2018
With more legal ‘mysteries’ to solve, we need more generalist lawyers
Last week, I asked the general counsel of one of our major corporate clients what she valued from a law firm, writes CIE Legal’s Peter George. ...
13 Nov 2018
Data value needs new policies to be unlocked
Australian organisations “must move beyond” high-profile data scandals from the last 12 months that have negatively impacted consumer confidence i...
13 Nov 2018
‘Raising awareness doesn’t have much impact’
Only by equipping lawyers with the practical tools and techniques needed to proactively combat prospective ill-health will law firms be able to have a...
13 Nov 2018
SMEs doing better on workplace mental health
Smaller firms, rather than those at the big end of town, are leading the way on promoting and facilitating optimal health and wellbeing, according to ...
13 Nov 2018
Family law reform to punish overseas child abductors
An award-winning family law specialist has backed amendments to the Family Law Act, including greater consequences for those who abduct children. ...
13 Nov 2018
‘Veil of mystery’ on NSW pardon laws to be lifted
After almost a millennium of use, a monarchist power to pardon offenders for crimes committed will be made more transparent in NSW. ...
13 Nov 2018
Port Lincoln lawyer elevated to Magistrates Court
The South Australian Magistrates Court has appointed a Port Lincoln-based lawyer to its ranks. ...
12 Nov 2018
University shakes up public perception of lawyers
The Australian National University has just wrapped up a three-year project which aimed to break down the “intractable mistrust” of lawyers among ...
12 Nov 2018
National firm partners with UoN for ‘cutting-edge’ project
Sparke Helmore Lawyers has joined forces with the University of Newcastle to conduct a research partnership that looks to shine light on the future o...
12 Nov 2018
HSF partner defects to build national’s new practice
Mills Oakley has announced a new partner for its workplace relations team, as it launches a new national workplace health and safety practice. ...
12 Nov 2018
Country NSW solicitor reprimanded, fined for unsatisfactory professional conduct
A now-retired NSW-based practitioner has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct by the state’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal. ...
12 Nov 2018
Foley’s defamation threat has implications for workplace victims of sexual harassment
Last Thursday’s proclamation by now-former NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley that he would commence defamation proceedings in response to allegations...
12 Nov 2018
‘Lawyer technologist’ roles on the rise
A hybrid role, combining the legal and IT departments of firms, is becoming the norm in overseas jurisdictions, with the trend likely to pick up spee...
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