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21 Aug 2019
2019’s Top 25 Attraction Firms named
Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has uncovered the firms deemed most attractive to Australian legal professionals this year....
Dr Andrew Bell
21 Aug 2019
Australia does not need a ‘unicorn’ International Commercial Court
The idea that Australia needs a new court for the resolution of commercial disputes should be greeted with some scepticism, says the president of the ...
21 Aug 2019
Committee needed to oversee treatment of grads
Exploitation of graduate lawyers needs to stop. The establishment of an oversight committee is one way to curb such poor treatment, writes The[Pre]La...
21 Aug 2019
ALHR applauds VicPol apology to LGBTQI community
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has congratulated Victoria Police after chief commissioner Graham Ashton issued a formal apology for causin...
20 Aug 2019
Navigating regulatory issues in the beauty industry
It is a “really exciting time” to work as a lawyer in the healthcare and beauty space. However, such legal work is not without its challenges, dis...
20 Aug 2019
What will define governance between now and 2025?
New research shows that the day-to-day of a governance professional will be consumed by increased regulatory scrutiny, business complexity and technol...
20 Aug 2019
The evolution of the GC
For GCs, their role has developed from dealing with legal issues to now having to fulfil the expectation of building business value, all while deliver...
20 Aug 2019
High Court decision in Glencore ‘potentially worrying’ for in-house lawyers
A global in-house legal association has voiced its concerns about the High Court’s stance on legal professional privilege and the potential motivati...
20 Aug 2019
IAG appoints new group GC
Multinational company Insurance Australia Group has appointed a new group general counsel, who will come across from TransGrid. ...
20 Aug 2019
EY appoints new financial services law partner
Accounting firm Ernst & Young Australia has appointed a new partner for its “rapidly growing” Oceania financial services law team. ...
20 Aug 2019
How family tragedy gave one lawyer perspective on the justice system
Four years ago, Amani Haydar’s mother was murdered by her father at their family home. The aftermath of that horrific incident gave the Sydney-based...
20 Aug 2019
Whole-of-government legal services panel launched
Following a review conducted by the Attorney-General’s Department, a “diverse” panel has been created for the provision of legal services to the...
20 Aug 2019
Repeal of Medevac laws would be ‘cruel and unnecessary’
Laws allowing doctors to recommend people be evacuated from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia for medical treatment are “an important safeguard”...
20 Aug 2019
Coleman Greig event raises funds to prevent violence against women
Guests at Coleman Greig’s Women in Business event have raised over $6,000 for a charity dedicated to ending male violence against women and their ch...
20 Aug 2019
Qld courts protect animals with lifetime bans
A report by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has shed light on the number of animal cruelty offences, with 250 revealed to be banned from ow...
20 Aug 2019
Hamilton Locke absorbs McMahon Clarke staff for Melbourne office
Hamilton Locke has opened an office in Melbourne, absorbing two partners and seven additional staff from funds management and real estate firm McMahon...
19 Aug 2019
How young barristers can get their practices off the ground
For those who choose to go to the bar at an early age, success will require open communication, care for mental health and willingness to put one’s ...
19 Aug 2019
The deadly sins of oral advocates: Part Two
There are numerous mistakes that professionals before the bench can make, but there are also corresponding virtues to those mistakes, according to a S...
19 Aug 2019
Real estate trust advised on acquisition of Darling Park office complex
Listed Australian investment trust GPT Group has been advised on an office complex acquisition worth over half a billion dollars. ...
19 Aug 2019
IPH completes Xenith acquisition
After months in the making, intellectual property firm IPH Limited has successfully completed its acquisition of Xenith IP Group. ...
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As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...