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27 Feb 2019
LCA backs Labor on financial rights access to justice pledge
The Law Council of Australia is “very supportive” of the Labor Party’s promise of a $120 million contribution, over four years, from the banking...
Dubbo, NSW
27 Feb 2019
Calls for Dubbo drug court pick up
With the NSW state election next month, a local legal body has urged all political parties to formally commit to a Drug Court and Rehabilitation Cent...
Adam Laura
27 Feb 2019
Dinimus Capital establishes third investment fund
Gilbert + Tobin has advised Dinimus Capital on its new fund establishment. ...
27 Feb 2019
The 4% rule for moving your firm’s money needle
Your focus should be on intimately knowing your market and your prospects’ deepest desires, pains, fears, hopes, and dreams. You need to know them b...
27 Feb 2019
Potential probe into Adani lawyers receives state EDO backing
The Queensland Environment Defenders Office has voiced its support for a potential investigation into Adani’s lawyers, calling their legal strategy...
27 Feb 2019
Independent SA body to undertake examination of state abortion laws
An independent institution from South Australia has been selected to undergo a study into the state’s abortion laws as part of a plan to reform legi...
26 Feb 2019
What are the top non-legal skills for corporate lawyers?
New research has pinpointed the non-legal skills that law department leaders want from their corporate legal teams, according to new research. ...
26 Feb 2019
29% of legal departments and CLOs don’t have sustainability plans
According to new research, nearly three in 10 legal departments and chief legal officers don’t have corporate sustainability plans, despite playing ...
26 Feb 2019
CBA’s group general counsel to retire
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s group general counsel, who played a “critical role” in the bank’s AUSTRAC, BBSW, APRA inquiry and royal c...
26 Feb 2019
‘Radical’ changes see strengthened corporate penalties
The recent passing of Treasury law amendments for the strengthening of corporate and financial sector penalties has wider-reaching, ‘radical’ impl...
26 Feb 2019
20 law firms WGEA certified in ‘record’ gender equality year
More than twenty legal bodies have been recognised as leaders in Australian workplace gender equality as part of this year’s WGEA Employer of Choice...
26 Feb 2019
Structural mediation ‘critical’ for big banks: Slater and Gordon
Introducing formal structural mediation processes, through which independent advice is offered to customers, is how Australia’s big banks can show t...
26 Feb 2019
Is confetti the answer to the modern lawyer’s problems?
Confetti and law are perhaps not words that often appear in a sentence together, but I am starting to wonder if perhaps they should a whole lot more, ...
26 Feb 2019
Overcoming age discrimination as a criminal lawyer
In the lead up to Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30, we spoke to a young criminal lawyer about the common challenges one has to face in this complex prac...
26 Feb 2019
4 appointed as judges to Federal Court
Four barristers have been elevated to the bench of the Federal Court of Australia. ...
26 Feb 2019
HK diamond importer buys into Collins Street
In its first Australian property investment, Hong Kong’s Foo Hang Jewellery has purchased a Melbourne office tower at 595 Collins Street. ...
26 Feb 2019
Law professor appointed as mental health commissioner
The Andrews government in Victoria has announced a four-pronged panel of commissioners for its state-based Royal Commission into Mental Health, with ...
25 Feb 2019
Law student takes on Dutton
A law student has taken on Peter Dutton’s home affairs office and won, in what the Australian Catholic University has called a “breakthrough succe...
25 Feb 2019
‘Let’s not go overboard’ with Lawyer X: QLS president
The Queensland Law Society president has warned against enacting “righteous vengeance” against those caught up in Victoria’s police informant sc...
25 Feb 2019
Shine embarks on second investigation into ‘sham contracts’ case
Shine Lawyers has confirmed it is investigating a second “sham contracts” case – this time on behalf of telecommunication technicians against a ...
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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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Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Ray...
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Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Finan...
Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...