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25 Feb 2019
Old and new areas seeing M&A opportunity
Digital borders, intellectual property, real assets and strategic partnerships are the four areas where mergers and acquisition will see major impacts...
Christian Porter
25 Feb 2019
‘Lack of transparency’ in AAT appointments slammed
The Law Council of Australia has described the Morrison government’s processes in appointing members to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as “se...
22 Feb 2019
Piper Alderman responds to suit brought by own partner
National firm Piper Alderman has responded to a human rights suit brought against it by one of its own partners. ...
22 Feb 2019
Maurice Blackburn puts Westpac in firing line
Plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has filed the first class action against the major bank since the release of the final banking royal comm...
22 Feb 2019
Greater principles needed for AI regulation
Principles must be the cornerstone of artificial intelligence regulation, according to a big four accounting firm technology lawyer. ...
22 Feb 2019
BigLaw combines to address cultural diversity
Top-tier firms Herbert Smith Freehills, Clayton Utz and King & Wood Mallesons recently banded together for a panel discussion, featuring their sen...
22 Feb 2019
McCullough Robertson appoints new chair of partners
Mid-tier national firm McCullough Robertson has announced numerous changes to its executive leadership team, including the appointment of a new chair ...
22 Feb 2019
Team work and innovation go hand-in-hand
Staying at the forefront of innovation in legal operations takes team work, according to a general counsel and company secretary on the 2019 Corporate...
22 Feb 2019
German logistics solutions company advised on distribution centres
Lander & Rogers has advised German-based WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH on its development and supply to Coles Group of two automated distribut...
21 Feb 2019
Twice-convicted lawyer disqualified from practice until 2020
A Victorian-based sole practitioner has been disqualified from practising law in the state until 24 April 2020 after being convicted of “serious...
21 Feb 2019
Over 50% of lawyers want tougher anti-money laundering laws
A new survey has revealed over 50 per cent of legal practitioners want tougher anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing  legislation to be e...
21 Feb 2019
IP firm heads confident merger will go ahead despite block attempts
The bosses of two ASX-listed intellectual property firms are confident that the proposed merger between their parties will go ahead, despite moves to ...
21 Feb 2019
‘Catastrophic’ court merger must be rejected
The recently-released Senate report into the proposed merger of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court “has exposed deep flaws and ...
21 Feb 2019
Victoria to see vast changes to suppression orders
The first stage of a “suppression order overhaul” has kicked off in Victoria, with new reforms set to impact victims of sexual or family violence ...
21 Feb 2019
Ashurst weighs in on new whistleblower protections
Global law firm Ashurst has spoken out about how the passing of a new bill is set to bolster whistleblower protections in the Australian private secto...
21 Feb 2019
‘Urgent need’ for early intervention in reducing Indigenous youth incarceration
A “dramatic and urgent” whole of government response is needed in order to reduce the number of Indigenous youths detained in state juvenile justi...
20 Feb 2019
Legal practice director struck off
A Sydney-based practitioner is to be removed from the roll in NSW for multiple breaches of the Legal Profession Act, including misappropriation of tru...
20 Feb 2019
Why more lawyers should run for Parliament
Lawyers Weekly spoke with barrister Zali Steggall, the independent running against Tony Abbott in Warringah, and boutique firm principal Pallavi Sinha...
20 Feb 2019
Australia signs deal for 12 ‘regionally superior’ subs
The Commonwealth government has signed an agreement with a European naval defence powerhouse for $50 billion worth of Attack Class submarines. ...
20 Feb 2019
Thomson Geer forms ‘exclusive alliance’ to broaden regulatory scope
Thomson Geer has confirmed it has made a strategic investment in a public affairs consultancy group, with the alliance set to integrate the regulator...
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The compulsory third party system in NSW requires an urgent review, and political parties must addr...
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Mar 19 2019
Stage 1 redevelopment of ACT Law Courts complete
The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving...
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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...
Katie Johnston
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. ...