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19 Aug 2019
Minters launches new integrated offering
MinterEllison has unveiled a new integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) offering in a bid to respond to strong client demand coming out...
Travis Schultz
19 Aug 2019
‘Don’t count on law’ to protect against scammers
A compensation lawyer said Australians should not count on the legal system to save them from scams or to recover money as “our hands are largely ti...
Jennifer Harris, Michelle Sharpe, Sophie Tversky, and Lena Chapple
16 Aug 2019
Why women must celebrate their achievements in law
With the 2019 Women in Law Awards launching this week, Lawyers Weekly spoke with four previous winners about the importance of celebrating the work be...
16 Aug 2019
Law firms not exempt from High Court ATO ruling
In what’s being described as a landmark decision, the High Court has ruled the ATO may use information from data leaks, even leaked from a law firm....
16 Aug 2019
‘Press freedom must be fiercely protected’, says LCA
The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has condemned the raids on journalists and called for stronger definitions of what constitutes harm to national sec...
16 Aug 2019
LIV calls for CCTV to monitor animal slaughter
CCTV systems should be mandatory in areas where animals are slaughtered as opposed to increasing penalties for trespassers, according to the Law Insti...
15 Aug 2019
Emotional abuse is not being properly addressed by law
Since her mother’s death at the hands of her father, Sydney-based lawyer and advocate Amani Haydar has seen numerous areas of law that need greater ...
15 Aug 2019
Lawyer X: VicPol adamant on utilising Gobbo despite death threats
Fresh evidence coming out of the Lawyer X royal commission has detailed just how insistent some members of Victoria Police were in utilising former ba...
15 Aug 2019
Women in Law Awards launched for 2019
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, is thrilled to present the eighth annual Women in Law Awards. ...
15 Aug 2019
Catholic Church not ‘above the secular law’
Survivors of child sexual abuse deserve better than the continued suggestion that the Catholic Church in Australia does not have to comply with the la...
15 Aug 2019
ASIC calls $35m loss to Westpac a ‘test case’
With this week’s news that Westpac was deemed not in breach of responsible lending guidelines, the court judgement has outlined ASIC’s failed att...
15 Aug 2019
Lawyer X: Key takeaways and predictions from the RCMPI
Between testimonies, millions of pages of evidence and ongoing secrecy, the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (RCMPI) has open...
14 Aug 2019
WA sole practitioner struck off for ‘extremely serious’ misconduct
A practitioner who “was so readily prepared to subordinate his ethical obligations” has been removed from the roll in Western Australia. ...
14 Aug 2019
Why do most Australian class actions result in settlement?
In a recent webcast, a panel of legal experts discussed how and why the majority of Australian-based class actions settle, whether that trend will cha...
14 Aug 2019
Accreditation courses ‘start of journey’ for networking
Attending courses and expanding knowledge around law is instrumental for solicitors, but it’s just “the start of a journey, and not it’s end.”...
14 Aug 2019
Urgent reform needed for whistleblower laws
The recent AFP raids highlight the need to “rein in” laws that “damage Australia’s democracy”, according to the Human Rights Law Centre. ...
14 Aug 2019
ACT Law Society ‘appalled’ at GDLP course shutdown
The ACT Law Society has expressed its frustration with the Australian National University’s (ANU) decision to end its Graduate Diploma of Legal Prac...
14 Aug 2019
Law firms advised to embrace ‘intersectionality’
Only those who embrace the concept of intersectionality can further the drive for true inclusion in the workplace, and consequently get the best out o...
13 Aug 2019
The role of senior persons in-house in addressing mental health issues
Senior professionals within a business have a significant role to play when it comes to not only addressing the deleterious impact of psychological di...
13 Aug 2019
Chances to shine and flexibility key to keeping in-house lawyers happy
Running a successful in-house legal team requires more than simply producing results for the business – it also means ensuring individual counsel fe...
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As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...