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11 Apr 2019
Suncorp advised on sale of Resilium
Australian insurer Suncorp has been advised on the sale of its authorised representative network, Resilium, through a management buyout. ...
Jones Day
11 Apr 2019
Jones Day being sued by 6 associates for ‘fraternity culture’
The United States arm of global firm Jones Day is facing a class action from six female attorneys, all former associates of the firm, for “systemic ...
Morgan Scholz and Trent Chugg
11 Apr 2019
Special counsel and senior associate join KCL Law
KCL Law has made two new appointments across its practice offerings, one in the firm’s banking and finance practice and another in property pract...
11 Apr 2019
NSW practitioners urged to ‘act now’ to prepare for electronic conveyancing mandate
Lawyers and conveyancers in NSW are being encouraged to adequately prepare for the electronic conveyancing mandate, which comes into effect in July of...
10 Apr 2019
IP in 2019: Opportunities and challenges
The proliferation of new technologies, social media and intermediary liability, inconsistent jurisdictional protections and changing approaches to ris...
10 Apr 2019
Qld appoints ‘highly respected’ barrister as new Solicitor-General
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed a former president of the state’s Bar Association to be the next Solicitor-Ge...
10 Apr 2019
Resources companies acquire engineering brand’s businesses
Two resources companies have been advised on their acquisition of a diversified engineering and infrastructure company’s resources, power and water ...
10 Apr 2019
Creevey Russell flags ‘inadequate’ animal activist fines
Creevey Russell Lawyers has urged the government to do more to protect businesses being impacted by animal activist groups. ...
10 Apr 2019
IPH makes new offer to acquire Xenith IP
The ASX-listed firm has submitted a revised proposal to acquire Xenith IP Group Limited, following “constructive discussions” between the pair. ...
10 Apr 2019
Baby formula business advised on share placement, acquisition of formula producer
Bubs Australia has been advised on its agreement to place shares to C2 Capital Partners and off-market trade, and its conditional acquisition of infan...
10 Apr 2019
Global M&A stays steady despite dire predictions
Technology-driven disruption has helped the global M&A market to remain resilient, despite predictions for an unsettled first quarter of 2019, acc...
9 Apr 2019
From East Berlin to Corporate Counsel Award Winner
The not-for-profit lawyer category was stacked with worthy candidates at this year’s Corporate Counsel Awards, but with only one winner to be crowne...
9 Apr 2019
Aus in-house teams adopting less tech than global counterparts
New research shows that while corporate counsel across Australia want to drive efficiency and generate more value to suppliers, they are adopting less...
9 Apr 2019
Legal tech investment explosion having an impact
An increased need for technology in-house combined with increased technology capabilities is driving an explosion in legal tech investment, according ...
9 Apr 2019
ACC seeks leave to appear before High Court
The Australian chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel has requested to file an amicus curiae brief in the Glencore case, to support claims of...
9 Apr 2019
Embrace in-house complexity as ‘a benefit and opportunity’
The breadth of practical legal work required of in-house lawyers allows corporate counsel to “excel and challenge perceptions”, rather than being ...
9 Apr 2019
How to create unity in a cross-border legal team
Creating one unified team is one of the challenges facing companies and organisations with employees in different areas of the world, according to an ...
9 Apr 2019
Partner of the Year Awards finalists revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards. ...
9 Apr 2019
Advocacy body rebuffs Morrison’s domestic and family violence grants
The Legal Aid funded Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW has expressed its dismay at the pledging of $10 million towards ‘whole o...
9 Apr 2019
Integrity Commission must ‘bring out the best’ in Australia’s democracy
If Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog is to be strong and effective, it will need $100 million per year to properly clamp down and ensure politica...
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May 15 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
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May 14 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
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APPOINTMENTS
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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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May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...
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Apr 16 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...