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9 Apr 2019
Barrister hired as Vic Post Sentence Authority chair
Michele Williams QC has been appointed by the Andrews government as the new chair of the Victorian Post Sentence Authority, which has been in operatio...
9 Apr 2019
The Legal Forecast launches orchestral arm
Disruption and access to justice advocacy group The Legal Forecast celebrated the launch of its creative arts arm last week  at the Banco Court in B...
Shaun Whittaker and Tony Rutherford
9 Apr 2019
Ex-PwC directors make Mills Oakley move
National firm Mills Oakley has acquired two ex-PwC lawyers to build out the firm’s projects and finance capability. ...
8 Apr 2019
UofA looks to reform forfeiture law
South Australia’s law reform institute, based out of the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School, is reviewing the current law of forfeiture ...
8 Apr 2019
What does legal operations actually add to law firms?
The concept of legal operations roles in law firms has struck a chord, with some in the profession questioning whether or not such positions are truly...
8 Apr 2019
Former judge appointed to oversee revamp of family law processes
Former judge, the Honourable Dr Chris Jessup QC, has been engaged to oversee development of unified family law processes. ...
8 Apr 2019
Maurice Blackburn launches probe against construction giant
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has opened registrations to enable shareholders of Lendlease Group to join a proposed class action against the ASX-listed c...
8 Apr 2019
German chemical company wins patent battle over mining technology
German-headquartered chemicals company BASF has succeeded in “the latest round of its long-running patent dispute” with competitor SNF. ...
8 Apr 2019
HHG Legal Group makes 5 hires in WA
West Australian-based SME firm HHG Legal Group has hired five lawyers for its family law and commercial litigation law teams, who will be based in the...
8 Apr 2019
Tasmanian wind farm finds project financing
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised the sponsors of project financing for a Tasmanian wind farm. ...
5 Apr 2019
Podcast: #Budget2019, from a legal perspective
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Gilbert + Tobin tax partner, Muhunthan Kanagaratnam. ...
5 Apr 2019
International law firm’s real estate lawyers defect to national firm
A national law firm has confirmed it has gained an international law firm’s real estate partner, along with a team of four, as it looks to build ...
5 Apr 2019
Aus managing partner to aid UN on industrial safety
Clyde & Co managing partner Michael Tooma is set to sit on the initial United Nations conference on ‘Ensuring industrial safety and security’....
5 Apr 2019
Livestreaming laws revamp may have ‘serious unintended consequences’
Changes to legislation – in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack – require proper consultation and must be fair and effective, according ...
5 Apr 2019
Coleman Greig pioneers White Ribbon program in Aus law
Coleman Greig Lawyers has been officially recognised as a White Ribbon accredited workplace, with the firm noting itself as the first law firm in Aust...
5 Apr 2019
Jervois Mining increases global foothold with 2 mergers
Dentons is advising ASX-listed Jervois Mining on its planned mergers with Canada’s M2 Cobalt and eCobalt Solutions Inc. ...
5 Apr 2019
Private equity firm raises $400m in 5 weeks
MinterEllison has advised an Australian private equity firm on the formation of a new $400 million fund. ...
4 Apr 2019
Lawyer X royal commission: What we know so far
The first public hearing into Victoria Police’s interactions with Nicola Gobbo has wrapped up. Here’s what emerged from that hearing, and what we ...
4 Apr 2019
Former Oxfam Australia CEO appointed to Judicial Commission of Victoria
The former chief executive officer for Oxfam Australia and former race discrimination commissioner has been appointed as a member of the Judicial Comm...
4 Apr 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironically, a fishing case from the 1990s provides some...
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May 15 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court ...
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May 14 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because o...
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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
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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...