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13 Aug 2019
What in-house departments want from their law firms
New research from CLOC reveals the most important metrics by which corporate counsel will measure the value of their law firms, as well as the kinds o...
Dawna Wright
13 Aug 2019
The role of in-house counsel in reducing costs for class actions
The duties of corporate counsel in keeping costs down when a business is facing a class action are threefold, according to one litigation funder. ...
Justice Judith Kelly
13 Aug 2019
The deadly sins of oral advocates: Part One
There are numerous errors that advocates will inflict upon the court, or even commit in the presence of a learned judge, says one Supreme Court justic...
13 Aug 2019
Reimagining the business of IP
In the past, businesses haven’t leveraged intellectual property in the same ways as they would for tangibles, financials or people. This needs to ch...
13 Aug 2019
Farm trespass laws must strike the right balance
Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory provisions and could stifle legitimate public debate, argues on...
13 Aug 2019
AMP advised on 3 components of ‘strategy reset’
King & Wood Mallesons has advised financial services giant AMP Limited on three “key components” of its company strategy reset. ...
13 Aug 2019
JWS makes lateral partner hire from HSF
National firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has hired a corporate partner who spent the last 20 years at global firm Herbert Smith Freehills. ...
13 Aug 2019
Gillian Triggs appointed to UN role
The former dean of law at the University of Sydney has landed the role of assistant secretary-general to serve as the assistant high commissioner for ...
13 Aug 2019
HSF adds capability in China
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities for a joint operation in mainland China, following approval from the republic’s...
12 Aug 2019
Tech advancements and social media are advantages for young barristers
Going to the bar at a young age has its challenges, but the evolving legal marketplace presents opportunities for emerging counsel to shine, argues on...
12 Aug 2019
2019 Australian Law Awards winners revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
12 Aug 2019
Leo Cussen hires new exec director
Melbourne-based legal education provider Leo Cussen Centre for Law has appointed a new executive director, who will commence in early October. ...
12 Aug 2019
LCA fights for Tasmanian legal system funding
The Law Council of Australia and Law Society of Tasmania are protesting the shortage of funding for the Tasmanian legal system, leaving many without c...
12 Aug 2019
Victoria seeks answers into sexual harassment prevalence
More than 20,000 practising lawyers in Victoria have been asked to share experiences of sexual harassment as part of research being undertaken by the ...
9 Aug 2019
WA principal struck off for misleading District Court
The sole principal of a West Australian-based firm has been removed from the roll of practitioners following findings of “extremely serious conduct...
9 Aug 2019
400,000 NAB customers may be eligible for consumer credit class action
Almost half a million Australians will today receive notice from the Federal Court advising of an “insurance rip-off” class action, in what the fi...
9 Aug 2019
WA lawyer with ‘unsatisfactory attitude’ refused readmission to practice
The West Australian State Administrative Tribunal has found that a practitioner who was removed from the roll in 2013 for misleading a magistrate and ...
9 Aug 2019
Brisbane firm puts wellbeing on top to improve staff financial stress
A Brisbane-based legal practice has implemented workshops and programs aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of its staff. ...
9 Aug 2019
No ‘green light’ for employers to terminate workers following Banerji decision
Any private sector employer deducing that Wednesday’s High Court decision in Comcare v Banerji gives them free reign to sack employees for expressin...
9 Aug 2019
Proposed amendments to reproductive health bill must be rejected
Amendments being floated to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill – which would make it harder for women to access reproductive care that already...
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