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20 Feb 2019
2019 Partner of the Year submissions open
Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for this year’s annual Partner of the Year Awards. ...
Dubbo Train station
20 Feb 2019
NSW to replace ageing regional train fleet
Transport for NSW has entered financial close on a project that will see the ageing fleet of regional trains replaced and a new purpose-built train ma...
Matt Collins
20 Feb 2019
Vic Bar declares stance on spent convictions legislation
The Victorian Bar has responded to recent parliamentary debate concerning the adoption of legislation around spent convictions in the state. ...
19 Feb 2019
PepsiCo launches legal internship program
PepsiCo is hoping to promote diversity in the legal profession through the development of its own legal internship program. ...
19 Feb 2019
PwC pulls in-house weight for new CC client offering
PwC Australia has launched a new business offering to help empower in-house legal departments to transform their function. ...
19 Feb 2019
Australia among the best in antitrust enforcement
Australia is the third most active antitrust enforcer in the APAC region, with US$82 million worth of such fines imposed domestically in 2018, accordi...
19 Feb 2019
ASIC to crack down on company breaches
ASIC will soon be able to pursue harsher civil penalties and criminal sanctions against those who have breached corporate and financial services law, ...
19 Feb 2019
What is keeping chief legal officers up at night?
Regulatory or governmental changes, data breaches and protection of corporate data are the issues most concerning for corporate counsel, according to ...
19 Feb 2019
Principal to appeal findings of unsatisfactory professional conduct to High Court
The founder, managing director and principal of McDonald Murholme intends to seek leave in the High Court of Australia to appeal against a decision by...
19 Feb 2019
EDO heralds ‘landmark’ climate change decision, despite criticism of the judiciary
While mainstream media has cried “judicial overreach” in response to the Land and Environment Court’s decision to refuse consent for a coal mine...
19 Feb 2019
Christmas Island re-opening a ‘political reaction’
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights says it is ‘deeply troubled’ by the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will re-open Christmas...
19 Feb 2019
Aus firm to target start-ups in new hub roll-out
An Australian law firm has launched a new ‘LawTech Hub’ as it looks to further its scope in servicing Melbourne’s start-up community. ...
19 Feb 2019
Sparke Helmore onboards old blood into partnership
Sparke Helmore has welcomed a new banking and finance partner to its corporate and commercial team with the rehire of a former alumnus. ...
18 Feb 2019
Formerly imprisoned Qld partner struck off
A former equity partner at criminal firm Bosscher Lawyers has been struck from the roll of practitioners in Queensland following two findings of profe...
18 Feb 2019
Concerns remain with ‘disjointed, piecemeal’ court merger bills
In the wake of the release of recommendations about the proposed merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Courts from the Senate Legal and Constitutio...
18 Feb 2019
NSW sole practitioner reprimanded, fined for professional misconduct
A NSW-based sole practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct for contravening conditions of her practising certificate and failing t...
18 Feb 2019
Vic Bar demands greater clarity around police informants
The Victorian Bar has demanded the public be informed of the personal details of those involved in the Lawyer X scandal for the purposes being conside...
18 Feb 2019
A&O Consulting lands in Australia
Allen & Overy Consulting is coming to Australia, with the appointment of a new partner to head up the “gap in the market” targeted practice. ...
18 Feb 2019
Police airport powers must incorporate individual rights recommendations
Australian airports will be safer, and the rights of individuals better protected, if parliamentary recommendations are applied to the Crime Legislati...
18 Feb 2019
Slater and Gordon investigating 100+ hour doctor weeks
Plaintiff firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a class action into the systematic culture of excessive and unsafe working hours for hospital-based ...
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The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving...
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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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...
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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. ...