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19 Mar 2019
‘Full force’ of Australian laws should apply to alleged terrorists
Australians who have travelled overseas to support terrorist organisations should be allowed back to Australia to face the full force of the nation’...
Hotham Resort
19 Mar 2019
US company snaps up Australian ski resorts
DLA Piper has advised the owner of Hotham and Falls Creek ski resorts, Merlin Entertainment, on their sale to a US ski resort operator. ...
Christina Blacklaws (UK Law Society)
19 Mar 2019
Does women’s success in law depend on geography?
New research from the Law Society of England and Wales suggests that where a women lives can influence how far they can go in their legal careers. ...
19 Mar 2019
Stage 1 redevelopment of ACT Law Courts complete
The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving the way for the second and final stage to kick of...
19 Mar 2019
Listed minerals company to be acquired by asset management firm
Australian metals and mining company Verdant Minerals has been advised on its recommended acquisition by UK private equity firm CD Capital. ...
18 Mar 2019
Home care a core consideration of 2nd RC hearing
The second Adelaide hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has kicked off today, with a focus on aged care in the home. ...
18 Mar 2019
Multinational firm’s Aussie offices abandon partnership-based model
A UK-headquartered multinational law firm has shared its reasoning behind a move to an incorporated legal practice in the Australian market and away f...
18 Mar 2019
HSF Korean office re-registers amid Brexit fears
Herbert Smith Freehills has re-registered its office licence in South Korea as a branch of the Australian partnership to avoid potential operating pro...
18 Mar 2019
RACS cements BigLaw partnership
The Refugee Advice and Casework Service has signed an agreement with an international law firm to work together in supporting more people in need of p...
18 Mar 2019
How Chief Judge Kidd separated the Catholic Church from the rule of law
In preliminary observations to his sentence of Cardinal George Pell, Chief Judge Peter Kidd of the County Court outlined what was and wasn’t involve...
18 Mar 2019
BrickX gains backing to run its own platform
Gilbert + Tobin has advised an online residential investment platform, BrickX, on its restructure and replacement of a third-party entity with a licen...
18 Mar 2019
Law Image gains head of innovation and technology
Australian legal document management company Law Image has appointed a new head of innovation and technology. ...
15 Mar 2019
Podcast: Protecting the next generation of lawyers from sexual harassment
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Auckland-based legal researcher and #MeToo activist, Zoe Lawton. ...
15 Mar 2019
Sole practitioner convicted of aggravated fraud struck off roll
A Queensland solicitor has been removed from the roll of practitioners for disbursing trust monies without authority and for being convicted for a ser...
15 Mar 2019
Brisbane lawyer struck off for failure to comply with notices
A Brisbane-based solicitor has been removed from the roll of practitioners for professional misconduct, following four charges of failing to respond t...
15 Mar 2019
ATO vows to crackdown on legal professional privilege
The Australian Taxation Office has promised to crack down on the misuse of legal professional privilege as a means to hold large market taxpayers to a...
15 Mar 2019
Be wary of fake lawyers ‘endangering the public’
The general public must take care when seeking legal advice, and ensure all dealings are done with qualified and certified solicitors, warned Queensla...
15 Mar 2019
Why Chief Judge Kidd broadcast the Pell sentence
While handing down the six-year jail sentence for Cardinal George Pell, Chief Judge Peter Kidd of the County Court of Victoria explained that the live...
15 Mar 2019
Western Sydney to get new freight rail hub
Clayton Utz has advised rail freight company Pacific National on its development of a freight hub in Western Sydney. ...
15 Mar 2019
Asia-Pacific ripe for M&A
A “bumper” 2018 and strong investor appetite in 2019 paint a positive picture of mergers and acquisition activity in the Asia-Pacific region, acco...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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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 4 2019
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Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...