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22 Jul 2019
Lawyers divided on notion of big 4 threat
Several lawyers have spoken out about whether the big four accounting firms present a genuine threat to the traditional legal service offering, showca...
Erin Ritchie
22 Jul 2019
Law students demand end to workplace bullying and harassment
The “systemic culture” of workplace bullying and harassment needs to be “urgently addressed”, argues the Australian Law Students’ Associatio...
Adelaide
22 Jul 2019
NewLaw firm expands national practice
A NewLaw firm has launched a new South Australian hub as part of its national expansion plans. ...
22 Jul 2019
Indian pharma company advised on $394m sale of its Australian business
Indian-listed pharmaceuticals company Strides Pharma Science has been advised on the $394 million sale of its entire Australian business to Arrotex. ...
22 Jul 2019
A-G cannot proceed with ‘fundamentally flawed’ family courts bills
Australian families “deserve much better” than the bills for structural reform to the family law system that have been presented to the parliament...
19 Jul 2019
Women who take stands against misconduct will ‘be seen as leadership material’
The culture of silence is broken, and female lawyers who stand up for their rights and those of others will be viewed favourably in an evolving legal ...
19 Jul 2019
Laws stripping dual nationals of citizenship must be repealed
The federal government should repeal laws that strip Australian dual nationals of their citizenship and place them at an unacceptable risk of stateles...
19 Jul 2019
Legal bodies urge government to abandon family court merger
Several legal bodies have joined forces in urging the federal government not to reintroduce “flawed” family court merger bills, noting such a move...
18 Jul 2019
Queensland criminal lawyer hit with curfew and tracking device
A Brisbane-based criminal lawyer caught up in Operation Stockade has been fitted with a tracking device and will have to abide by a nightly curfew, af...
18 Jul 2019
Why engaging a divorce coach is so important for family lawyers
Given the extreme stress placed on practitioners in the family law space, having a divorce or conflict coach on hand to help the client navigate traum...
18 Jul 2019
How being hit by a car caused one lawyer to rethink her whole life
At the age of 27, Kate Cliff was struck by a taxi travelling at 60km/hr, causing spinal damage and requiring months of rehabilitation. That accident s...
18 Jul 2019
Queensland lawyer fined $30,000
A Queensland-based practitioner has been reprimanded and ordered to pay a penalty of $30,000 for professional misconduct. ...
18 Jul 2019
Proposed religious anti-discrimination laws to heighten bigotry in business, lawyer says
A Melbourne-based employment lawyer says plans to safeguard religious freedom through the introduction of new laws have the potential to alienate mino...
18 Jul 2019
Experienced lawyers remain in ‘steady demand’ for public sector roles
A new report has found that roles within the public sector continue to see demand, with governments seeking lawyers who hold expertise in multiple pra...
17 Jul 2019
Clayton Utz promotes 68
National firm Clayton Utz has elevated 65 lawyers to special counsel and senior associate as well as three in its forensic and technology services tea...
17 Jul 2019
The time is right for a judicial bullying policy in Queensland
The Sunshine State must keep up with the progress being made in other states and territories by enacting parameters through which conduct by members o...
17 Jul 2019
Staff demand in private practice ‘remains high across all tiers’
New research suggests that legal candidates — particularly those with five or more years of PAE — are still high in practice areas across the b...
17 Jul 2019
Higher minimum wage not a win for Australians, firm argues
Australian workers on the minimum wage now have more purchasing powers than any other country in the world, according to new 2018 OECD figures, but on...
17 Jul 2019
Class action on ‘worthless’ CCI extends with ASIC report
Slater and Gordon is encouraging NAB customers who were sold “junk” credit card insurance to sign up to its class action after a damning ASIC repo...
16 Jul 2019
Queensland lawyer charged with breaching bail
A solicitor was arrested earlier this afternoon and charged with breaching the conditions of his bail, as part of the ongoing Operation Stockade inves...
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