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14 May 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 of the alleged political views of the tipstaff of H...
Chris Bowen and Jim Chalmers
14 May 2019
Labor’s budget plan identifies legal funding
With the federal election now just days away, the Labor Party has released its budget plan, which shows a number of justice projects, areas for legisl...
14 May 2019
Thomson Reuters hire new head of Practical Law
Intelligence and tech company Thomson Reuters has appointed a former M&A lawyer as the new director of Practical Law Australia. ...
14 May 2019
Dexus drops almost $1.5bn on Melbourne precinct
MinterEllison has advised a real estate group on the acquisition and development of Melbourne’s 80 Collins precinct. ...
14 May 2019
HBA Legal makes Melbourne move
Defendant-only insurance firm HBA Legal will open up a Melbourne offering next week, with a former in-house lawyer taking the reins of the new office....
14 May 2019
Investment firm advised on $2bn acquisition of MYOB
Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has been advised by Gilbert + Tobin on its acquisition of MYOB. ...
14 May 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 also professionally and financially negligent. It i...
13 May 2019
RCMPI probes ethical standards inspector’s Lawyer X liaison
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has unveiled the darker side of Victoria Police’s dealings with underground figures ...
13 May 2019
Jones Day hires 8 tax lawyers from Clayton Utz
Global firm Jones Day has moved to expand its “worldwide tax capabilities” by appointing eight tax controversy lawyers, all from BigLaw firm Clayt...
13 May 2019
30 Under 30 Awards winners revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards. ...
13 May 2019
Mental health a concern in new judicial study
Australian judges and magistrates are under considerable occupational stress, with PTSD, burnout and problematic drinking all flagged as concerns for ...
13 May 2019
Cyber attacks ‘are everyone’s problem’ in law firms
It is the duty of all within legal practices to ensure sensitive data is protected from outside attack, not just dedicated cyber teams, argues a secur...
13 May 2019
Hourly rates down for lawyers using fixed fees
The net hourly earnings and earning capacity of lawyers has dropped as the legal industry experiences a shift away from time-based billing, according ...
13 May 2019
Western Sydney Aerotropolis set for take off
Herbert Smith Freehills has been appointed to advise on all aspects of the master-planning and development of Western Sydney’s Aerotropolis. ...
13 May 2019
Clifford Chance promotes Aussie counsel
International firm Clifford Chance has made three promotions to the position of counsel across its Australian offices. ...
10 May 2019
Podcast: Why workplace wellness may be Australia’s next royal commission
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by R U OK? non-executive director Graeme Cowan. ...
10 May 2019
NSW Solicitor reprimanded, fined $10k
A NSW-based practitioner has been reprimanded, fined and ordered to undergo a legal ethics course after findings of unsatisfactory professional conduc...
10 May 2019
Law reform commission queries suppression orders
The NSW Law Reform Commission review into laws that regulate the access to, disclosure and publication of information in NSW courts and tribunals has ...
10 May 2019
No appeal filed against ‘groundbreaking’ climate change judgment
Gloucester Resources Limited will not file an appeal against the refusal by the Land and Environment Court to allow the company to build a new open-cu...
10 May 2019
10 priority areas for state funding: LIV
The Law Institute of Victoria has called on the Victorian government to invest in ten areas it calls ‘justice priorities’ in the lead up to this m...
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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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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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You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
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...