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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 ...
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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. ...
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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...
10 May 2019
Zebpay enters Australia
Hall & Wilcox has advised a crypto exchange operator on its Australian operations which launched this week. ...
10 May 2019
Clayton Utz hires 2 from PwC for dedicated in-house cyber protection team
BigLaw firm Clayton Utz has recruited two cyber and forensics specialists from PwC in order to provide firm clients with access to a “dedicated in-h...
9 May 2019
Boutique firm expands east coast operations
A boutique law firm has bolstered its presence along Australia's eastern seaboard by launching a new Sydney practice. ...
9 May 2019
Why youth is an advantage for aspiring sole practitioners
Becoming a sole practitioner at an early age allows you to sell a different kind of legal service and leverage your strengths, according to two Genera...
9 May 2019
Western Australia flagged for arbitration growth
The ‘thriving’ arbitration community in Western Australia is bolstered by significant expertise and experience in international and domestic comme...
9 May 2019
High Court trial on whether constitutional ‘aliens’ power applies to Indigenous Australians begins
A “landmark” trial began in the High Court of Australia yesterday, which will determine whether two men of Aboriginal descent can be considered ...
9 May 2019
Aged care RC update: Sydney hearings
The Sydney hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is well underway, predominantly looking at the quality of residential ag...
9 May 2019
‘When the tide rises, all boats rise’
In the same way that ‘disruption’ has, for some, become a buzzword for environmental and professional change, ‘innovation’ too tends to encaps...
8 May 2019
Corporate culture wreaking havoc on legal and reputational risk
An international law firm has warned that corporate culture has become an increasing legal and reputational risk and provided tips on how to combat th...
8 May 2019
High Court to rule on sperm donor parentage
The High Court will soon be ruling on a ‘game-changer’ case that should decide whether a sperm donor can legally be defined as a parent, according...
8 May 2019
HSF awards 2019 fellowship
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced its 2019 recipient of the Kathryn Everett Leadership Fellowship for Women. ...
8 May 2019
Regional newspapers sever Nine Entertainment ties
Arnold Bloch Leibler has advised a consortium on its acquisition of Nine Entertainment’s Australian Community Media and printing business. ...
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
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