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12 Mar 2019
Customers and employees top of directors’ priority list
Customers and employees are the top priority of Australian directors off the back of a tumultuous year of findings around corporate conduct, a survey ...
Bryan Sartin
12 Mar 2019
1 in 5 cyber incidents come from within
Businesses face a significant cyber threat from within their own ranks, according to a new report, which found that one in five cyber “incidents” ...
ASX
12 Mar 2019
New governance principles steer clear of controversy
The Australian Stock Exchange’s Corporate Governance Council’s new edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations has removed ...
12 Mar 2019
Geocon names new GC
A new general counsel has been appointed to the top post of the ACT’s first fully integrated powerhouse property enterprise. ...
12 Mar 2019
Tech scope fundamental to legal ops success
A director at a US-headquartered tech giant has outlined why it’s essential for legal operations heads to be savvy in the take-up of technology. ...
12 Mar 2019
NZ lawyers more trustworthy than Australian, research shows
New survey results have revealed that Australian lawyers are less trusted than their colleagues from across the Tasman Sea. ...
12 Mar 2019
‘Culture of silence’ about sexual harassment in law must end
In order to combat sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and the legal profession, both legislative reform and cultural and structural change are...
12 Mar 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 Raymond (three years old and three months respectivel...
12 Mar 2019
Hunter firm launches women’s rights resource
A Newcastle-based law firm has launched a new e-resource it said helps women in navigating the legal system to mark last week’s International Women...
12 Mar 2019
Canterbury Resources enlists on the ASX
Dentons has advised the ‘emerging’ mining exploration company on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. ...
11 Mar 2019
Clayton Utz, AMP ‘surrender’ in battle over production of documents: ASIC
Internal file notes from BigLaw firm Clayton Utz’s interviews with current and former employees and officers of AMP have now been provided to the Au...
11 Mar 2019
UQ start-ups receive lawyers’ backing
A number of lawyers have thrown their support behind entrepreneurs in a University of Queensland accelerator program by providing free legal services...
11 Mar 2019
Why 40-40-20 gender targets work: NRF
Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, Norton Rose Fulbright Australian managing partner Wayne Spanner explained that setting targets for more equal representati...
11 Mar 2019
Uber fatality unveils AI accountability issues
Last week’s determination by prosecutors that Uber would face no criminal liability in the death of a pedestrian hit by one of its self-driving vehi...
11 Mar 2019
Clutz continues celebration of art
Clayton Utz has launched its first art exhibition for the year, showcasing the work of two contemporary artists in its Melbourne office. ...
11 Mar 2019
Lawyers ‘alarmed’ by WA Police refusing medical treatment to woman in custody
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has condemned West Australian Police for its refusal to give access to medical treatment to a woman in 2017. ...
8 Mar 2019
The importance of education beyond university
The value of continuing education following one’s university years should not be overlooked, with law firms and organisations alike demanding their ...
8 Mar 2019
Podcast: Work, health and safety issues for junior lawyers in firms
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome welcomes back Swaab partner, Michael Byrnes. ...
8 Mar 2019
Parental leave platform ‘a first’ for professional services
A global law firm is aiming to support employees across all of its offices in the uptake and use of parental leave by launching a new end-to-end platf...
8 Mar 2019
‘Holistic view’ needed in litigation moving forward
In light of increased scrutiny and social expectations, both from regulators and the general public, there is a need for lawyers in the litigation spa...
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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...