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8 May 2019
RCMPI public hearings back on today
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants resumes today, with former detective sergeant ‘Kruger’ of the Victoria Police return...
Maria Polczynski
7 May 2019
Value-based billing a trust exercise
Value-based billing begins with clear conversations, trust, correct scoping and defined understanding of legal objectives, a general counsel has offer...
Perth City
7 May 2019
WA gleans in-house arbitration snapshot
A new report has provided some insight into the state of arbitration in Western Australia. ...
7 May 2019
Aussie firm flags importance of ‘sustainable’ legal teams
An Australian law firm has introduced a new professional coaching and development program aimed to address the “imperative” need for senior legal...
7 May 2019
Newcastle principal reprimanded for ‘intentionally misleading’ conduct
A principal based in Newcastle, NSW has been found guilty of professional misconduct for committing “substantial breaches of her professional duties...
7 May 2019
Corporate principal sheds light on current market trends
A principal within a national law firm’s corporate arm has provided an update on current demand for services in this practice area and beyond. ...
7 May 2019
WA punching above its arbitrary weight
Western Australia has been considered a neutral and world class location for arbitration, according to a new report. ...
7 May 2019
South City Square advised on $700m Brisbane hotel project
The South City Square precinct in the Brisbane CBD has been advised on a joint venture project for a new hotel in the city. ...
7 May 2019
Bega beats Kraft in peanut butter game
Bega Cheese has won its battle against Kraft over the way it packages its peanut butter, ensuring it can continue to use the current packaging of its ...
6 May 2019
Why law students should partake in legal innovation programs
Participating in legal innovation projects and events makes law students “more motivated, well-rounded [and] goal-oriented”, argued one LLM studen...
6 May 2019
Future-proofing the next generation of lawyers
The legal profession, and the marketplace surrounding it, is evolving rapidly. Employers, from BigLaw to corporate businesses, are re-educating young ...
6 May 2019
Maurice Blackburn braces for ‘epic’ Uber class action
Following months of investigation, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has confirmed it has officially filed its highly anticipated class action against major ...
6 May 2019
Legal jurisdiction in space is ‘unclear at best’
With so little legislation in place internationally regarding space, issues can and will arise in intellectual property, patenting and mining, argues ...
6 May 2019
BigLaw goes NewLaw
Broadening its venture into the NewLaw space, an international law firm has launched an in-house development and investment arm. ...
6 May 2019
Dexus undertakes institutional placement
King & Wood Mallesons is advising Australian real estate investment trust Dexus on its newest institutional placement and security purchase plan. ...
6 May 2019
Australian Law Awards submissions open
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
6 May 2019
Suppression Order changes pass Victorian Parliament
Late last week, the Victorian government enacted new laws which will give “more freedom” for victims of sexual or family violence to speak publicl...
3 May 2019
Podcast: Why young lawyers can and should become sole practitioners
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Viridian Lawyers director Richard Prangell and Kinny Legal director Jessica ...
3 May 2019
Clarity, compliance and other issues with our election donation laws
The recent Al Jazeera expose on One Nation seeking donations from the American-based National Rifle Association highlighted the importance of clarity ...
3 May 2019
Assange exploited ‘privileged position to flout the law’, UK court finds
“It is difficult to envisage a more serious example” of failing to surrender to custody than Julian Assange’s seven-year residence in the London...
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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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Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
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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