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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. ...
Nicole Kelidis
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....
MYOB
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...
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. ...
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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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Jul 25 2018
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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
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May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very...