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12 Sep 2019
LIV makes recommendations into aged care report
In the lead up to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report, the Law Institute of Victoria have made 18 key recommendations....
Heath Lewis
12 Sep 2019
Pacific Energy shares acquired by OPTrust and Capital Group
King & Wood Mallesons has assisted in the acquisition of Pacific Energy by OPTrust and Capital Group. ...
Kathryn Howard
12 Sep 2019
How to approach R U OK? Day in 2019
Noticing the little things can make all the difference when it comes to supporting friends and colleagues in the workplace, writes Hall & Wilcox p...
11 Sep 2019
To succeed as GC, culture is king
There are many professional and leadership elements that make up a good general counsel, but none is more important than the ability to foster a posi...
11 Sep 2019
Client loyalty slipping year-on-year
More than one in three Australian SMEs are prepared to seek the advice of a different legal adviser, with high fees and a feeling of not being valued ...
11 Sep 2019
The key to mastering AI is people, boards say
As boards adapt to a workforce dominated by AI and robotics, it should do so by taking its staff and clients “along on the journey”, according to ...
11 Sep 2019
‘People-centric approach’ the way forward
With vast challenges facing the legal profession it is essential for law firm bosses to rehumanise the practice of law, and “prioritise people over...
11 Sep 2019
‘Law fit for business’: Longstanding firm unveils fresh look
A national law firm with a heritage of more than a hundred years has kicked off spring with a new look, launching a new brand and message that it sa...
11 Sep 2019
Shine appoints 3 women to head of legal divisions
National personal injury firm Shine Lawyers has elevated three women to head up different legal divisions across its corporate arm. ...
11 Sep 2019
Organ and tissue donation laws need ‘urgent reform’
The Law Institute of Victoria has called for legislative change to increase organ and tissue donations in the state. ...
11 Sep 2019
Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the safest place to express certain views may be off the...
10 Sep 2019
What makes a high-functioning board and exec team?
When it comes to ensuring that senior management is a well-oiled machine, there are five key themes that must be present. ...
10 Sep 2019
Businesses have fiscal duty to take climate risk seriously
When it comes to mitigating risk in climate change, businesses must acknowledge that if they do not pay now, they will certainly pay later. ...
10 Sep 2019
Who should do the law department’s work?
Research from Altman Weil outlines the extent to which law department leaders are delegating to law firms or keeping work in-house. ...
10 Sep 2019
Yoga helps in-house lawyers ‘problem solve from a higher space’
For one senior legal counsel, taking up yoga has made all the difference for her personal and professional outlook. ...
10 Sep 2019
Young people on boards are key to sustainability
If organisations are to remain sustainable and properly prepare for future risks, young people should have a place on the board, according to CEO Taj ...
10 Sep 2019
Junior migration lawyer reprimanded, ineligible to practice for 18 months
A Victorian-based solicitor has been found guilty of professional misconduct for knowingly creating false documents and emailing a client with false a...
10 Sep 2019
‘Legal professional privilege was not front of mind’: VicPol officer admits to not considering Gobbo’s rule of law
The statement and ensuring questioning of Victoria Police’s former detective inspector James O’Brien revealed just how little the Purana Task Forc...
10 Sep 2019
It’s obvious which firms are committed to pro bono (and which aren’t)
An examination of data from the Attorney-General’s Department tells us which firms have failed to meet targets, writes Jacqueline (Jaci) Burns. ...
10 Sep 2019
HRLC condemns government’s ‘dangerous’ facial recognition scheme
The Human Rights Law Centre has criticised the government’s facial recognition plans and surveillance scheme, citing it as “dangerously overboard,...
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Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
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