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3 Dec 2018
Sacked lawyer garners support amid battle against former firm
The lawyer who has taken HWL Ebsworth Lawyers to court this week, over allegations that he was unfairly dismissed, has had support thrown behind him f...
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3 Dec 2018
Afghanistan’s first foreign lawyer spills on trials and tribulations
The first foreign litigator to practice in Afghanistan has spoken out about what prompted her to shake up her career and move to an unknown country, a...
Finance
3 Dec 2018
Aussie legal market appetite strong for litigation finance
A new survey has found the vast majority of Australian lawyers believe litigation funding has become increasingly important in the business of law. ...
3 Dec 2018
WA redrafting redress bill for nationwide alignment
Western Australia’s main legal body has welcomed a government decision to incorporate opposition party amendments to the state’s uptake of legisla...
3 Dec 2018
Qld Bill of Rights must be stronger, says ALA
National advocacy body Australian Lawyers Alliance has argued that the Queensland Bill of Rights will make a substantial difference, but improvements ...
30 Nov 2018
Proposed structural changes to family courts will not deliver desired outcomes: LCA
National legal advocacy body Law Council of Australia has recommended that bills to reform the structure of the existing Federal Circuit Court and Fam...
30 Nov 2018
Modern Slavery Act passes Senate
Australia’s first federal Modern Slavery Act, which has been long sought after by advocates, passed the Senate yesterday and will now move to the Ho...
30 Nov 2018
Qld lawyer warns of increased child abductions over Christmas
A Queensland lawyer has warned of increased disputes between separated couples regarding children, as well as instances of parental abduction over the...
30 Nov 2018
Brickworks advised on acquisition of American company
Manufacturing and distribution business Brickworks has been advised on the acquisition of America’s fourth largest brickmaker. ...
29 Nov 2018
Lawyer to take former firm to court
A lawyer will go head-to-head with his former employer, a national law firm, in Sydney’s Federal Court next week, over allegations that he was unfa...
29 Nov 2018
There is ‘no longer a need for BigLaw for everything’
Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, the winner of both the Sole Practitioner of the Year Award and Women in Law Excellence Award said the modern legal marketp...
29 Nov 2018
Perth practitioner jailed for stealing $2m from clients
A West Australian-based lawyer has been sentenced to over seven years’ imprisonment for stealing almost $2 million from her clients. ...
29 Nov 2018
‘To be a woman lawyer is already a disruption to the previous status quo’
NSW marked 100 years of women being allowed to practice earlier this week, in a decision that “was perhaps the most significant piece of legislation...
29 Nov 2018
Maurice Blackburn accelerates Uber class action
Maurice Blackburn has picked up its class against Uber to now encompass taxi and car hire services in three states. ...
29 Nov 2018
KWM-sponsored New Colombo Plan 2019 scholar announced
King & Wood Mallesons has announced its New Colombo Plan scholar for 2019 at a Parliament House ceremony this week. ...
29 Nov 2018
Despite Foley backtracking on defamation threat, disincentives to speak up remain
Former NSW opposition leader Luke Foley has said he won’t proceed with legal action against the ABC and a female journalist over sexual harassment a...
29 Nov 2018
Vobile Group advised on acquisitions from data analytics company
Online video content protection service provider Vobile Group has been advised on the acquisition of assets from Australian data analytics company IP-...
29 Nov 2018
Proposed amendments to foreign influence introduced
The federal government has introduced into Parliament amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, with the intention of ensuring the sche...
28 Nov 2018
Law firm merger 1 year on
Three partners have spoken out about the effects its firm’s merger with another legal player has had on staff and the markets it operates in. ...
28 Nov 2018
WA Law Society elects new president
An adjunct law professor and barrister from John Toohey Chambers, who took silk in 2002, has ascended to the role of president of the Law Society of W...
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