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10 May 2019
Zebpay enters Australia
Hall & Wilcox has advised a crypto exchange operator on its Australian operations which launched this week. ...
Clayton Utz office
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...
Velocity Legal Directors
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. ...
9 May 2019
Why youth is an advantage for aspiring sole practitioners
Becoming a sole practitioner at an early age allows you to sell a different kind of legal service and leverage your strengths, according to two Genera...
9 May 2019
Western Australia flagged for arbitration growth
The ‘thriving’ arbitration community in Western Australia is bolstered by significant expertise and experience in international and domestic comme...
9 May 2019
High Court trial on whether constitutional ‘aliens’ power applies to Indigenous Australians begins
A “landmark” trial began in the High Court of Australia yesterday, which will determine whether two men of Aboriginal descent can be considered ...
9 May 2019
Aged care RC update: Sydney hearings
The Sydney hearing for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is well underway, predominantly looking at the quality of residential ag...
9 May 2019
‘When the tide rises, all boats rise’
In the same way that ‘disruption’ has, for some, become a buzzword for environmental and professional change, ‘innovation’ too tends to encaps...
8 May 2019
Corporate culture wreaking havoc on legal and reputational risk
An international law firm has warned that corporate culture has become an increasing legal and reputational risk and provided tips on how to combat th...
8 May 2019
High Court to rule on sperm donor parentage
The High Court will soon be ruling on a ‘game-changer’ case that should decide whether a sperm donor can legally be defined as a parent, according...
8 May 2019
HSF awards 2019 fellowship
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced its 2019 recipient of the Kathryn Everett Leadership Fellowship for Women. ...
8 May 2019
Regional newspapers sever Nine Entertainment ties
Arnold Bloch Leibler has advised a consortium on its acquisition of Nine Entertainment’s Australian Community Media and printing business. ...
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...
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...
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. ...
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Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
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