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6 Sep 2019
The unpaid hours worked by women lawyers
Recent research conducted by Deloitte on the volume of unpaid work being undertaken by women across the board sheds new light on the issues facing fem...
6 Sep 2019
Slaters files class action against Westpac subsidiaries
National firm Slater and Gordon has launched a class action against two Westpac subsidiary companies on behalf of “thousands who were short-changed...
Victorian Bar president Dr Matt Collins QC
6 Sep 2019
Out-of-date defamation laws are failing Australians
Our nation’s uniform defamation laws are threatening our fundamental rights in critical ways, the president of Victorian Bar has argued in a speech ...
6 Sep 2019
CBP teams up with UNSW for access to higher education project
National firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has partnered with ASPIRE, the outreach arm of the UNSW, to help disadvantaged school students pursue higher...
6 Sep 2019
New programme to aid legal start-ups
A new programme is set to bolster start-ups in the legal and regulatory space by helping them mitigate some of the biggest challenges they face in get...
6 Sep 2019
UQ law students celebrate 10 years of pro bono work
The University of Queensland is celebrating a decade’s worth of assisting veterans, at-risk individuals and domestic violence victims through its Pr...
5 Sep 2019
Aussie boutique begins new chapter
A boutique law firm is bolstering its service offering in the Brisbane market by adding more faces to the leadership team and expanding into three...
5 Sep 2019
2 in 5 young lawyers intend to walk out the door
New research offers a stark warning to law firms: address dissatisfaction levels of your junior practitioners or watch them leave. ...
5 Sep 2019
Mandatory sentencing for sex offences should be opposed
Parliament should avoid interfering with judicial discretion, as mandatory sentencing for sex offences can open the door to other unintended consequen...
5 Sep 2019
QUT professors hit back at ‘incorrect’ reporting on voluntary assisted dying laws
Mainstream media outlets and advocates should avoid “incorrect and misleading” language when discussing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill currentl...
5 Sep 2019
Lawyers warn employees from resigning before termination
An employee given the choice to resign rather than be terminated should think clearly about this decision as it may prevent any claim bought against t...
5 Sep 2019
How can you increase your pro bono impact?
Do you care about access to justice but aren’t a community lawyer, and want to be more involved with pro bono work, then this opinion feature is for...
5 Sep 2019
Law students beat Peter Dutton in Federal Court
The Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has had his legal team shot down for the third time by law students assisting a pro bono barrister in the Feder...
4 Sep 2019
How much can litigation funders take in class action wins or settlements?
In a recent Lawyers Weekly live webcast, an expert panel explained the contributing factors in determining a quantum of pie allocated to funders who h...
4 Sep 2019
Tributes flow for NSW’s first female judge
The legal profession of NSW has paid its respects to the Honourable Jane Mathews AO, who passed away over the weekend. ...
4 Sep 2019
The resilience fallacy
The pursuit of resilience is one that plagues lawyers, law students and legal institutions alike, writes The[Pre]Lawyer in Black. ...
3 Sep 2019
Unlawful termination claim against HWL Ebsworth partnership dismissed
A former consultant to HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, who alleged the national firm unlawfully dismissed him because of his political opinion, has lost his app...
3 Sep 2019
Trust cannot be gained without first addressing culture
If businesses are to be truly trusted by employees, customers, stakeholders and the general public, boards and executives cannot underestimate the imp...
3 Sep 2019
How many in-house teams are attempting to influence law firm processes?
New research has found in the last year legal departments have increasingly tried to have a say in their panel of law firms’ methods and practices, ...
3 Sep 2019
‘Slowing down can be helpful’ for in-house lawyers
Life as a corporate counsel can be demanding – particularly in an evolving marketplace and new technological landscape – and thus better controlli...
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