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28 Nov 2018
White & Case onboards Melbourne M&A heavyweight
White & Case LLP has expanded its Australian presence in its global mergers and acquisitions practice, appointing a new partner in its Melbourne o...
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University of Melbourne educated on accommodation partnership
Ashurst has advised the University of Melbourne on its student accommodation partnership with AMP Capital. ...
Email scam
28 Nov 2018
Law firms among those targeted by hackers new email scam
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has issued a warning after new reports found email scams have grown by a third this year. ...
27 Nov 2018
In-house lawyers and the innovation economy
We live in an era of unprecedented technological change, and against that backdrop Australian companies are all busy disrupting, transforming, getting...
27 Nov 2018
Reflections on in-house changes post-banking royal commission
NAB chief legal and commercial counsel Sharon Cook says the nature of work in-house is changing for certain institutions, both internally and external...
27 Nov 2018
BigLaw firm nabs general counsel
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has re-hired a general counsel as partner in its Melbourne-based real estate team. ...
27 Nov 2018
Project management principles and tech driving in-house litigation
A new report has found that the leveraging of legal project management principles and use of legal technologies is driving the success and efficiencie...
27 Nov 2018
Celebrating Women in Law’s In-house Lawyer of the Year
Working for an organisation where 93 per cent of its workforce is male has presented some unique challenges and experiences for Lucas Total Contract S...
27 Nov 2018
ASX-listed IP firms to merge
Two intellectual property firms listed on the Australian Securities Exchange have entered into an agreement to combine their services. ...
27 Nov 2018
NSW sole practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct
A Sydney-based sole practitioner has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct for failing to comply with and assist a trust account in...
27 Nov 2018
Online dispute resolution bolstering access to justice
Despite the reluctance many jurisdictions have about utilising tech in dispute resolution matters, the chair of Canada’s Civil Resolution Tribunal h...
27 Nov 2018
Melbourne breakfast aims to end gendered violence
As the day dawned on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a number of law firms joined forces in Melbourne to raise mo...
27 Nov 2018
ALHR sounds alarm on NSW government child protection laws
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have slammed the NSW government’s changes to child protection laws, saying they fear it will create another stol...
27 Nov 2018
Minters flags class action short-selling in submission to Inquiry
MinterEllison has called for a better look into the issue of short-selling in a class action content, in another submission to the Australian Law Refo...
26 Nov 2018
Mark Latham settles defamation case with Osman Faruqi
A settlement has been reached in the case of Osman Faruqi versus Mark Latham, with Mr Latham removing offensive statements made about Mr Faruqi and ag...
26 Nov 2018
National Integrity Commission inches closer to reality
A Private Members’ Bill introduced today to establish a National Integrity Commission, as well as a Greens motion, have just passed, bringing the re...
26 Nov 2018
Governance ‘central’ to royal commission hearings
The banking royal commission has highlighted that boards and management need to work together differently in the future to restore trust, according to...
26 Nov 2018
Business and management skills urgently needed in legal education
It is time for the business of law – whether it is private, in-house, courts or legal aid – to be added to legal education, according to the Colle...
26 Nov 2018
Are judges succumbing to the ‘seductive power of procrastination’ with writing judgments?
An expert panel of legal professionals discussed court delays and the perceived “culture of procrastination” in the nation’s judiciary at last w...
26 Nov 2018
AI to affect graduate and junior lawyer roles the most initially
New research has highlighted the potential for automation to remove grunt work commonly performed by those starting out in their legal careers, which ...
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