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7 May 2019
Bega beats Kraft in peanut butter game
Bega Cheese has won its battle against Kraft over the way it packages its peanut butter, ensuring it can continue to use the current packaging of its ...
6 May 2019
Why law students should partake in legal innovation programs
Participating in legal innovation projects and events makes law students “more motivated, well-rounded [and] goal-oriented”, argued one LLM studen...
Next generation lawyers
6 May 2019
Future-proofing the next generation of lawyers
The legal profession, and the marketplace surrounding it, is evolving rapidly. Employers, from BigLaw to corporate businesses, are re-educating young ...
6 May 2019
Maurice Blackburn braces for ‘epic’ Uber class action
Following months of investigation, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has confirmed it has officially filed its highly anticipated class action against major ...
6 May 2019
Legal jurisdiction in space is ‘unclear at best’
With so little legislation in place internationally regarding space, issues can and will arise in intellectual property, patenting and mining, argues ...
6 May 2019
BigLaw goes NewLaw
Broadening its venture into the NewLaw space, an international law firm has launched an in-house development and investment arm. ...
6 May 2019
Dexus undertakes institutional placement
King & Wood Mallesons is advising Australian real estate investment trust Dexus on its newest institutional placement and security purchase plan. ...
6 May 2019
Australian Law Awards submissions open
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
6 May 2019
Suppression Order changes pass Victorian Parliament
Late last week, the Victorian government enacted new laws which will give “more freedom” for victims of sexual or family violence to speak publicl...
3 May 2019
Podcast: Why young lawyers can and should become sole practitioners
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Viridian Lawyers director Richard Prangell and Kinny Legal director Jessica ...
3 May 2019
Clarity, compliance and other issues with our election donation laws
The recent Al Jazeera expose on One Nation seeking donations from the American-based National Rifle Association highlighted the importance of clarity ...
3 May 2019
Assange exploited ‘privileged position to flout the law’, UK court finds
“It is difficult to envisage a more serious example” of failing to surrender to custody than Julian Assange’s seven-year residence in the London...
3 May 2019
Minters, Royal Flying Doctor Service team up for rural mental health
BigLaw firm MinterEllison and the Queensland-based Royal Flying Doctor Service have combined to “shine light on” mental health services and fundin...
3 May 2019
Annual promotions see Aussies named
A law firm has named a number of its Australian lawyers in its annual global promotions. ...
2 May 2019
Smart Strategies: How to optimise strategic planning
As the end of the financial year rapidly approaches, now is the perfect time to schedule a strategy session to reflect on the year’s wins and challe...
2 May 2019
Global confirms new gender targets for 2023
A global law firm has announced a new gender target for the proportion of women in its worldwide partnership by 2023. ...
2 May 2019
Qld lawyer reprimanded for ‘shortcoming’ in execution of client’s will
A Queensland-based principal has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and reprimanded for drafting and presenting for execution a ...
2 May 2019
Issues and opportunities for disruption of pro bono services
When it comes to tech disruption in the delivery of pro bono services to clients, there are numerous matters to consider, given how important such dis...
2 May 2019
Victorian water corps look to zero emission targets
Allens has advised Intelligent Water Networks on a corporate power purchase agreement to promote renewable energy generation in Victoria. ...
2 May 2019
Family bus business changes hands
Clarendon Lawyers has advised the shareholders of the Sita Group on the sale of the company to Transit Systems Pty Ltd. ...
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May 15 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court ...
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May 14 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because o...
APPOINTMENTS
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
opinion
May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...
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Apr 16 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...