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1 May 2019
NT judge dismisses application for his own recusal for supposed bias
An acting justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory has determined that an application for him to recuse himself from a trial “bears so...
1 May 2019
How is wellness advocacy progressing in the US legal profession?
A Wisconsin-based psychotherapist has outlined how American lawyers are faring in combating psychological ill-health, in contrast to the Australian pr...
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1 May 2019
Sexism, harassment and ‘boys club’ still rife in legal profession
A new report has indicated that gender inequality continues to impact the Australian legal profession, with issues such as sexism, harassment and the...
1 May 2019
G+T hosts reception on how finance sector can help end modern slavery
National firm Gilbert + Tobin recently hosted a consultation on how the financial sector can most effectively prevent and disrupt modern slavery and h...
1 May 2019
Clifford Chance promotes 30 partners worldwide
Global firm Clifford Chance has elevated 30 of its lawyers to the partnership ranks, including nine in Asia-Pacific. ...
30 Apr 2019
Fixed billing in everyone’s interest
Many in-house teams are turning to fixed billing for the benefits it reaps, with the points of difference it offers worthy of notice by lawyers, accor...
30 Apr 2019
Flexible working in-house requires trust and self-compassion
Given the unique challenges of each individual business, the implementation and utilisation of flexible working arrangements by the legal team require...
30 Apr 2019
Disconnect continues between wages, employment in Australia
Fresh data shows there is an ongoing disconnect between employment growth and wage increases, which is having a knock-on impact on the economy. ...
30 Apr 2019
NewLaw firm acquires lexvoco
An established NewLaw firm has scooped up lexvoco in a move that will see it bolster its presence in the Australian legal market. ...
30 Apr 2019
LCA backs proposed multimillion-dollar justice package
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a proposed multimillion-dollar package that aims to address systemic disadvantage in Indigenous communities...
30 Apr 2019
Lawyer X RC public hearings resume today
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will resume public hearings today, with this second round set to to focus on Victoria Po...
29 Apr 2019
Access to justice and election agendas
With just three weeks to go, Lawyers Weekly has taken a look at what the major parties think of access to justice as a federal election issue. ...
29 Apr 2019
South Sydney lawyer struck off for ‘reckless’ trust account withdrawals and transfers
Following a 2018 guilty finding on three counts of professional misconduct and one count of unsatisfactory professional conduct, a South Sydney princi...
29 Apr 2019
NSW solicitor struck off for ‘significant’ trust account breaches
A NSW-based practitioner has been removed from the roll after having 19 grounds of complaint brought against him. ...
29 Apr 2019
Why are lawyers attracted to the Big 4?
There’s a myriad of reasons prompting market-leading lawyers to make the switch to Big 4 law offerings, according to one partner who has made the mo...
29 Apr 2019
Maurice Blackburn circles construction giant with new class action
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has officially filed a shareholder class action against Lendlease Group Limited (LLC) following a probe into the constructio...
29 Apr 2019
Tax lawyer cautions tax agents on supply of documents in certain states
A barrister has warned that the supply of legal documents such as trust deeds can expose tax agents to heightened risks in certain states and territor...
29 Apr 2019
Developer nears Melbourne tower completion
Thomson Geer is advising a Malaysian developer on its Aurora Melbourne Central mixed-use complex in Melbourne’s CBD. ...
29 Apr 2019
Cracking down on criminal cartels: ACCC
Australia’s cartel enforcement was impacted in 2018 by “several notable events”, which in turn have highlighted the work being done domestically...
29 Apr 2019
Lawyers should embrace Kardashian & Co
Have you been keeping up? Kim Kardashian is becoming a lawyer, write Nicholas van Hattem, Georgia Kyros and Lauren Wright. ...
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May 15 2019
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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...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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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...
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...