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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 ...
Robot lawyer
26 Nov 2018
Law firm tech investment to skyrocket
A new survey has suggested that law firms’ investment in technology will continue to soar, despite many being unsure how to properly distribute it ...
Lawyer with scales of justice and book
26 Nov 2018
How lawyers can be more present and yield better results
An American social psychologist and TED speaker has shared tips on how lawyers can be more present in the moment, enabling them to see better results ...
23 Nov 2018
Mid-tiers to merge next year
Two mid-tier law firms have announced their intention to merge from 1 March 2019. ...
23 Nov 2018
Podcast: Why Australia needs a National Integrity Commission
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus QC, MP and the chair of Transpa...
23 Nov 2018
Fatherhood and BigLaw
Firms are increasingly seeing the value of offering paid paternity leave, in an effort to better improve firm diversity and equality. ...
23 Nov 2018
UN Declaration of Human Rights ‘worth celebrating and hanging on to’
Despite “clunkiness in language”, and “lots of references to brotherhood”, the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights is a document tha...
23 Nov 2018
Australia’s top female legal professionals revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Women in Law Awards. ...
23 Nov 2018
2 Asian tech operations to set up in Aus
Maddocks has acted as the Australian legal adviser for Grand Shores Technology and Hayek Technology in the establishment of Australian blockchain and ...
23 Nov 2018
Coleman Greig brings in new non-executive director
Coleman Greig has welcomed a new appointment, with Andrea Galloway taking up the position of non-executive director. ...
22 Nov 2018
Boutique law firm further clarifies lawful dismissal process
A Queensland-based boutique law firm has responded to claims put forward regarding the termination of employment for ill and/or injured employees. ...
22 Nov 2018
Why law firms should be politically active on social media
In a conversation with Lawyers Weekly, the managing partner of a Sydney-based law firm explained why it is important for his firm to be active in the ...
22 Nov 2018
GetSwift welcomes Federal Court ruling on class actions
Only one class action suit will proceed against logistics software start-up GetSwift, following an appeal to the Federal Court of Australia. ...
22 Nov 2018
Legal sector timely at settling invoices
The legal sector is among the quickest industries to pay its invoices, according to an SME survey. ...
22 Nov 2018
Court backlog burden to be lessened by new federal funding
National Legal Aid says recently introduced government funding will go a long way to help reduce court backlogs and “throw a legal lifeline” to Au...
22 Nov 2018
NDA Law appoints new employment law head
NDA Law has welcomed the arrival of a new leader of its employment law practice. ...
22 Nov 2018
Remove exemptions in Sex Discrimination Act: Australian Lawyers Alliance
National representative body Australian Lawyers Alliance has called for legislative exemptions for discrimination based on sexuality or gender orienta...
21 Nov 2018
81% of whistleblower cases end in negative repercussions, research says
New findings from Griffith University and Governance Institute have shown alarming levels of deleterious impacts of whistleblowing upon those who spea...
21 Nov 2018
LIV requests judicial independence for injuries to emergency workers
The LIV has called on the government to protect judicial independence and discretion by reneging on plans to introduce mandatory sentencing for indivi...
21 Nov 2018
Bravery (at work) and pregnancy go hand-in-hand
I’ve recently just announced that I’m leaving a wonderful firm to join an innovative NewLaw firm. This wouldn’t normally be that newsworthy but ...
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