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10 Jul 2019
Rigby Cooke opens new business hub
Rigby Cooke Lawyers has launched a new business hub in order to better service businesses located in Melbourne’s south-east. ...
Queensland
10 Jul 2019
QLS makes 2 judicial appointments
Queensland has promoted its current deputy chief magistrate into the state’s top role at the same time it has appointed a solicitor as magistrate fo...
10 Jul 2019
Press freedom requires law reform
Freedom of the press is a cornerstone principle of a democracy. The outcry following the AFP raids on a journalist’s home and the ABC headquarters h...
9 Jul 2019
Australian in-house lawyers ‘well placed’ one year on from GDPR
One year on from the commencement of the General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union, Australian legal counsel can learn much from the e...
9 Jul 2019
ASIC embracing ‘why not litigate?’ mantra
ASIC has been significantly increasing and accelerating court-based enforcement matters as part of its new enforcement strategy, according to the orga...
9 Jul 2019
NFP board members need incentives
A board and business director has condemned the notion that not-for-profit board members don’t need remuneration to carry out governance roles. ...
9 Jul 2019
In-house solicitor appointed to Coroners Court
A “highly regarded” principal in-house solicitor has been appointed as a coroner for the Coroners Court of Victoria. ...
9 Jul 2019
Blockchain — a lawyer’s guide: Part two
Smart contracts within the blockchain world have been hotly discussed and debated for several years now, but there remains uncertainty and hesitation ...
9 Jul 2019
Liverpool principal fined $5k for professional misconduct
A principal based in Western Sydney has been reprimanded, fined and ordered to undergo a trust accounting course after being found guilty on three gro...
9 Jul 2019
The pros and cons of a 4-day working week
A British law firm’s move to consolidate a five-day working week into four has brought into question how efficient lawyers can actually be with less...
9 Jul 2019
Clayton Utz hosts ‘Paving the Way’ event for LGBTIQ+ women
BigLaw firm Clayton Utz recently teamed up with LGBTIQ+ advocates for a “pride in diversity” initiative to support Melbourne-based women in profes...
9 Jul 2019
Sparkes highlights key insurance issues to watch out for
Sparke Helmore Lawyers says there are a number of key trends emerging in the insurance sector that businesses will need to be wary of. ...
8 Jul 2019
Virtual lawyers a reality for WA Legal Aid
Western Australia has launched a new network of virtual offices in an effort to better facilitate access to justice and put more people face to face w...
8 Jul 2019
Anti-vilification laws ‘urgently necessary’ in wake of Folau saga
Religious freedoms currently being floated will not only perpetuate discrimination against the LGBTI community but also further legitimise the vilific...
8 Jul 2019
Law firm scam infiltrating South Australia market
The Law Society of South Australia has issued a warning following its discovery that a fake website purporting to be a local law firm is targeting th...
8 Jul 2019
Domestic and family violence policy to create safer workplace
DLA Piper Australia has introduced a number of measures to create a safer workplace, including a new policy around domestic and family violence. ...
8 Jul 2019
Pipers hires insolvency partner
National firm Piper Alderman has attracted a partner for its Sydney-based insolvency and reconstruction team. ...
5 Jul 2019
Former principal struck off for misappropriating trust monies
A former sole principal based in the Sydney CBD has been removed from the roll in New South Wales after being found guilty of professional misconduct ...
5 Jul 2019
A-G: SME law market is underdeveloped, ‘requires more thought’
There is a need for better provision of legal services to families in middle Australia, the nation’s First Law Officer has said. ...
5 Jul 2019
Why Qantas may be liable in Folau case
The drawing of an inference of a conflict between the views of a Rugby Australia sponsor and those of one of the sporting body’s employees means the...
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