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23 Aug 2019
Satisfaction with law firms at 5-year low
Exclusive research has shown satisfaction among Australian legal professionals has dropped to its lowest point in five years. ...
Redfern Legal Centre
23 Aug 2019
Lawyers protest ‘extraordinary’ increase in police strip searches
NSW lawyers are calling for an immediate reform to police strip searching laws as it is revealed there has been an almost twentyfold increase in searc...
Parliament House
23 Aug 2019
LCA backs public consults into ‘rushed’ encryption legislation
The Law Council of Australia has welcomed a new review into encryption legislation, which it says will play a vital role in ensuring public trust. ...
23 Aug 2019
Central Coast Law Society donates to help domestic violence victims
The Regional law society in the NSW Central Coast has donated to one of the region’s domestic violence programs to tackle the increase in women flee...
23 Aug 2019
NSW to introduce chatbots to help solve legal queries
One-quarter of a million dollars has been invested into designing and building a chatbot to help vulnerable people solve common legal problems in New ...
22 Aug 2019
Melbourne firms confirm merger
Two Melbourne-headquartered law firms will become one next month, after a decision was reached to merge their offerings as part of continued growth pl...
22 Aug 2019
Why was Pell’s appeal dismissed?
By a majority vote of two to one, the Court of Appeal in Victoria dismissed Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his conviction for child sex offen...
22 Aug 2019
New categories added for Women in Law Awards
This year’s Women in Law Awards will feature two new categories: Company Secretary of the Year and Indigenous Lawyer of the Year. ...
22 Aug 2019
Lawyers respond angrily to delay on abortion decriminalisation vote
The Berejiklian government in New South Wales has postponed a vote to decriminalise abortion in the premier state, which has been labelled “an insul...
22 Aug 2019
Solicitor found guilty of dishonest misappropriation of funds
A NSW lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional misconduct due to the dishonest misappropriation of fund...
21 Aug 2019
Former magistrate to be struck off for child sex offences
A former Queensland-based magistrate has been recommended for removal from the roll in the Sunshine State following his conviction in 2017 for 18 chi...
21 Aug 2019
Pell’s fate decided by Victorian Court of Appeal
The judgment in George Pell v The Queen has been handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal in Victoria. ...
21 Aug 2019
2019’s Top 25 Attraction Firms named
Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has uncovered the firms deemed most attractive to Australian legal professionals this year....
21 Aug 2019
Australia does not need a ‘unicorn’ International Commercial Court
The idea that Australia needs a new court for the resolution of commercial disputes should be greeted with some scepticism, says the president of the ...
21 Aug 2019
Committee needed to oversee treatment of grads
Exploitation of graduate lawyers needs to stop. The establishment of an oversight committee is one way to curb such poor treatment, writes The[Pre]La...
21 Aug 2019
ALHR applauds VicPol apology to LGBTQI community
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has congratulated Victoria Police after chief commissioner Graham Ashton issued a formal apology for causin...
20 Aug 2019
Navigating regulatory issues in the beauty industry
It is a “really exciting time” to work as a lawyer in the healthcare and beauty space. However, such legal work is not without its challenges, dis...
20 Aug 2019
What will define governance between now and 2025?
New research shows that the day-to-day of a governance professional will be consumed by increased regulatory scrutiny, business complexity and technol...
20 Aug 2019
The evolution of the GC
For GCs, their role has developed from dealing with legal issues to now having to fulfil the expectation of building business value, all while deliver...
20 Aug 2019
High Court decision in Glencore ‘potentially worrying’ for in-house lawyers
A global in-house legal association has voiced its concerns about the High Court’s stance on legal professional privilege and the potential motivati...
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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
Jul 23 2019
Should law students make 5-year plans?
My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities ...
Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
Peter Wilkinson
May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...