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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. ...
Australian Law Awards 2019
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. ...
Victorian Parliament
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. ...
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...
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...
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May 22 2019
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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...
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May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very...
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
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