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27 Jun 2019
Former partner convicted of drug offenses prohibited from practice until 2020
A Queensland-based lawyer, who was convicted of multiple drug offences, will not be granted a practising certificate before a period of five years fro...
27 Jun 2019
LCA president-elect resigns after allegation put forward
The president-elect of the Law Council of Australia has resigned, effective immediately, after an allegation was made relating to conduct displayed at...
27 Jun 2019
Boutique law caters better to ‘unique needs and wants’ of female practitioners
Running a smaller, dedicated practice allows for the idiosyncratic priorities of women — both lawyers and clients — to be better accommodated, a...
27 Jun 2019
A-G weighs in on lawyers’ freedom on social media, contractual provisions
Attorney-General Christian Porter has outlined his thoughts on the extent to which lawyers can express their views online and how much employment cont...
27 Jun 2019
Reverse mentoring will be ‘invaluable’ for BigLaw firms
Following a pilot program, Herbert Smith Freehills Australian managing partner Andrew Pike and his mentor, solicitor Myra Beal, spoke to Lawyers Weekl...
27 Jun 2019
Domino’s courting class action from underpaid workers
Fast food giant Domino’s has been hit with a class action alleging the systemic underpayment of delivery drivers and in-store workers employed acros...
27 Jun 2019
Minimum criminal age must be lifted to 14 years, says LCA
Federal, state and territory jurisdictions need to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years and remove the “fraught” doli inca...
26 Jun 2019
Vic A-G refers murder conviction based on Lawyer X’s conduct to Court of Appeal
There is credible evidence to suggest that “there may have been a miscarriage of justice arising from Nicola Gobbo’s conduct and use as a human so...
26 Jun 2019
Slaters files superannuation class action against AMP
Slater and Gordon has today filed a class action against AMP “on behalf of more than two million Australians who have been gouged excessive fees on ...
26 Jun 2019
Global law firm confirms 40:40:20 target
A global law firm has announced new worldwide aspirational targets, composed of 40 per cent women, 40 per cent men and 20 per cent flexibility across...
26 Jun 2019
Slaters settles Murray Goulburn action
Slater and Gordon has reached a conditional agreement with Murray Goulburn and a subsidiary on behalf of a number of Australian and international inve...
26 Jun 2019
‘Unfair, sexist’ attacks on High Court judges slammed by LCA
Law Council of Australia president Arthur Moses SC has attacked a News Corp tabloid for its “unfair and sexist” front-page story yesterday, target...
26 Jun 2019
WA commercial boutiques merge
Two boutique firms, based in Perth, have joined forces for a “compelling opportunity” to further grow a combined business in Western Australia. ...
26 Jun 2019
Tubi advised on ASX listing and IPO
DLA Piper has assisted a Sydney-headquartered company on its IPO and ASX listing. ...
26 Jun 2019
HSF elevates 29 to senior associate
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills has named 29 Australian lawyers as its newest senior associates. ...
25 Jun 2019
Why in-house teams need litigation specialists
Recruiters are seeing a rise in the number of in-house litigation roles, which can be seen as both a proactive and reactive strategy in light of natio...
25 Jun 2019
What you need to know when reporting on your legal department
Issuing a report about the goings-on of an in-house team presents an opportunity to provide with stakeholders and articulate, analyse, share critical...
25 Jun 2019
Zero-day attacks, red teaming and other cyber concerns
There are a myriad cybersecurity issues that legal departments must concern themselves with, with proactivity being key to the safety of a business’...
25 Jun 2019
What’s a blockchain? A lawyer’s guide: Part one
Blockchain and decentralised ledger technology has been growing increasingly in prominence as more and more start-ups, enterprises and governments aro...
25 Jun 2019
Reflections on adopting a legal ops mindset
Instead of emerging as a separate corner of the legal marketplace as a whole, legal ops is more about being able to adapt to the modern workplace and ...
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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
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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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...
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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...
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...