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1 Dec 2003
IA hits Melbourne
AUSTRALIA took another important step in its quest to become a recognised International Arbitration (IA) centre last week when the national body charg...
1 Dec 2003
Mutual recognition is on the Mark
THE LARGE web of Attorneys-General departments, law societies and national firms currently grappling with how to best create a uniform national profes...
1 Dec 2003
EY on the MDP ball
EY on the MDP ballErnst & Young will continue to operate a fully integrated law arm in Australia, despite suggestions that this month’s move by...
1 Dec 2003
No Corrs for health concern
No Corrs for health concernThe Victorian health practice of Corrs Chambers Westgarth is well and truly alive and kicking, according to Melbourne-base...
1 Dec 2003
Copyright review goes public
Copyright review goes publicAfter examining ownership of copyright in a private context for several references, a specially convened Federal Governme...
1 Dec 2003
KPMG Legal figure in contempt case
THE ROLLERCOASTER ride at KPMG Legal continued last week when correspondence from the firm on behalf of the Uniting Church of Australia featured in a ...
1 Dec 2003
Ruddock grilled at dinner on Hicks, Habib
COMMONWEALTH Attorney-General Philip Ruddock faced, if not a barrage, at least a moderate salvo of questions about Guantanamo Bay detainees Mamdouh Ha...
1 Dec 2003
Is this the end for Articled Clerks?
THE FATE of articled clerkships in Victoria — and possibly Australia — could be decided by law firms, the very ones responsible for turnin...
21 Nov 2003
Keep experts in the family
Keep experts in the familyWeighing in to a year-long debate over how to best appoint expert witnesses, the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has urged t...
21 Nov 2003
Liddy struck off
Liddy struck offThe final nail in the coffin of disgraced South Australian magistrate David Liddy, currently serving a 25 year jail sentence, was ham...
21 Nov 2003
The resuscitation of UMP
Last week, United Medical Protection became the first Australian company to emerge successfully from provisional liquidation. Francis Wilkins examine...
21 Nov 2003
Phillips Fox felled by health shake up
THE PROSPERITY of law firm health divisions is under threat in Victoria following the establishment of a powerful practice closely aligned to the peak...
21 Nov 2003
New silk irons over “inexperienced” taunts
GOOD VIBRATIONS emanating from last week’s record equalling promotion of six female barristers to Senior Counsel in Victoria were dampened by indust...
21 Nov 2003
$700K LSC wheels into motion
QUEENSLAND Attorney-General Rod Welford last week moved to quell any suggestion his Legal Services Commission (LSC) would commence behind schedule by ...
21 Nov 2003
KPMG split an “overreaction”: PwC Legal
PRICEWATERHOUSE-COOPERS has condemned the move of multidisciplinary rival KPMG to cease providing legal services as “an overreaction” to a...
21 Nov 2003
MDP founder mourns first casualty
LESS THAN 10 years after waging a bloody, lopsided and eventually successful battle against the establishment to set up Australia’s first audit-tied...
21 Nov 2003
AGS a girl’s best friend
THE AUSTRALIAN Government Solicitor (AGS) appears to be leading the way to universal equitable briefing standards, having referred more valuable work ...
21 Nov 2003
We’re in good shape despite health scare: Fox
IN THE WAKE of losing several members of its specialist Melbourne-based health team, Phillips Fox moved to shore up its standing in the sector by stat...
14 Nov 2003
ACT Bill of rights adds up
COINCIDENCE or otherwise, the ACT Government’s confirmation that, 215 years after colonisation, Australia would soon have its first-ever Bill of Rig...
14 Nov 2003
In-house not home yet
THE PROSPECT of in-house lawyers securing a voice within the general profession nationally remains firmly on foot, but is not expected to become a rea...
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