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19 Nov 2004
Begin the legal aid tender
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS should have access to justice if the tendering of legal services, released on the weekend in Victoria and WA, is successful, fe...
19 Nov 2004
Client-centred law comes at a price
CLIENT-CENTRED ‘lawyering’ may come at a price, legal specialists from two Sydney universities said at a session at the recent International Bar A...
12 Nov 2004
Sex, celebrities and privacy at the IBA
OUR INTEREST in celebrities’ private lives and invasion of privacy were the central themes of the Sex, Stars, Royals and the Media session at the In...
12 Nov 2004
All decked out at Deacons
IN THE spirit of the Melbourne Cup, 30 of Deacons’ female clients joined the same number of Deacons female solicitors recently to get decked out in ...
12 Nov 2004
Lawyers applaud SCAG’s Hardie plan
A NATIONAL lawyers’ association has applauded moves by the state attorneys-general to stop companies from avoiding their negligence liabilities by u...
12 Nov 2004
Bakers get glam for cancer research
GLOBAL LAW firm Baker & McKenzie has decided to “get glam and gorgeous” in an effort to raise money for research into an effective ear...
12 Nov 2004
Lawyers a miserable bunch: survey
DESPITE THE high salaries, lawyers are amongst the unhappiest workers in Australia according to a report by employment market experts.An annual survey...
12 Nov 2004
Defamation remains not for the dead
THE STATES’ continued resistance to allowing the estates of deceased persons to bring an action in defamation has angered federal Attorney-General P...
12 Nov 2004
Jury out as Australia digests COSO
As Australia digests the recently launched COSO enterprise risk management (ERM) framework, the debate over how much impact it will have here is ragi...
5 Nov 2004
NZ’s 24 hours of folly
The editor of our sister publication NZ Lawyer, Andrea Ruffell, has been frequenting the IBA conference in Auckland. Here, she offers an insider’s ...
5 Nov 2004
Zeeman urges reform
THE NEW president of the Tasmanian Law Society last week announced he has no intention of backing down on the most contested issue facing the State’...
5 Nov 2004
Lawyers condemn insurers on WA Workers Comp reform
THE INSURANCE industry has “conned” the Western Australian Government into passing a “disastrous” Workers Compensation Reform ...
5 Nov 2004
Qld to host legal extravaganza
LAWYERS FROM across Australia and beyond will gather in the Gold Coast next year for a unique networking opportunity, organisers have announced.LAWASI...
5 Nov 2004
Bright young things receive congratulations
AUSTRALIA’S BRIGHT young things will be celebrated and applauded this week when fresh-faced individuals will step up in front of their peers and col...
5 Nov 2004
New leader at Middletons’ helm
AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST growing law firm, Middletons Lawyers, is moving into a new era as chief executive John Chisholm steps down and is replaced by ch...
5 Nov 2004
ASIC guidelines to bypass lawyers
WHILE LEGAL advice concerning financial services reform has traditionally been on interpretation and implementation, lawyers now have to provide more ...
5 Nov 2004
Hands across the Tasman
Last week, the Productivity Commission released its draft report on the competition and consumer protection framework that would be needed to support...
5 Nov 2004
Law Society takes on ACLA candidate
THE AUSTRALIAN Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) has announced that its own past president, national treasurer and company secretary, Tony de Govri...
29 Oct 2004
Justice awards recognise human rights lawyers
Justice awards recognise human rights lawyersSTEPHEN KENNY, lawyer for Australian terrorist suspect David Hicks, joined Queensland children’s right...
29 Oct 2004
Lagarde steps down at Bakers
AFTER SIX years as the most powerful person at international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Christine Lagarde has stepped down and handed her reins as...
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