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26 Apr 2019
QC to become Supreme Court judge
Victoria has made its newest judicial appointment in the Supreme Court. ...
Trent Johnson
24 Apr 2019
National redress scheme failing victims: report
A joint select committee review into the national institutional child abuse redress scheme has found the initiative is at ‘serious risk’ of not de...
24 Apr 2019
Pressure and profitability: The need for self-care
Focusing on the whole professional – from body and mind to the office and beyond – is incredibly valuable for boutique lawyers juggling profession...
24 Apr 2019
Government departments weigh in on Viagogo judgment
The ACCC and a South Australian government department have weighed in on last week’s Federal Court findings against ticket reseller Viagogo. ...
24 Apr 2019
6 new executive counsel for global firm
A global law firm has made six promotions to the rank of executive counsel in Australia, as part of a global sweep of counsel appointments. ...
23 Apr 2019
Employers warned over performance reviews
Employee performance reviews can push legal boundaries if they adversely affect the reputation of an employee, an employment lawyer has warned, but a ...
23 Apr 2019
Aussie organisations still ill-equipped for hackers
A new report has issued a timely reminder for Australian organisations, showing that almost half aren’t prepared for the “escalating rise” in ha...
23 Apr 2019
APRA launches new enforcement approach
APRA has released details on its future role and approach to enforcement, with the prudential watchdog aiming to be more vigilant and taking on revisi...
23 Apr 2019
McLaren drives BigLaw partnership
Ashurst has been named as the official legal services partner for global sports, luxury automotive and technology brand McLaren Group, with the pair t...
23 Apr 2019
NSW lawyer suspended, has assets frozen pending investigation over ‘expensive new house’
A partner based in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been suspended from legal practice, and has had his assets frozen, pending the outcome of an investi...
23 Apr 2019
NT government commits to youth justice betterment
The Northern Territory government has released a statement noting its commitment to implementation of youth justice initiatives and life outcome enhan...
18 Apr 2019
Podcast: Where we’re at with industrial relations
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Colin Biggers & Paisley partner, Paul O’Halloran. ...
18 Apr 2019
Boutique firm calls out pollies ahead of federal election
Political parties are not fully grasping the reality of hustings now taking place online, as evidenced by a recent Liberal National Party blunder, an ...
18 Apr 2019
‘I’m a problem-solver and a persuader’: McLeod
Speaking from the campaign trail in the Victorian electorate of Higgins, Fiona McLeod SC told Lawyers Weekly how her career at the bar has positioned ...
18 Apr 2019
Young lawyers must advise on combating sexual harassment in law
Junior practitioners are at the coalface, thereby making them more in touch with the ins and outs of the professional services environment. As such, t...
18 Apr 2019
CBP appoints transport and logistics lawyer
Colin Biggers & Paisley has appointed a new senior associate in its Brisbane transport and logistics team. ...
18 Apr 2019
Saudi company advised on acquisition of WA farmland
The Saudi Agricultural Livestock Investment Company has been advised on its acquisition of over 200,000 hectares of farmland in Western Australia’s ...
18 Apr 2019
IPH head spills on the ASX-listed firm proposition
The managing director and chief executive officer of IPH Limited has opened up on its position in the local market and why its offer to acquire Xenith...
18 Apr 2019
West African Resources dips into facility agreement
King & Wood Mallesons has advised a Taurus Mining collective on its provision of a syndicated facility agreement to West African Resources Limited...
17 Apr 2019
‘Flexible lawyer’ firm shares why remote work is gaining popularity
A newly launched contract lawyer business has opened up on the reasons why those taking “location agnostic” approaches are nabbing top industry ta...
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