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23 Jul 2019
How does your legal department’s headcount compare to others?
New research from CLOC breaks down all things headcount in-house, including the growing influence of legal operations professionals within corporate l...
Caren Klavsen and Michael Elliot
23 Jul 2019
Carter Newell re-hires 2 in-house lawyers
National firm Carter Newell Lawyers has welcomed back two lawyers from the in-house market. ...
23 Jul 2019
McCabes hires former Allianz GC
Mid-tier firm McCabe Curwood has appointed the former general counsel and company secretary of Allianz Australia for its new specialist corporate regu...
23 Jul 2019
Discrimination against partners and how they can respond
Partners in law firms may face discrimination in many forms, but they may not always know how best to take action in such circumstances, according to ...
23 Jul 2019
Concerned about FaceApp? You should also worry about Facebook
Community alarm about Russian-owned FaceApp and its wideranging user agreement should similarly be applied to social media giant Facebook, argues an I...
23 Jul 2019
Should law students make 5-year plans?
My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities based on a five-year plan around that we probably ...
23 Jul 2019
‘Personalise services to enhance client appeal’
With strong competition in the Australian marketplace, it has become essential for companies to personalise their services, according to a former mana...
22 Jul 2019
Claims of judicial bullying surface
Lawyers have weighed in on calls to introduce a new policy which monitors conduct by members of the judiciary, with a number of the experiences shared...
22 Jul 2019
Sri Lankan-Australian lawyers’ member group established
A new association for Australian lawyers of Sri Lankan heritage has been established to bring together over 300 practitioners under one umbrella and, ...
22 Jul 2019
Lawyers divided on notion of big 4 threat
Several lawyers have spoken out about whether the big four accounting firms present a genuine threat to the traditional legal service offering, showca...
22 Jul 2019
Law students demand end to workplace bullying and harassment
The “systemic culture” of workplace bullying and harassment needs to be “urgently addressed”, argues the Australian Law Students’ Associatio...
22 Jul 2019
NewLaw firm expands national practice
A NewLaw firm has launched a new South Australian hub as part of its national expansion plans. ...
22 Jul 2019
Indian pharma company advised on $394m sale of its Australian business
Indian-listed pharmaceuticals company Strides Pharma Science has been advised on the $394 million sale of its entire Australian business to Arrotex. ...
22 Jul 2019
A-G cannot proceed with ‘fundamentally flawed’ family courts bills
Australian families “deserve much better” than the bills for structural reform to the family law system that have been presented to the parliament...
19 Jul 2019
Women who take stands against misconduct will ‘be seen as leadership material’
The culture of silence is broken, and female lawyers who stand up for their rights and those of others will be viewed favourably in an evolving legal ...
19 Jul 2019
Laws stripping dual nationals of citizenship must be repealed
The federal government should repeal laws that strip Australian dual nationals of their citizenship and place them at an unacceptable risk of stateles...
19 Jul 2019
Legal bodies urge government to abandon family court merger
Several legal bodies have joined forces in urging the federal government not to reintroduce “flawed” family court merger bills, noting such a move...
18 Jul 2019
Queensland criminal lawyer hit with curfew and tracking device
A Brisbane-based criminal lawyer caught up in Operation Stockade has been fitted with a tracking device and will have to abide by a nightly curfew, af...
18 Jul 2019
Why engaging a divorce coach is so important for family lawyers
Given the extreme stress placed on practitioners in the family law space, having a divorce or conflict coach on hand to help the client navigate traum...
18 Jul 2019
How being hit by a car caused one lawyer to rethink her whole life
At the age of 27, Kate Cliff was struck by a taxi travelling at 60km/hr, causing spinal damage and requiring months of rehabilitation. That accident s...
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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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The smarts of using social media
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