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20 Jun 2019
Legal Services Commissioner vows to be ‘real instigator’ for changing sex harassment culture
With 33,000 practising solicitors in New South Wales, regulation alone cannot police sexual harassment — change must come at a cultural level, whic...
Bill Potts
20 Jun 2019
Queensland to combat claim farming with legislation
The Queensland government has tabled legislation to stamp out so-called “claim farming” in the state. ...
20 Jun 2019
Court facilities funding welcomed in NSW budget
Further funding for upgrades to regional courts, intended to better help meet the needs of the community, is a welcome addition to the state budget, ...
20 Jun 2019
High Court rules on sperm donor status
The High Court has ruled in favour of a sperm donor being recognised as a legal parent, overturning a decision made by the full court of the Family Co...
20 Jun 2019
Pipers promotes 27, including 4 to partner
National law firm Piper Alderman has elevated 27 practitioners across the firm, with four new partners, one special counsel, seven senior associates a...
20 Jun 2019
Investment firm absorbs consumer brands
Oaktree Capital has been advised on its acquisition of consumer brand owner Marlin Brands. ...
20 Jun 2019
Changing the face of family law requires teamwork
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice is at the forefront of a shift in how family law is being practised in Australia, writes Shelby Timmins. ...
20 Jun 2019
Melbourne City Mission establishes youth refuge
Ashurst has aided Melbourne City Mission in its establishment of an emergency refuge for homeless youth. ...
20 Jun 2019
Voluntary assisted dying now available in Victoria
Voluntary assisted dying laws have come into effect in Victoria, two years after they were first passed by the state’s parliament. ...
19 Jun 2019
e-settlements: mandates, challenges and opportunities
This special episode is brought to you by InfoTrack, and unpacks all things e-settlements for practitioners moving forward.  ...
19 Jun 2019
Award-winning academic wants law students to think outside the box
There are unlimited problems ready to be solved if law students are encouraged to set their own precedents rather than just follow them, according to ...
19 Jun 2019
Legal support staff share biggest headaches
A new survey has uncovered the daily challenges and working experiences of legal support teams. ...
19 Jun 2019
Workspace solution company floats on ASX
Flexible office company Victory Offices has been advised on its listing on the ASX and successful IPO. ...
19 Jun 2019
Lawyers urged to adapt to digital future
While making the shift towards digital has become common in many businesses, a series of seminars have shown the legal profession continues to trail ...
19 Jun 2019
Financial complaints reforms ‘flawed’, says Creevey Russell
Queensland-based firm Creevey Russell Lawyers says reforms made to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority are in need of urgent amendment. ...
19 Jun 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 people thrive, or one in which they begrudgingly put ...
19 Jun 2019
G+T makes 10 senior appointments
Gilbert + Tobin has kicked off its financial-year promotions, having announced six new partners and four new special counsel appointments across a num...
19 Jun 2019
Government must be better leaders on business and human rights
Ahead of this year’s G20 Summit, one legal advocacy group has called on the federal government to demonstrate its commitment to implementing the UN ...
18 Jun 2019
Why one GC left in-house to start a boutique firm
After nearly 12 years in-house — including over five years as a GC — Cara Austen knew the time was right for a change of scenery, both physicall...
18 Jun 2019
What to consider when hiring a legal ops professional
There are many factors to reflect on when looking at bringing on a legal operations professional to an in-house team, Google director of legal operati...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
Jun 19 2019
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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...