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14 Aug 2019
Accreditation courses ‘start of journey’ for networking
Attending courses and expanding knowledge around law is instrumental for solicitors, but it’s just “the start of a journey, and not it’s end.”...
14 Aug 2019
Urgent reform needed for whistleblower laws
The recent AFP raids highlight the need to “rein in” laws that “damage Australia’s democracy”, according to the Human Rights Law Centre. ...
Chris Donohue
14 Aug 2019
ACT Law Society ‘appalled’ at GDLP course shutdown
The ACT Law Society has expressed its frustration with the Australian National University’s (ANU) decision to end its Graduate Diploma of Legal Prac...
14 Aug 2019
Law firms advised to embrace ‘intersectionality’
Only those who embrace the concept of intersectionality can further the drive for true inclusion in the workplace, and consequently get the best out o...
13 Aug 2019
The role of senior persons in-house in addressing mental health issues
Senior professionals within a business have a significant role to play when it comes to not only addressing the deleterious impact of psychological di...
13 Aug 2019
Chances to shine and flexibility key to keeping in-house lawyers happy
Running a successful in-house legal team requires more than simply producing results for the business – it also means ensuring individual counsel fe...
13 Aug 2019
What in-house departments want from their law firms
New research from CLOC reveals the most important metrics by which corporate counsel will measure the value of their law firms, as well as the kinds o...
13 Aug 2019
The role of in-house counsel in reducing costs for class actions
The duties of corporate counsel in keeping costs down when a business is facing a class action are threefold, according to one litigation funder. ...
13 Aug 2019
The deadly sins of oral advocates: Part One
There are numerous errors that advocates will inflict upon the court, or even commit in the presence of a learned judge, says one Supreme Court justic...
13 Aug 2019
Reimagining the business of IP
In the past, businesses haven’t leveraged intellectual property in the same ways as they would for tangibles, financials or people. This needs to ch...
13 Aug 2019
Farm trespass laws must strike the right balance
Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory provisions and could stifle legitimate public debate, argues on...
13 Aug 2019
AMP advised on 3 components of ‘strategy reset’
King & Wood Mallesons has advised financial services giant AMP Limited on three “key components” of its company strategy reset. ...
13 Aug 2019
JWS makes lateral partner hire from HSF
National firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has hired a corporate partner who spent the last 20 years at global firm Herbert Smith Freehills. ...
13 Aug 2019
Gillian Triggs appointed to UN role
The former dean of law at the University of Sydney has landed the role of assistant secretary-general to serve as the assistant high commissioner for ...
13 Aug 2019
HSF adds capability in China
Global firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities for a joint operation in mainland China, following approval from the republic’s...
12 Aug 2019
Tech advancements and social media are advantages for young barristers
Going to the bar at a young age has its challenges, but the evolving legal marketplace presents opportunities for emerging counsel to shine, argues on...
12 Aug 2019
2019 Australian Law Awards winners revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
12 Aug 2019
Leo Cussen hires new exec director
Melbourne-based legal education provider Leo Cussen Centre for Law has appointed a new executive director, who will commence in early October. ...
12 Aug 2019
LCA fights for Tasmanian legal system funding
The Law Council of Australia and Law Society of Tasmania are protesting the shortage of funding for the Tasmanian legal system, leaving many without c...
12 Aug 2019
Victoria seeks answers into sexual harassment prevalence
More than 20,000 practising lawyers in Victoria have been asked to share experiences of sexual harassment as part of research being undertaken by the ...
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Jul 23 2019
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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
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...