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16 May 2019
Bullying, sexual harassment ‘significantly higher’ in Aus legal circles
New findings show that bullying and sexual harassment is “rife” in the Australian legal profession, with our rates “significantly higher than gl...
Matthew Perrin
16 May 2019
Ex-Billabong CEO in LSC’s firing line
Billabong’s former CEO Matthew Perrin is once again fronting court, this time over his standing as a lawyer. ...
16 May 2019
US tech company advised on IPO and ASX listing
United States-based technology company Life360 has been advised on “the largest IPO on the ASX this year”, and “one of the largest tech debuts o...
16 May 2019
Brickworks advised on ‘innovative’ Wall as a Service JV
Australian manufacturing business Brickworks has been advised on the formation of a 50/50 joint venture company with FBR Limited. ...
15 May 2019
Law firm delays IPO plans
An Australian law firm has postponed its plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange following a change in circumstances to its debut. ...
15 May 2019
Purplebricks fiasco paints ‘interesting’ look into law firm fixed fee model
The Aussie collapse of real estate chain Purplebricks has highlighted the complexities of fixed fee structures in other industries, such as law, accor...
15 May 2019
Lawyer will not be issued practising certificate pending compliance with notice
A Wollongong-based solicitor will not be issued a practising certificate until such time as he has complied with a notice issued to him pursuant to th...
15 May 2019
Legal sphere flagged for data breaches
There’s been more than 950 notifications under the notifiable data breach scheme over the past year, with more than 10 per cent occurring in the leg...
15 May 2019
Detention of kids in adult watch-houses a ‘national crisis’
Australia is failing in its duty of care to young people, with urgent action required to end the practice of detaining children in adult watch-houses ...
15 May 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court of Appeal judge as its new chair. ...
15 May 2019
Queensland Museum advised on arrival of NASA exhibition
Queensland Museum has been advised by King & Wood Mallesons on the “most comprehensive touring space flight exhibition in the world”. ...
14 May 2019
Navigating economic downturns as an in-house lawyer
A general counsel explained how navigating a fluctuating economic climate helps in-house lawyers further develop their practical and business skills, ...
14 May 2019
GCs must change legal risk management
General counsel turnover has increased 65 per cent over the last three years because CEOs are demanding change and better legal support, according to ...
14 May 2019
5 ways to lessen data breach risks and damages
With new data showing more than 950 data breaches were recorded in the first year of the notifiable data breach scheme, a list of best practice tips f...
14 May 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because of the alleged political views of the tipstaff of H...
14 May 2019
Labor’s budget plan identifies legal funding
With the federal election now just days away, the Labor Party has released its budget plan, which shows a number of justice projects, areas for legisl...
14 May 2019
Thomson Reuters hire new head of Practical Law
Intelligence and tech company Thomson Reuters has appointed a former M&A lawyer as the new director of Practical Law Australia. ...
14 May 2019
Dexus drops almost $1.5bn on Melbourne precinct
MinterEllison has advised a real estate group on the acquisition and development of Melbourne’s 80 Collins precinct. ...
14 May 2019
HBA Legal makes Melbourne move
Defendant-only insurance firm HBA Legal will open up a Melbourne offering next week, with a former in-house lawyer taking the reins of the new office....
14 May 2019
Investment firm advised on $2bn acquisition of MYOB
Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has been advised by Gilbert + Tobin on its acquisition of MYOB. ...
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