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4 Jul 2019
Firms’ failure sees support staff falling behind
A survey has found that a lack of appropriate processes for support staff in firms is leading to a backlog of work, causing a knock-on effect that di...
King & Wood Mallesons
4 Jul 2019
KWM adds 9 to Aussie partnership
King & Wood Mallesons has promoted nine of its Australian lawyers to the partnership. ...
3 Jul 2019
Solicitor charged over alleged commercial supply of ice
A New South Wales-based solicitor is one of three people who were today charged over an alleged commercial drug supply and participation in a criminal...
3 Jul 2019
Gold Coast solicitor struck off for taking $1m from client
A Queensland-based practitioner has been removed from the roll for multiple findings of professional misconduct, including the taking of in excess of ...
3 Jul 2019
Firm proclaims ‘Australia’s largest independent by fee earner’ title after 83 promos
An independent law firm has announced 83 senior appointments, and now considers itself the largest Australian independent firm by fee earner as a resu...
3 Jul 2019
Lawyers’ open letter backs press freedom
A number of Australian lawyers have banded together to voice concern over the recent AFP raids on journalism and the media in an open letter to the At...
3 Jul 2019
When can a partner be expelled for financial underperformance?
Post-EOFY, law firms are looking at who has delivered and who hasn’t, creating a reflective environment whereby financial performance by those at th...
3 Jul 2019
Leaders in law cannot ‘play small targets’ with sex harassment
Any person charged with a leadership role in Australia’s legal profession must be “restless and concerned” with ensuring that rates of sexual ha...
3 Jul 2019
Victorian wheel maker issues notes
A Victorian wheel manufacturing company is preparing for its initial public offering with a convertible notes issuance. ...
3 Jul 2019
Health practitioners warned against breaching informed consent laws
The Law Institute of Victoria has warned state health practitioners in aged care facilities against administering prescription pharmaceuticals without...
3 Jul 2019
SUNCORPORATION advised on $US110m shares issuance
Global firm Baker McKenzie has advised Japan-based mobile data solutions and game content company SUNCORPORATION on its Israeli subsidiary’s issuanc...
2 Jul 2019
Why in-house lawyers are well placed to transition to private practice
Legal practitioners making the move from in-house to law firms will be able to offer a broader skill set, improving their client service delivery, acc...
2 Jul 2019
What’s the most popular way for legal teams to charge law firms?
New research has uncovered the various fee structures offered and implemented by in-house legal teams when it comes to working with law firms, and the...
2 Jul 2019
How to get into litigious roles in-house
A rise in the number of class actions, and an increasing focus on litigation from regulators, presents opportunities for practitioners to move into a ...
2 Jul 2019
Corporations Act to better protect whistleblowers
Stronger protections for whistleblowers reporting misconduct about companies and company officers have kicked in this week. ...
2 Jul 2019
CBA exec leadership team shaking up with departure of Group GC
Changes are afoot for the executive leadership team at Commonwealth Bank, giving it the opportunity to review the responsibilities of the role of the ...
2 Jul 2019
Minters scoops up senior legal counsel for construction team
National firm MinterEllison has appointed a senior legal counsel from the Roads and Maritime Services in New South Wales to be a legal consultant in i...
2 Jul 2019
Businesses with Facebook pages ‘should be worried’
A recent NSW Supreme Court decision will widen the scope for defamation claims and will have a “chilling effect” on communications, according to s...
2 Jul 2019
'We're not as digital as we need to be', managing director says
The former managing director of Facebook ANZ and founder of The Digital CEO has shed some light on how Australian companies continue to lag behind oth...
2 Jul 2019
Baker McKenzie promotes 7 partners
Baker McKenzie has announced seven of its Australian lawyers will be joining the firm’s global partnership. ...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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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...
Peter Wilkinson
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...