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1 Aug 2019
Young people turned away from free legal services due to demand increase
Despite a huge spike in young people seeking legal advice, the platforms available to them are struggling to manage the increase of interest and activ...
31 Jul 2019
Dentons to combine with another firm
Dentons has confirmed it has proposed a combination between it and a New Zealand-headquartered firm as it looks to become the “global dominant law f...
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
31 Jul 2019
Solicitor found guilty of two matters brought by NSWLS
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found a solicitor guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct with respec...
31 Jul 2019
ALA welcomes proposed NSW abortion law changes
Advocacy groups, politicians and now legal bodies have voiced support for the proposed law change of NSW’s “archaic” and “inconsistent” abor...
31 Jul 2019
SA sees spike in workers' compensation cases
New figures from the Legal Services Commission of South Australia have found a sharp rise in the number of the state’s residents seeking help to dea...
31 Jul 2019
Victorian Law Reform Commission under new leadership
Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has confirmed a distinguished judge has taken over as the new chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. ...
30 Jul 2019
New GC and legal director named for fintech
A new general counsel and legal director have been appointed to the legal team of an international financial technology specialist. ...
30 Jul 2019
What tech are in-house teams spending their money on?
A new report has uncovered the most commonly used technology within corporate legal teams. ...
30 Jul 2019
NAB data breach sparks warning to others in financial services
Legal teams within financial services companies may want to be wary of their employer’s cyber security measures, following a major data breach occur...
30 Jul 2019
Tackling wellbeing concerns needs to start at the top
Alleviating mental health concerns and opening up honest dialogue should start at the top, according to a recent law wellbeing and mental health repor...
30 Jul 2019
Ex-Billabong boss struck off as lawyer
Billabong’s former CEO Matthew Perrin has been removed from the roll of legal practitioners in Queensland following an application brought by the Le...
30 Jul 2019
LCA partners with ATO to develop ‘balanced’ LPP protocol
The Law Council of Australia and the Australian Tax Office have confirmed they are working together to develop a new protocol tackling legal professio...
30 Jul 2019
‘Cyber security is not just the IT guy’s problem’
The head of the International Cyber Policy Centre has dispelled the idea that cyber security should be left in the hands of a business’ IT departmen...
29 Jul 2019
Moore Stephens Australia launches legal arm
Mid-tier accounting firm Moore Stephens Australia has confirmed it has rolled out a new legal services division. ...
29 Jul 2019
Students propose winning solutions to combat legal challenges
Teams of university students have been recognised for their work in solving two challenges set by the Supreme Court of NSW and the Law Society of NSW....
29 Jul 2019
Faruk Orman: ‘No one knew the extent of the damage’ caused by Gobbo, Victoria Police
Faruk Orman has issued a statement following his murder conviction being overturned due to a “substantial miscarriage of justice” caused by former...
29 Jul 2019
Lawyer X royal commission to resume on Tuesday
The fifth round of public hearings for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will recommence on Tuesday, with several Victoria...
29 Jul 2019
LCA calls for TEO Bill to return to Senate
National security could be at stake if the Senate does not put the Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO) Bill back to a parliamentary committee, said the La...
29 Jul 2019
RACS urges greater protection of asylum seeker children
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) has called for an independent guardian to be assigned to unaccompanied children seeking protection in Austr...
26 Jul 2019
Man convicted of murder to walk free after Nicola Gobbo revelations
A man who has served 12 years behind bars for the murder of a Melbourne underworld figure has had his conviction overturned after damning revelations ...
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APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
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
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
opinion
Jul 23 2019
Should law students make 5-year plans?
My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities ...
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...