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28 May 2019
What’s luring in-house lawyers back to private practice?
A new report has identified the key reasons more senior in-house lawyers are making the switch back to private practice. ...
NSW Supreme Court
28 May 2019
Firms respond to Maurice Blackburn AMP class action victory
Rivals of Maurice Blackburn’s AMP shareholder class action have issued statements responding to the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to let the plaint...
Sydney street
28 May 2019
Pay gap perception alive in law
A new survey has revealed there is still a perception of there being a gender pay gap in the legal profession. ...
28 May 2019
Great Australian Bight drillers must learn from BP
A number of legal academics have cautioned against an ‘overconfident’ plan for oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight, citing catastrophic env...
28 May 2019
Morrison government ‘does not have a clear mandate’ to repeal Medevac Bill
With federal parliament set to resume shortly, any attempt to unwind recently passed legislation that provides access to medical care for persons in o...
28 May 2019
Dentons makes employment expert hire
Dentons has hired a new partner in its employment practice, bolstering the firm’s expertise in the area. ...
28 May 2019
A-G Porter to focus on ‘a number of major reforms’
Christian Porter, who has been re-appointed as Attorney-General, has listed the structural reform of the family courts, establishment of an integrity ...
27 May 2019
Why Pipers can now move to expel partner suing for sex discrimination
The Federal Court has discharged an injunction preventing national firm Piper Alderman from expelling partner Lexia Wilson, holding it was “not sati...
27 May 2019
Lawyer X royal commission extended
Given the “seriousness” of the matters before the state inquiry into Victoria Police’s management of informant and barrister Nicola Gobbo, the A...
27 May 2019
Priestley 11 ‘not keeping up’ with reality
The Priestley 11’s use as the model for legal education in Australia needs to be ‘utterly’ modernised, according to a law school dean. ...
27 May 2019
Wesfarmers to acquire Kidman Resources
Wesfarmers is acquiring ASX-listed Kidman Resources in a deal worth more than $750 million. ...
27 May 2019
Sydney Airport takes off with sustainability finance
Sydney Airport is undertaking sustainability-based market financing valued at $1.4 million. ...
27 May 2019
Agenda set for Boutique Law Summit
The run-down sheet of Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Boutique Law Summit has been finalised, featuring a variety of keynote presentations and panel dis...
24 May 2019
Injunction preventing Pipers from moving to expel partner suing for sex discrimination 'discharged'
The Federal Court of Australia has discharged an injunction preventing national firm Piper Alderman from convening a meeting to consider expelling ...
24 May 2019
Slaters being sued for unfair dismissal
International plaintiff firm Slater & Gordon has been hit with an unfair dismissal suit in the Federal Court of Australia, which it says will be d...
24 May 2019
Maurice Blackburn wins battle to lead AMP class action
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has beat out law firm competitors to lead the charge in a hotly-contested class action against AMP. ...
24 May 2019
Why lawyers, unlike Folau, have freedom with social media use
The broader impact of Israel Folau’s sacking by Rugby Australia is overstated, as private individuals such as lawyers do not, in most cases, draw a ...
24 May 2019
Former NSW Law Society councilor found guilty of professional misconduct
A North Sydney-based family law practitioner has been reprimanded and fined $12,000 after being found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct an...
24 May 2019
Arena REIT backed for capital raising
Arena REIT has undertaken capital raising to assist in acquisition funding and balance sheet maintenance for future growth. ...
24 May 2019
Ravenhall Prison utilises US debt funding
Allens has advised The GEO Consortium on the refinancing of the Ravenhall Prison Public-Private Partnership. ...
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APPOINTMENTS
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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
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...
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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...
May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...