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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...
Professor Nick James
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. ...
Ron Smooker and Cath Debreceny
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. ...
23 May 2019
Which lawyers will get pay rises this year?
New research shows that more legal professionals will get pay rises this year than last, but those rises will not be as high as hoped for. ...
23 May 2019
Climate change litigation to continue, with focus on CSR
Australian courts will consider the risks of climate change to be foreseeable, thereby creating further responsibilities for companies and directors, ...
23 May 2019
Aussie start-up acquires German entity
Canva Pty Ltd has acquired German-based stock photography company Pexels GmbH. ...
23 May 2019
Hillgrove Resources enables hydro development
Hillgrove Resources has sold development rights for the creation of a pumped hydro energy storage project on one of its South Australian mine sites. ...
23 May 2019
ACT names retired barrister as acting judge
The ACT has appointed an acting judge for its Supreme Court to manage an upcoming period of leave. ...
23 May 2019
Landers, YBF Ventures team up for lawtech hub
National firm Lander & Rogers and tech innovation space YBF Ventures have joined forces for an “immersion opportunity” for legal technology cr...
22 May 2019
Sex discrimination suit brought against Western Sydney principal
An application alleging unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex has been lodged in the Federal Circuit Court against a boutique principal based in...
22 May 2019
The role of in-house counsel in the broader business context
Dr Madeline Hartley’s career path toward regulatory and corporate strategy adviser for Water NSW, is the result of a lifelong passion for the sector...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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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’
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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...