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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....
Supreme Court Victoria
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...
Margaret McMurdo
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 ...
26 Jul 2019
What will the make-up of lawyers be in 2050?
The question of what lawyering will look like in 2050 has been highlighted, with an expert offering his opinion as to whether we’ll see a “giant l...
26 Jul 2019
Coleman Greig continues Western Sydney expansion
Coleman Greig Lawyers has expanded its Western Sydney scope by opening up new offices to service Campbelltown-Macarthur residents. ...
25 Jul 2019
How to assist clients suffering from financial abuse
There are “strong indications” that somewhere between 50 per cent to 90 per cent of family violence cases involve economic abuse, and as such, it...
25 Jul 2019
Shareholders approve ASX firm takeover
A decision has been reached at a scheme meeting today, involving the takeover of ASX-listed IP firm Xenith IP Group Limited by its former competitor ...
25 Jul 2019
Aussie lawyer to take top post as big 4's global head of legal services
An Australian-based lawyer has been selected as the new global head of legal services for KPMG, marking the first time a local has been selected for t...
25 Jul 2019
Reflections on 10 years of the Fair Work Act
The Fair Work Act has proved “functional and effective”, and should be celebrated by both sides of politics, argues one firm leader. ...
25 Jul 2019
NewLaw ‘jolting’ global legal marketplace
Law firms around the world need to become better equipped to handle an influx of NewLaw providers, a new report has found. ...
25 Jul 2019
Qld law firm closes its doors
A Queensland-headquartered boutique law firm has been deregistered, according to a notice issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commissi...
25 Jul 2019
How floristry can be ‘uplifting’ for lawyers
For those who practice in emotionally draining areas of law, flowers – and engaging with floristry – can give one a more comprehensive understandi...
24 Jul 2019
Having women speak up ignores real burden of responsibility
Rather than asking victims of bullying and sexual harassment to report such misconduct, the legal profession must ask itself why people cannot be burd...
24 Jul 2019
Singapore’s Chief Justice reflects on convergence with Australia
In remarks delivered to Australian barristers, Singaporean Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon SC outlined the importance of investment in the shared intern...
24 Jul 2019
Metadata laws must be urgently reformed
The Morrison Government must move to scale back federal metadata laws in the wake of the “extraordinary high rate” at which the AFP is accessing t...
24 Jul 2019
ALS unveils new office
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has launched its new office in Coffs Harbour. ...
24 Jul 2019
Law firm loses appeal against SMSF in contract clause case
A law firm has lost an appeal in the NSW Court of Appeal against an SMSF in a case relating to a clause in a contract for the purchase of land. ...
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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...
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The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...