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Victoria plans court updates with $20m funding boostMay 19 2020

Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has confirmed Victorian courts stand to benefit from the state’s recent $2.7 billion building blitz.

by Naomi Neilson

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May 19 2020BigLaw workplaces: What will the ‘new normal’ look like?

Legal professional workplaces will never be the same following COVID-19, and BigLaw is already imple...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 19 2020‘Grave injustice’: Lawyer X bail bid granted as Mokbel associate leaves prison

The Victorian Court of Appeal has contended it would be a “grave injustice” for convicted drug t...

by Naomi Neilson

May 19 2020‘Class actions are increasingly seen as lucrative profit-making opportunities’

Defendant firms have welcomed the parliamentary inquiry into litigation funders, countering the scep...

by Jerome Doraisamy

May 19 2020Board gender diversity improving while cultural diversity worsens

A new report has shown that Australian boardrooms are “being transformed” by way of increased fe...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victoria Supreme Court rejects Magistrates’ Court’s coronavirus decisionMay 19 2020

A Supreme Court judge has found the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court was incorrect to grant bail to a drug trafficker based on little evidence...

by Naomi Neilson

Top barrister appointed to prosecute Afghanistan war crimesMay 19 2020

Former soldier and top Sydney barrister David McLure SC will lead a prosecution against decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for alleged war ...

by Naomi Neilson

Workplace arrangements must evolve for legal departmentsMay 19 2020

Law firms of all stripes are currently considering how best to adapt their WFH and remote working accommodations to suit the “new normal...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Legal, forensic teams must join forces to combat fraud and corruptionMay 19 2020

Given the risk and occurrence of fraudulent and corrupt activities in the wake of COVID-19, the legal department must work with a company’...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Want to reduce e-discovery spend? Do more yourselfMay 19 2020

Legal departments that can achieve more work in-house and better technology will be more likely to cut down on e-discovery spend. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy