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30 Sep 2005
In defence of judges’ Paris trip
SOME OF THE nation’s leading legal professionals have vigorously defended the right of judges to attend a recent conference in Paris, claiming it is...
30 Sep 2005
Freehills to top M&A tables again
FREEHILLS LAWYERS is expected to be the clear winner in the soon to be announced Thomson Financial mergers and acquisitions league tables, marked in ...
23 Sep 2005
Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room
The opening moments of the new film on the Enron scandal offer an immediate insight into how the world’s worst corporate scandal in history unfolded...
23 Sep 2005
Reforms unlikely to drive dirty cash underground
DESPITE GOVERNMENT officials’ fears, the reform of Australia’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws is unlikely to drive laundered cash and terrorist ...
23 Sep 2005
Multiplex won’t open litigation floodgates
AS LAW FIRM Slater & Gordon investigates claims that construction giant Multiplex may have misled investors, a leading partner at the firm has rej...
23 Sep 2005
The final countdown for Coudert
PARTNERS AND LAWYERS formerly of Coudert Brothers Australia this week took up their new posts at law firms Clayton Utz, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and D...
23 Sep 2005
Conduct complaints made before Kazaa case concluded
Complaints about the conduct of Clayton Utz’s lawyers in the preparation of an expert witness report for the recently concluded case Universal Music...
23 Sep 2005
New York’s moment
FOR AUSTRALIAN lawyers looking for international experience, the New York legal market remains a relatively difficult one to crack, but recent develop...
16 Sep 2005
Lawyers protest against ‘draconian’ laws
LAWYERS IN New South Wales have called on the people of Sydney suburb Marrickville to pressure their local candidates on the issue of tort reform in t...
16 Sep 2005
Terror measures anger profession
THE FEDERAL Government’s proposed anti-terrorism measures, announced last week, are stoking anger and frustration among the legal profession. The La...
16 Sep 2005
Roxon slams old boys’ club appointments
THE CURRENT PROCESS for selecting judges to the High Court has a “clubby” feel, which gives the impression it is about who you know more t...
16 Sep 2005
Biggs is big in web awards
Brisbane-based law firm Biggs & Biggs has beaten 37 other firms to win Findlaw’s Best Australian Law Firm Web Site 2005 award. With a score of 4...
16 Sep 2005
Allens embroiled in secretary stoush
IT WILL go down as the email exchange of the year, and possibly the decade. Allens Arthur Robinson was last week embroiled in an email stoush between ...
16 Sep 2005
Firm rejects undue influence
CLAYTON UTZ has rejected suggestions that its lawyers acted inappropriately in exchanges with one of its expert witnesses who gave evidence in the re...
12 Sep 2005
ACT court clarifies in-house privilege
WHILE A PRACTISING certificate may be useful to in-house legal advisers, the failure to have one will not automatically void legal professional privil...
12 Sep 2005
Lawyers smarting after High Court ruling
THE HIGH COURT handed down a blow to all lawyers last week in upholding a ban on personal injury lawyers advertising their services in New South Wales...
12 Sep 2005
Young ‘stayers’ wanted for country Victoria
WHILE IT MAY seem like a significant achievement to today’s young lawyers to spend five years in the one firm, regional Victoria claims this is not ...
12 Sep 2005
Mallesons partner heads to Bakers
BAKER & MCKENZIE has scored a recruitment coup with the appointment of Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner, Ashley Poke, to lead Baker’s Melbourne cor...
12 Sep 2005
Specialise or fail: Mid tier warned
THE MID TIER would be wise to avoid being everything to everybody in a marketplace where it is easy for clients to find the top players in particular ...
12 Sep 2005
QLS president touts change
IN HIS FIRST address as president of the Queensland Law Society, Rob Davis told members the Society’s council was committed to change.Speaking at th...
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