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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...
12 Sep 2005
Society must earn respect
NEW QUEENSLAND Law Society president Rob Davis told members it was imperative that the Society win and hold the respect of practitioners if it was to ...
12 Sep 2005
Clayton Utz jumps aboard for pro bono
THE OLD ADAGE ‘it’s who you know’ now rings true for Brisbane’s Centenary Canoeing & Rowing Club, whose coach Wei-Loong Chen turned out to...
12 Sep 2005
Boutique firm grows
BOUTIQUE SYDNEY law firm Truman Hoyle has added two high profile teams to its practice.Industrial lawyer Fiona Inverarity, former head of industrial a...
12 Sep 2005
Minters’ Bartlett on the record
IT IS APPROPRIATE that the primary interest of the judiciary is to ensure a fair trial, but there are too many examples of suppression orders being gi...
8 Sep 2005
Corrs snaps up Coudert partners
AS INTERNATIONAL law firm Coudert Brothers crumbles, law firms across the world have benefited from the demise of the beleaguered firm. Corrs Chambers...
2 Sep 2005
Tickets for admission
While measures have been taken to ensure there are options in addition to articled clerkships to gain admission to practise law in Victoria, now the ...
2 Sep 2005
Law firm tops donations league
MORE THAN a quarter of employees at law firm Taylor Wessing donate to charity through their monthly pay packet — thought to be one of the highes...
2 Sep 2005
NZ boutiques take market share
THE BOUTIQUE LAW firm in New Zealand is taking a big slice of legal work from larger firms that rely on brand positioning, because the small New Zeala...
2 Sep 2005
Top work no sweat for mid tier
WHILE THERE will always be room for a Freehills or an Allens Arthur Robinson, even generalist mid-tier firms are competing effectively in the current ...
2 Sep 2005
Archaic legal hiring slammed
THE LEGAL profession is lagging when it comes to choosing its graduates, according to a leading legal recruiter. Johnothan Naiman, CEO of Naiman Clark...
2 Sep 2005
Inside NAB’s nightmare
THE DEPTH of the cultural breakdown at National Australia Bank during last year’s rogue currency trading scandal was revealed last month by the man ...
2 Sep 2005
Lawyers told to ‘sweat the little things’
CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS took their rightful place in the limelight at the World Masters of Law Firm Management conference last week. Director and managin...
2 Sep 2005
Client time not an option
Managing partners often don’t follow closely enough what their practice groups are doing to develop and maintain their client relationships, a confe...
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