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27 Aug 2004
Jury out on CLERP9, says Justice Owen
AS THE dust settles from the introduction of CLERP9 into Australian law, a senior judge has questioned whether the increased penalties for breaches of...
27 Aug 2004
LCA names its man for Hicks’ trial
Australia has only one independent observer at David Hicks’ trial this week in Guantanamo Bay, but the Law Council of Australia is hoping Lex Lasry...
27 Aug 2004
Massages and gimmicks might rub them the wrong way
AS HUMAN resources managers in law firms stumble over each other to throw goodies and benefits at staff in an attempt to ensure adequate work/life bal...
27 Aug 2004
WA indigenous students to be mentored in law
Indigenous law students in Western Australia were last week paired off with members of the legal profession in an effort to provide for these students...
20 Aug 2004
Call for one-stop IR shop
A CLAYTON UTZ workplace relations lawyer last week called for the creation of a new and more comprehensive tribunal to handle all employment law matte...
20 Aug 2004
No increase in High Court’s multiple majority judgements
NEW RESEARCH on the High Court has countered suggestions that contemporary judges deliver more multiple majority judgements than their predecessors.Th...
20 Aug 2004
Corporate lawyers taking on bigger pond
CORPORATIONS ARE tending to take on an increasing amount of legal work in-house and are doing so by adding to their corporate legal teams, recruitment...
20 Aug 2004
Hardie inquiry to decide fate of corporations law
CORPORATIONS LAW serves the community well and ensures appropriate conduct, despite apparent failures revealed by the James Hardie inquiry, according ...
20 Aug 2004
NSW gets tough on the toughies
THE LAW Society of NSW has once again brought the issue of workplace bullying to the fore, launching a CD-ROM aimed at helping employees identify and ...
20 Aug 2004
New laws allow DNA tests of victims
VICTIMS OF disaster in Australia should be more easy to identify following the introduction of new legislation into federal Parliament. Laws authorisi...
20 Aug 2004
Hawke joins firm’s birthday bash
FORMER PRIME Minister Bob Hawke turned out to be the highlight of Holding Redlich’s recent birthday bash. Gough Whitlam and wife Margaret looked on ...
20 Aug 2004
Ruddock justifies legal aid hand outs
THE AUSTRALIAN Government does not distribute legal aid funding solely on a per capita basis but takes account of a variety of factors affecting the u...
19 Aug 2004
Incompetent jurors spark reform debate
A SENIOR New South Wales judge last week called for the introduction of majority verdicts after a specified period of deliberation, arguing it is nece...
19 Aug 2004
Mallesons’ new chief to lead firm into Asia
MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES’ new chief executive partner, Robert Milliner, will make the firm’s push into the Chinese market one of the priorities of...
19 Aug 2004
Mid tier finds the sweet spot
WHILE TOP-TIER firms seem to have reached some sort of stalemate, with Minter Ellison calling a mature market in Australia and Mallesons Stephen Jaque...
19 Aug 2004
The new top man at Mallesons
Following rapidly the announcement of the firm’s merger with Kwok & Yih, Mallesons Stephen Jaques has named Robert Milliner, former managing pa...
19 Aug 2004
Phillips Fox: a law firm of the year in insurance
PHILLIPS FOX made its mark in the insurance industry last week at the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Insurance Awards dinner, winning the Law Fir...
19 Aug 2004
Hulls’ sentencing council meets protesters head on
VICTORIAN ATTORNEY-GENERAL Rob Hulls has stumbled into controversy surrounding new appointments to the State’s first independent Sentencing Advisory...
19 Aug 2004
Legal experts tackle terror laws
LAW IS one of our allies and can help us in the fight against terrorism, international legal experts heard last week at the inaugural meeting of the l...
19 Aug 2004
Ludwig calls for probity on law firm outsourcing
A PARLIAMENTARY stoush continued last week over the tendering out of legislative reviews to law firms. The Minister representing the federal Attorney-...
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