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1 Jul 2005
Report debunks spending claims
FEDERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL Philip Ruddock has condemned exaggerated claims of a ‘blow-out’ in government expenditure on legal services, following th...
24 Jun 2005
Dibbs Abbott Stillman confirmed
THE INK HAS dried on an agreement between Melbourne-based Abbott Stillman & Wilson and Dibbs Barker Gosling, making the merger of the two firms offici...
24 Jun 2005
Vic students get legal arsenal
HIGH SCHOOL students have been handed a new weapon to advance their legal studies.The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s (VLRC) free Law Reform in Ac...
24 Jun 2005
Employers applaud IR changes
THE Federal Government’s recently announced workplace relations changes were warmly welcomed by employers, who claimed they will promote labour forc...
24 Jun 2005
Legal eagles fly in for birthday party
IT HAS SEEN work ranging from the modernisation of old laws to gene patenting and the protection of human genetic information, and this month it celeb...
24 Jun 2005
UQ mooters win international comp
A HANDFUL of Australia’s most senior judges this week congratulated the University of Queensland (UQ) winners of an international law moot court com...
24 Jun 2005
ABL lawyers inspired to high office
THE EXPERIENCES of acclaimed mountaineer Peter Hillary were used to bolster the goal setting of lawyers at Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) this month.The s...
24 Jun 2005
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Members of the legal profession
COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION The Hon Justice Marilyn Louise WARREN Supreme Court of VictoriaFor service to the judiciary and to the legal p...
24 Jun 2005
Clayton Utz takes new budgeting system
LAW FIRM Clayton Utz has scrapped the old method of developing its annual budget using spreadsheets, and is to use instead a business planning and for...
24 Jun 2005
Gadens woos Corrs construction team
GADENS LAWYERS have achieved a “major coup” in wooing a construction team from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the firm said last week. The lat...
24 Jun 2005
Legal profession takes honours
THE LEGAL profession was well represented in the recently announced Queen’s Birthday 2005 Honours List.Justice Marilyn Warren received the highest h...
24 Jun 2005
Society slams name blame game
AS DEACONS this week put off plans to sue the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in the Federal Court following recent raids of its Sydney and Melbourne offi...
17 Jun 2005
Trans-Tasman competition too costly
WHILE RECENT MEDIA reports suggest Australian corporates are looking to cut costs by outsourcing work to New Zealand law firms, some local firms remai...
17 Jun 2005
AML business’ responsibility: Fed
IT IS the responsibility of the financial services sector, not government, to ensure that criminals do not exploit business for money laundering, acco...
17 Jun 2005
Spitzer goes after AIG
FRESH FROM probing the insurance broking community in the United States, New York Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer has filed a civil lawsuit against Ame...
17 Jun 2005
In-house-team-of-the-year-in-doubt
THE FUTURE of the 2005 Australian Law Awards in-house team of the year is in doubt, as WMC Resources staff undergo interviews with BHP Billiton in the...
17 Jun 2005
TressCox Lawyers in transition
TRESSCOX LAWYERS, one of the oldest firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of Peter Smith as managing partner.The move marks a change for ...
17 Jun 2005
Top-tier exit for small clients
IN YET another example of the increasingly rapid flow of top-tier firm partners into smaller firms, Allens Arthur Robinson has lost a commercial partn...
17 Jun 2005
In-house legal practice course in the wings
THE AUSTRALIAN Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) and the College of Law are working together to develop a graduate diploma in in-house legal practi...
10 Jun 2005
Corporates brace for AML shortage
AS THE CORPORATE sector continues to wait for the Federal Government to show its hand on anti-money laundering, fears are growing that firms may have ...
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