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3 Jun 2005
Further growth for Thomson Playford
COMMERCIAL LAW FIRM Thomson Playford has outgrown its current offices in Sydney’s centre, necessitating an expansion of floor space earlier this wee...
3 Jun 2005
High fees alright, if there is value
A FORMER top-tier managing partner has condemned recent reports about major banks looking for ways to lower the costs of legal services provided by ex...
3 Jun 2005
Lawyer defends ancient principle
A BRISBANE criminal law expert has welcomed plans to shelve the abolition of the legal principle of double jeopardy in Queensland.Michael Bosscher, of...
3 Jun 2005
MP blasts lawyers’ tax rorts
THE LEGAL profession has for too long been “rorting” the taxation system and failing to comply with the law, the House of Representatives ...
3 Jun 2005
Council calls for flexible capping
THE NATION’S lawyers have applauded the Professional Standards Council’s decision to overhaul the system of capped liability in New South Wales, w...
3 Jun 2005
APRA goes prescriptive on corporate governance
THE AUSTRALIAN Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has brushed aside concerns from its regulated entities over prescriptive regulation with its pro...
3 Jun 2005
Seven strong legal team creates China link
AUSTRALIAN LAW FIRMS will be given the opportunity to establish commercial relations with their counterparts in China under a Law Institute of Victori...
3 Jun 2005
Lawyers boost policy debate
A LIBERAL backbencher’s suggestion to introduce a bill to release long-term detainees has sparked support from the peak body representing the legal ...
3 Jun 2005
Phillips Fox takes cream of the crop
PHILLIPS FOX has taken the cream of the crop in its recent acquisition of three new partners from Allens Arthur Robinson, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and...
3 Jun 2005
Dibbs, ASW to merge
MELBOURNE LAW firm Abbott Stillman & Wilson and national firm Dibbs Barker Gosling are set to join forces on 1 July this year, according to source...
3 Jun 2005
Rights of individuals centre stage at forum
ACCIDENT VICTIMS, leading lawyers and legal professionals will gather together today for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA’s) Personal Injury an...
3 Jun 2005
Maddocks for the arts
LAW FIRM MADDOCKS has revealed a soft spot for the arts by investing in an prize for upcoming artists. A Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduate ...
3 Jun 2005
APRA draws fire on corporate groups proposal
THE AUSTRALIAN Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) faced immediate criticism last month after it released proposed prudential requirements for corp...
3 Jun 2005
Australian Law Awards 2005 – full list of winners
More than 500 guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining, entertainment, a keynote speech by Julian Burnside QC and the presentation of 33 trophies in t...
27 May 2005
NSW employers banned from spying on emails
EMPLOYERS WHO read workers’ private emails or spy on them without their permission may soon risk criminal charges under laws recently introduced by ...
27 May 2005
Funds to strengthen legal institutions
NATIONAL SECURITY, border protection and stronger legal and law enforcement institutions were the focus of funding commitments announced by the Govern...
27 May 2005
LCA slams Corby’s trial by media
IT WAS A case of trial by media last week, according to the Law Council of Australia (LCA), when Channel Nine aired a television special on accused dr...
27 May 2005
Freehills scoops securitisation specialist
TOP TIER firm Freehills has announced the recent recruitment of Blake Dawson Waldron securitisation partner Tessa Hoser to the firm’s banking and fi...
27 May 2005
Profession condemns torture vision
A NATIONAL lawyers’ association has condemned the widely reported views of two academics that the torture of suspects by officials is justified in s...
27 May 2005
Lawyers consider alternative billing
AS THE ISSUE of time-based billing again came to the fore last week with reports that clients are pressuring firms to find alternatives, law firms the...
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