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28 May 2004
POWs, suspected terrorists and the legal battleground
Claims that US political or military authorities approved the abuse of Guantanamo Bay detainees and Iraqi POWs are raising uncomfortable legal questi...
28 May 2004
Not tired of reforms: Ruddock
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General Philip Ruddock last week ruled out any suggestion that he was suffering from “reform fatigue” and linked main...
21 May 2004
Hopeless case bringers warned
AS PART of a $34.2 million funding announcement by the Federal Government last week, which is intended to clear the backlog of immigration cases, lawy...
21 May 2004
A SERIES of lunchtime talks took place in Sydney this week as part of National Law Week. Organised by the Law Society of NSW and held at the Sydney Me...
21 May 2004
120 years for Queensland firm
QUEENSLAND LAW firm MacDonnells Solicitors this month celebrated 120 years of practice.The grandson of S F Milford, Queensland’s first Supreme Court...
21 May 2004
A Clayton Utz alternative to takeovers
COMPANIES DO not necessarily have to settle for takeovers and fire sales, according to Clayton Utz. Referring to what it called “a miraculous sa...
21 May 2004
Judges’ pay increase should come now: Vic Bar
THE VICTORIAN Government’s apparent confidence in its judges and magistrates, after they won a pay rise that will bring them in line with their fede...
21 May 2004
Tutt to the Qld District Court
QUEENSLAND ATTORNEY General and Minister for Justice Rod Welford last week announced the appointment of Brisbane solicitor Walter Tutt as a judge of t...
21 May 2004
Cashed up Ruddock makes his presence felt
The Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and his department have been the recipient of very generous budget allocations, marking a new era of high visibil...
21 May 2004
Profession risks splintering warns ALRC
THE LEGAL profession risks losing its distinct identity and may splinter unless it focuses on professional ethics and social responsibility, Australia...
21 May 2004
LEGAL AID in this country has been left treading water after Attorney-General Philip Ruddock’s announcement last week that $52.7 million would be sp...
14 May 2004
Phillips Fox reports on copyright reforms
THE AUSTRALIAN Government’s Digital Agenda copyright reforms are effective and working well, according to the results of analysis undertaken by comm...
14 May 2004
DISPUTES SHOULD be settled more through mediation than trial, arbitration and legal representation, a report released by the Law Society of NSW has su...
14 May 2004
Same roof but not an MDP: Middletons and KPMG
THE DEMISE of multidisciplinary practice KPMG Legal saw the transfer of six partners to Middletons Lawyers at the beginning of April. But, instead of ...
14 May 2004
Salt the compliance website
INSPIRED BY a need to cater to the compliance training requirements of its top clients, Blake Dawson Waldron has launched a new website profiling its ...
14 May 2004
DPP independence queried
THE SOUTH Australian Government last week committed itself to a “comprehensive, Australia-wide search” for a new Director of Public Prosec...
14 May 2004
Flowers to keep his spark at ARU
LIFE AFTER managing partner was in the forefront of Gary Flowers’ mind when he decided to take on a new role as managing director and chief executiv...
14 May 2004
New federal magistrate welcomed
Melbourne-based barrister Victoria Bennett has accepted a position as a federal magistrate, and took up the new appointment at the beginning of this w...
14 May 2004
National Profession Bill praised
THE MODEL Bill on the national legal profession, released last week by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), has been welcomed by federa...
14 May 2004
Ebsworth Melbourne office opens, again
EBSWORTH & Ebsworth opened a new Melbourne office last week. The move followed a partnership split earlier this year which saw partners in the for...
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