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27 May 2005
Intelligence or evidence?
THE CONTEXT within which DNA evidence is collected and used needs to be revisited, according to Simon Walsh, forensic expert at the University of Tech...
27 May 2005
ABL in battle for the ‘tweens’
ARNOLD BLOCH Leibler last week successfully defended a passing-off and misleading and deceptive conduct action brought against Next Publishing by Paci...
27 May 2005
Gadens woos recruits with child’s play
GADENS LAWYERS’ unique approach to marketing once again came to the fore at the recent Sydney Law Careers Fair. As both international and Australian...
27 May 2005
Directors cheer liability move
BOARD MEMBERS greeted a controversial proposal to extend liability to below board level with cautious optimism last month.The Corporations and Markets...
27 May 2005
Nepal’s rule of law compromised
AN INTERNATIONAL human rights observation mission to Nepal, led by Blake Dawson Waldron partner Dr Gordon Hughes, has found that the rule of law and h...
27 May 2005
Green light for States on defamation
THE STATES and Territories have been given a green light with regards to the uniform defamation debate, it has been revealed. A letter from the federa...
27 May 2005
Allens takes out Chambers award
ALLENS ARTHUR Robinson toppled its strongest rivals last week in winning the Chambers Australasian Firm of the Year Award.The firm held out runners up...
27 May 2005
Book now for the Australian Law Awards!
This year’s Fuji Xerox Australian Law Awards are less than a week away. The shortlisted firms have been announced, anticipation is building and you ...
23 May 2005
Court warns against frivolous sackings
RECENT COURT rulings make it clear that employers must go through a fair process before they can dismiss an employee for absenteeism, according to a n...
23 May 2005
Women advocated for High Court
THE PEAK body representing women lawyers across Australia last week presented a list of outstanding women to the federal Attorney-General for consider...
23 May 2005
Government plans tax deductions for business
BUSINESSES WILL see an increase in the range of tax deductions available to them under the federal Government’s plan to provide systematic treatment...
23 May 2005
Clayton Utz wins employer award
NATIONAL LAW firm Clayton Utz has been awarded an employer of choice accolade by the Queensland Law Society (QLS), said to reflect the firm’s effect...
23 May 2005
The law highlighted
PUBLIC DEBATES, forums, tours and fairs, all intended to increase understanding of the law’s influence on our lives, shaped the 22nd NSW annual Law ...
23 May 2005
Greater protection for children
INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS released last week by the Victorian Law Reform Commission focused on greater protection for children born from assisted reprod...
23 May 2005
Lawyers can’t get no satisfaction
LIFE IN A modern law firm is no laughing matter, commentators agree. Law firms are not doing enough to satisfy their staff — from new entrants t...
23 May 2005
Funding boost to spurn terrorism: Ruddock
A $7 MILLION funding boost will help build stronger legal frameworks and counter terrorism in the South East Asian region, the Australian federal Atto...
23 May 2005
Freehills continues swap fest
IN A SERIES of swift manoeuvres that will see Freehills’ chief executive officer depart the top-tier firm, litigation partner Keith Steele has been ...
23 May 2005
NSW lawyers call for Bill of Rights talks
THE PEAK body representing lawyers in New South Wales has warned the State is in danger of being left behind if the Premier does not put a Bill of Rig...
23 May 2005
Freehills brings employers up to date on generations
COMPANIES NEED to understand the differences between the generations or risk losing the best staff talent, Freehills’ Women in Business Group urged ...
23 May 2005
Four more years for Pro Bono Centre
THE NATIONAL Pro Bono Resource Centre’s future has been assured for the next four years after the Federal Government announced in the Budget it woul...
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