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14 May 2004
Tas Greens bid to split Bill defeated
BACKED BY the Law Society of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Greens last week announced they would move to split the Legal Profession Amendment Bill so that t...
7 May 2004
NSW legal insurance kicks off
LAWCOVER INSURANCE is enjoying the accolade of being the first legal profession-based insurance scheme licensed by the Australian Prudential Regulatio...
7 May 2004
QLD first to embrace national profession
LAWYERS FROM around Australia will now be able to practise in Queensland. While the Federal Government hesitated last week in announcing a national le...
7 May 2004
Ruddock should intervene in Nauru: LIV
THE LAW Institute of Victoria has urged federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock to intervene and assist a team of Australian lawyers to travel to Naur...
7 May 2004
ACT Bail Act taking liberties: Law Society
ACT Bail Act taking liberties: Law SocietyTHE ACT Law Society has condemned proposed changes to the territory’s Bail Act 1992, arguing they are in ...
7 May 2004
Abbott Tout consultant somersaults onto screen
ABBOTT TOUT is basking in the limelight of the 57th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Leading the firm into the glamour of the event is consultant Matthew ...
7 May 2004
Immunity hangs in the balance
AS THE High Court considered whether barristers could retain their immunity for negligence last week, the profession waited with bated breath.While th...
7 May 2004
Gadens claims Blakes’ insurance
“WHY WOULD I, who have been at [Blake Dawson Waldron] since I was 17, be leaving at this late stage of my career? It’s an interesting question...
7 May 2004
A new broom for Mallesons?
Malleson Stephen Jaques is already eyeing a shortlist of candidates to take the helm on Tony D’aloisio’s departure. Francis Wilkins spoke to Mall...
30 Apr 2004
Mergers on the rise
THE UNITED States saw a resurgence of law firm mergers and acquisitions in the first quarter of this year. According to a leading multidisciplinary co...
30 Apr 2004
Under the same roof, but not an MDP
WHEN FOUR partners left Nicol Robinson Halletts (NRH) recently, the firm made the best of a tricky situation — that of too much office space. By...
30 Apr 2004
Gadens plunges into art makeover
SOON TO be coated, splashed and decked in paint, the walls of Gadens Lawyers’ Sydney offices are planned to enhance and encourage the firm’s philo...
30 Apr 2004
Finally, a national profession
AFTER A DECADE of getting geared up for a national profession, the legal fraternity may now breathe an enormous sigh of relief. The National Legal Pro...
30 Apr 2004
Lawyers go global at La Trobe
INSPIRED BY the enormous response to a recent Lawyers Weekly report about the New York Bar Review Quality Program, which will enable Australian lawyer...
30 Apr 2004
D’Aloisio to leave Mallesons
IT HAS been confirmed, the chief executive partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques will leave the top-tier firm and take up a new role as managing directo...
29 Apr 2004
Be gentle with Crown copyright: LIV
MAJOR CHANGES to Crown copyright laws are unnecessary, according to the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). Responding to a request for submissions to th...
28 Apr 2004
Cabinet block on judges’ pay condemned
THE RECENT furore surrounding judges and what they are paid, what they should be paid, and who’s trying to stop them filling up their deep pockets h...
28 Apr 2004
WA first off the mark on money laundering
THE WESTERN Australian decision to jump the gun on money laundering laws ahead of other states was not an attempt to do things differently, but rather...
28 Apr 2004
Headed for the NY Bar?
FURTHER INFORMATION on the New York Bar Review Quality Program, detailed in last week’s Lawyers Weekly, can be found at www.nybar.com.au. The progra...
28 Apr 2004
Clarify stamp duty changes: NSW Law Society
THE FINER details of the imposition of stamp duty on vendors of investment real estate, highlighted in the NSW Treasurer’s recent mini-budget speech...
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