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21 May 2019
Disruption reverberating through legal ed
A ‘double-whammy’ of disruption to the legal industry and higher education is creating new challenges for those educating the next generation of l...
21 May 2019
LegalVision lawyer wins NSW Golden Gavel
A senior legal project manager from NewLaw firm LegalVision has won the “coveted” 2019 Golden Gavel Competition in NSW. ...
Bob Hawke
21 May 2019
Holding Redlich responds to death of former client, Bob Hawke
National firm Holding Redlich has paid tribute to the late and former prime minister of Australia, the Honourable Bob Hawke AC, following his passing ...
20 May 2019
Hicksons to ‘vigorously’ defend suit brought by former partner
National firm Hicksons Lawyers has responded to an application brought against it, by a former firm partner, under the Australian Human Rights Commiss...
20 May 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very real humans with very real problems, writes Flynn...
20 May 2019
Negligence suit against Shine Lawyers to remain in Rockhampton
A claim of negligence, brought by a former client of Shine Lawyers against the firm, will be heard in Rockhampton rather than Brisbane, the Supreme Co...
20 May 2019
Aus lawyers respond to damning findings in Us Too? report
Law societies and advocacy groups around Australia have described the prevalence of bullying and sexual harassment in the Australian legal profession ...
18 May 2019
Federal election results in: What it means for lawyers
The results of the 2019 federal election have been confirmed, with the legal community among those set to feel the effect. ...
17 May 2019
How political can lawyers get on social media?
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Swaab partner Michael Byrnes. ...
17 May 2019
Why are rates of bullying and sexual harassment higher in Australian legal circles?
New findings reveal that levels of bullying and sexual harassment in legal workplaces in Australia are “significantly higher” than the global aver...
17 May 2019
Aussie firms announce amalgamation
Two Australian law firms have confirmed they will officially amalgamate, effective 1 July 2019. ...
17 May 2019
Integrity Commission will require bipartisanship and consultation to be effective
In order for the proposed National Integrity Commission to be functional and effective, it will require proper consultation, collaboration and biparti...
16 May 2019
The importance of self-determination in one’s legal career
Having greater control over the ways you work, and how you want to design your practice, allows you to better determine your legal vocational pathway ...
16 May 2019
Bullying, sexual harassment ‘significantly higher’ in Aus legal circles
New findings show that bullying and sexual harassment is “rife” in the Australian legal profession, with our rates “significantly higher than gl...
16 May 2019
Ex-Billabong CEO in LSC’s firing line
Billabong’s former CEO Matthew Perrin is once again fronting court, this time over his standing as a lawyer. ...
16 May 2019
US tech company advised on IPO and ASX listing
United States-based technology company Life360 has been advised on “the largest IPO on the ASX this year”, and “one of the largest tech debuts o...
16 May 2019
Brickworks advised on ‘innovative’ Wall as a Service JV
Australian manufacturing business Brickworks has been advised on the formation of a 50/50 joint venture company with FBR Limited. ...
15 May 2019
Law firm delays IPO plans
An Australian law firm has postponed its plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange following a change in circumstances to its debut. ...
15 May 2019
Purplebricks fiasco paints ‘interesting’ look into law firm fixed fee model
The Aussie collapse of real estate chain Purplebricks has highlighted the complexities of fixed fee structures in other industries, such as law, accor...
15 May 2019
Lawyer will not be issued practising certificate pending compliance with notice
A Wollongong-based solicitor will not be issued a practising certificate until such time as he has complied with a notice issued to him pursuant to th...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very...
May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...