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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...
Coleman Greig Lawyers
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...
15 May 2019
Legal sphere flagged for data breaches
There’s been more than 950 notifications under the notifiable data breach scheme over the past year, with more than 10 per cent occurring in the leg...
15 May 2019
Detention of kids in adult watch-houses a ‘national crisis’
Australia is failing in its duty of care to young people, with urgent action required to end the practice of detaining children in adult watch-houses ...
15 May 2019
New Dispute Resolution Advisory Council chair appointed
The Council of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council has appointed a retired NSW Court of Appeal judge as its new chair. ...
15 May 2019
Queensland Museum advised on arrival of NASA exhibition
Queensland Museum has been advised by King & Wood Mallesons on the “most comprehensive touring space flight exhibition in the world”. ...
14 May 2019
Navigating economic downturns as an in-house lawyer
A general counsel explained how navigating a fluctuating economic climate helps in-house lawyers further develop their practical and business skills, ...
14 May 2019
GCs must change legal risk management
General counsel turnover has increased 65 per cent over the last three years because CEOs are demanding change and better legal support, according to ...
14 May 2019
5 ways to lessen data breach risks and damages
With new data showing more than 950 data breaches were recorded in the first year of the notifiable data breach scheme, a list of best practice tips f...
14 May 2019
Judge dismisses call for recusal based on tipstaff’s ‘activism’
A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because of the alleged political views of the tipstaff of H...
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May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
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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...