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16 Jul 2019
Libra — a lawyer’s guide to blockchain: Part three
Practitioners should review Facebook’s Libra project and understand and appreciate why it matters for them, writes Michael Bacina. ...
16 Jul 2019
CPD point for sex harassment training needed
Mandated training for workplace misconduct — such as sexual harassment and bullying — as well as practising certificate declarations are necessa...
16 Jul 2019
Lawyers and law students need creative outlets, says Miss Universe Australia
Law graduate Priya Serrao, who was recently crowned Miss Universe Australia, said it is important for those in law to engage in activities that offer ...
16 Jul 2019
Maintain ‘mistaken belief’ defense: QLS
Queensland Law Society has said the retention of an individual’s right to lead a “mistaken belief” defense must be maintained in a newly announc...
16 Jul 2019
Putting an end to mental health issues in law firms
The legal profession is inundated with lawyers experiencing mental health issues and firms need to act on this, according to speakers at a recent Melb...
15 Jul 2019
Firm reveals Aussie growth and partner profits
An international firm’s Australian partners have seen a 31 per cent increase on their pay packets compared to last financial year, with each equity ...
15 Jul 2019
Cooperation ordered for CBA class actions
Two plaintiff law firms have been granted permission to work together to bring two separate class actions against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia w...
15 Jul 2019
Far North Queensland law firm successfully uses PEXA
A law firm in Far North Queensland said it’s the first in the region to successfully use PEXA for a commercial property transaction. ...
15 Jul 2019
Maritime moot title a consecutive win for University of Queensland
The University of Queensland law students have held onto a huge victory, coming out on top again in the grand final of the 20th International Maritime...
15 Jul 2019
Holding Redlich promotes 16, including 3 to partner
National firm Holding Redlich has elevated 16 practitioners to more senior roles, including three from special counsel to partner, effective 1 July 20...
15 Jul 2019
Queensland legislation would put end to ‘greedy’ law firms
A Queensland lawyer has re-iterated the need for the state to move to ban the practice of claims farming, with the effect of cutting off “greedy”...
15 Jul 2019
KWM and UTS to offer Indigenous internships
King & Wood Mallesons and the University of Technology Sydney have partnered up to provide Indigenous law students with “ideal” internships. ...
12 Jul 2019
Could a class action be brought for presumptive damages to the Great Barrier Reef?
With an increase in litigation funding in Australia and royal commissions abound, it is pertinent to ponder whether a proactive class action can be br...
12 Jul 2019
Growth, if managed properly, enhances experience for employees and clients
The provision of new opportunities to firm members, as well as fresh scope through which clients can be better serviced, are key reasons to actively d...
12 Jul 2019
Law associations sign on to saving Indigenous legal assistance program
Major law associations are joining an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national peak body to call for a legal assistance program to be retained. ...
12 Jul 2019
Merger to create ‘Australia’s largest’ hospitality group
A merger between the Endeavour Drinks business and ALH Group will create Australia’s largest integrated drinks and hospitality business, according t...
12 Jul 2019
e-conveyancing concerns about PEXA monopoly money
New South Wales has now become the third Australian state to transition to paperless property transactions, with the mandating of electronic conveyanc...
12 Jul 2019
Caxton Legal Centre appoints new CEO
A CLC based in South Brisbane — self-proclaimed as “Queensland’s largest community legal centre” — has hired a new chief executive officer...
12 Jul 2019
Global firm celebrates pride with art
To celebrate pride and inclusion both in and outside of the workplace, a global law firm hosted an annual art exhibition in Sydney dedicated to LGBT+ ...
12 Jul 2019
Greenwoods promotes 4 to senior associate
Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the elevation of four of its practitioners to senior associate across its Sydney and Melbourne...
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Jun 19 2019
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