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25 Jun 2019
PwC Legal works with WorleyParsons
ASX-listed WorleyParsons has acquired the Jacobs Engineering Group’s energy, chemicals and resources division. ...
25 Jun 2019
‘Very disappointing’: Folau responds to GoFundMe page being pulled
Fundraising platform GoFundMe has “buckled to demands against the freedom of Australians” by pulling the campaign to raise funds for Israel Folau...
Stuart Efstathis
25 Jun 2019
EAGLEGATE onboards FWC associate
A Brisbane-based boutique firm has named a new IP lawyer in its ranks. ...
24 Jun 2019
WA to remove age barriers for sexual abuse claims
Western Australia has tabled legislation to resolve technical and age-specific impediments to sexual abuse claims as part of a crackdown on child sexu...
24 Jun 2019
Finalists revealed for 2019 Australian Law Awards
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is pleased to announce that finalists have been selected for this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
24 Jun 2019
Global firm acquires team of 16 to expand Aussie scope
A global law firm has scooped up a director and her team as it plans to bolster its Australia-based banking and finance arm. ...
24 Jun 2019
Men more likely to perceive progress on gender equality in law than women
According to new research, there is a large disparity in perception by gender on the level of progress in advancing equality in the legal profession a...
24 Jun 2019
Aussie IPO market ranks globally
Australia’s IPO activity in the first six months of 2019 is tracking well despite a marked drop in capital raising globally, according to a new repo...
24 Jun 2019
WA expands Coroner’s capabilities
Western Australia has made a new appointment to its Coroner’s Court in a bid to reduce a case backlog in the state, the Attorney-General has said. ...
24 Jun 2019
Cannabis company acquires ASX-listed medicinal offering
MinterEllison is acting as Australian counsel on a Canadian-listed company’s purchase of Australian-based medicinal cannabis company, Creso Pharma. ...
24 Jun 2019
Canadian miner swoops on WA resourcing
A Canadian mining company has acquired Western Australia’s Higginsville gold operations from Westgold Resources. ...
21 Jun 2019
Breaking away from the ‘boys club’ in law
Why one lawyer set out to support women in business: Jerome chats with Courtney Bowie. ...
21 Jun 2019
NSW lawyer loses appeal against finding of professional misconduct
A New South Wales-based solicitor, who was also a registered migration agent, has had her appeal against a finding of professional misconduct dismisse...
21 Jun 2019
Lawyer calls out ‘spate’ of wage theft in regional businesses
An employment law firm managing director has sounded the alarm on what’s being described as a recent spate of wage theft, with small businesses, par...
21 Jun 2019
NSW barristers fed up with ‘unsustainable legal aid work’
The New South Wales Bar Association has hit out at the state government over its “failure” to provide sufficient legal aid funding in this week...
21 Jun 2019
QLD adds judge and magistrates
Queensland has appointed a judge and three new magistrates across its courts to service a number of areas across the state. ...
20 Jun 2019
Collaborative practice ‘should be applicable to all areas of law’
Working in a collaborative fashion to settle disputes allows for a more transparent and respectful legal process, and should be better utilised across...
20 Jun 2019
Legal Services Commissioner vows to be ‘real instigator’ for changing sex harassment culture
With 33,000 practising solicitors in New South Wales, regulation alone cannot police sexual harassment — change must come at a cultural level, whic...
20 Jun 2019
Queensland to combat claim farming with legislation
The Queensland government has tabled legislation to stamp out so-called “claim farming” in the state. ...
20 Jun 2019
Court facilities funding welcomed in NSW budget
Further funding for upgrades to regional courts, intended to better help meet the needs of the community, is a welcome addition to the state budget, ...
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Jul 26 2018
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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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Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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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...