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When a dressing-down in court wins over decorumJun 08 2020

There is something to be said for scolding irreverent defendants over the formal dressing-down that court decorum demands. For one thing, it

by Naomi Neilson

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Jun 08 2020Manslaughter by firearm penalties significantly increase

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation to increase the maximum penalty around manslaughter,...

by Naomi Neilson

Jun 08 2020NSW widens scope of sexual exploitation laws

Adults of authority over teenagers will now face stronger criminal charges if they engage in any sex...

by Naomi Neilson

Jun 07 2020Why it’s such an exciting time to be a young lawyer

COVID-19 has, justifiably, given rise to fears about job security and vocational direction. But, acc...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Jun 07 2020SA catches up with abortion reform

Although still far from perfect, the South Australian government has taken a step towards reforming ...

by Naomi Neilson

ATO launches legal action against accounting giant PwCJun 07 2020

In an escalation of a long conflict between the “big four” and the Australian Taxation Office, the ATO has launched fresh legal action a...

by Tony Zhang

Brisbane lawyer to be removed from rollJun 05 2020

A Queensland practitioner who “departed significantly” from the fundamental duties of legal professionals is set to be struck from the r...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Demanding better wellness practices post-pandemicJun 05 2020

In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, the principal and founder of Her Lawyer, Courtney Bowie, unpacks the impacts of the global pande...

by Tasha Levy

Corrs promotes 7 to partnershipJun 05 2020

National law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has elevated seven lawyers to its partnership ranks. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Lawyers must be activists to help end black deaths in custodyJun 04 2020

Unless Australian legal professionals turn up for issues that matter, system change will never occur, say legal advocates. ...

by Jerome Doraisamy