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8 Aug 2019
‘Bankrupt barrister’ loses appeal to have his name added back to roll
A “bankrupt barrister” exposed in 2001 for tax evasion lost an appeal for readmittance to the legal profession following the decision to have his ...
Stewart Cameron
8 Aug 2019
Firm launches new strategy to attract clients
An Australian law firm has announced a “pivotal point in its history” with the launch of its 2025 Strategic Vision, designed to deliver “sustain...
Federal Court of Australia
7 Aug 2019
Sydney lawyer appeal against ASIC ban dismissed
The Federal Court of Australia has denied an appeal put forward by a Sydney lawyer and accountant, following ASIC placing a permanent ban on him prov...
7 Aug 2019
Bernard Collaery case slammed as ‘an attack on the legal profession’
Attempts to prosecute lawyer Bernard Collaery are neither fair nor just, and undermine the value of Australia’s legal profession, according to the A...
7 Aug 2019
Lawyer X: ‘I’ve chucked ethics and legal professional privilege out the window’
The barrister behind the “Lawyer X” moniker, Nicola Gobbo, admitted she knew the severity of her actions in acting as a human source for the Victo...
7 Aug 2019
CEO shines light on misconception about lawyers’ tech adoption
A chief executive has responded to claims that lawyers don’t utilise the new technology coming to market. ...
7 Aug 2019
Law firm celebrates women with design and luxury
Female business leaders and corporate professionals have joined a law firm in Sydney to celebrate the valuable contribution made by women in the Austr...
7 Aug 2019
Allens finds boom in infrastructure projects may not stack up
A higher volume of infrastructure projects concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne has contributed to an acute skills shortage and escalating material co...
6 Aug 2019
Company secretary shake-up: How the role has changed
Greater public scrutiny and the need for increased compliance regulation as a result of the recent banking royal commission have shaped the role of th...
6 Aug 2019
In-house counsel driving change in direct barrister briefings
In-house lawyers are increasingly playing a more assertive role in the traditional process of selection and briefing of barristers by law firms, accor...
6 Aug 2019
New inquiry into financial services sector launched
The federal government has expanded the remit of the House of Representatives standing committee on economics in order to probe the broader financial ...
6 Aug 2019
ACCC recommendations to spark ‘broad implications’ for Aussie companies
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has unveiled its final report into digital platforms, outlining 23 recommendations that are ...
6 Aug 2019
Salaries, bonuses and benefits: What lawyers are worth
Remuneration, salary bonuses and incentives are key to retaining staff as competition for mid-level lawyers becomes fiercer than ever, according to th...
6 Aug 2019
Lawyer calls out insurers' attempts to change CTP scheme
Renewed calls for Queensland to change its compulsory third party scheme to stamp out claim farming across the state are “nothing but a shameless at...
6 Aug 2019
Cyber security skills fall short in law firms
Almost half of the legal industry reported Australia’s cyber security laws are insufficient and 72 per cent are concerned current regulations are op...
6 Aug 2019
LCA concerned for citizenship of terror suspects
The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has expressed serious concerns over current laws that allow terror suspects to be stripped of Australian citizenshi...
5 Aug 2019
Private practice sees profitability spike
Private practice firms have embraced change and growth this year, from profitability and technology change to adapting to multidisciplinary and collab...
5 Aug 2019
New guide launched to aid Victorian judiciary
An Australian first guide has been released specifically to aid Victorian judicial officers in identifying the needs and interests of victims of crime...
5 Aug 2019
The value of legal professional privilege highlighted
With legal professional privilege gaining significant spotlight recently, two companies have issued a statement reinforcing its importance in the lawy...
5 Aug 2019
Legal sector needs to ‘catch up’ with intercountry adoption regulations
In a recent research paper, a university scholar has called out the laws and regulation around intercountry adoption, insisting the legal sector needs...
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As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...