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16 Sep 2019
LCA welcomes amendments to farm trespass laws
The Law Council of Australia has backed changes to agricultural incitement of trespass laws, noting it will help ensure media freedoms are better prot...
Bill Karvela
16 Sep 2019
Rigby Cooke signs exclusive partnership to back local manufacturers
Melbourne-based Rigby Cooke Lawyers has become the exclusive corporate partner for legal for the Australian Manufacturing and Technology Institute Lim...
16 Sep 2019
Ashurst recruits new partner for corporate team
Ashurst has confirmed it has appointed a new partner, who takes to its Melbourne-based corporate division. ...
13 Sep 2019
Next generation not willing to accept culture of the past
The law students of today, who will become the lawyers of tomorrow, are not prepared to accept a workplace culture where bullying, sexual harassment a...
13 Sep 2019
Firm vs lawyer: Which reputation matters more to clients?
A new survey has shed light on whether SMEs give more weight to the reputation of a law firm brand or that of an individual lawyer. ...
13 Sep 2019
Women lawyers rebut Frydenberg’s gender pay gap claim
Australian Women Lawyers has shot down Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s comments in parliament earlier this week about the supposed closing of the gender...
13 Sep 2019
Minor injury claimants struggling under the ‘might’ of insurer companies
Insurers are reaping the benefits from motor vehicle accidents under the current NSW motor vehicle accident scheme, said the president of the NSW Bar ...
13 Sep 2019
Lawyer X admits to turning on clients, destroying evidence
In transcripts and statements provided to Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, it has become clear that barrister Nicola Gobbo k...
12 Sep 2019
Ban on cross-examination where violence is a factor gets mixed responses
Family lawyers and advocates are lukewarm on the introduction of the Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties Scheme, with some expressing con...
12 Sep 2019
Lawyers must trust the signs this R U OK? Day
On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, R U OK? non-executive director Graeme Cowan explains what it means to identify, trust and act on t...
12 Sep 2019
Gender divide on unpaid hours not changing quickly enough
New research highlighting the volume of unpaid hours being undertaken by women compared to men is unsurprising and demonstrative of an issue that is n...
12 Sep 2019
Stringent processes for employee dismissal are ‘absolutely essential’
The recent awarding of $1.2 million to former James Cook University professor Peter Ridd shows that law firms must engage in “exhaustive consultatio...
12 Sep 2019
Entries for Women in Law Awards closing tomorrow
Lawyers Weekly’s annual celebration of the outstanding female lawyers and legal professionals shaping and influencing the profession in Australia is...
12 Sep 2019
LIV makes recommendations into aged care report
In the lead up to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report, the Law Institute of Victoria have made 18 key recommendations....
12 Sep 2019
Pacific Energy shares acquired by OPTrust and Capital Group
King & Wood Mallesons has assisted in the acquisition of Pacific Energy by OPTrust and Capital Group. ...
12 Sep 2019
How to approach R U OK? Day in 2019
Noticing the little things can make all the difference when it comes to supporting friends and colleagues in the workplace, writes Hall & Wilcox p...
11 Sep 2019
To succeed as GC, culture is king
There are many professional and leadership elements that make up a good general counsel, but none is more important than the ability to foster a posi...
11 Sep 2019
Client loyalty slipping year-on-year
More than one in three Australian SMEs are prepared to seek the advice of a different legal adviser, with high fees and a feeling of not being valued ...
11 Sep 2019
The key to mastering AI is people, boards say
As boards adapt to a workforce dominated by AI and robotics, it should do so by taking its staff and clients “along on the journey”, according to ...
11 Sep 2019
‘People-centric approach’ the way forward
With vast challenges facing the legal profession it is essential for law firm bosses to rehumanise the practice of law, and “prioritise people over...
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