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6 Jun 2019
Folau takes fight to Fair Work Commission
Sacked rugby player Israel Folau has filed an application with the Fair Work Commission, alleging unlawful termination of his employment. ...
6 Jun 2019
Why lawyers, especially juniors, can benefit from unions
Unionising is “always a good idea”, says one senior lawyer, because “there is power in the collective”, when it comes to addressing issues lik...
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6 Jun 2019
‘Sunlight is the best disinfectant’: AFP raids troubling lawyers
Legal institutions across the country continue to express concern at the actions of the Australian Federal Police, following a second raid in as many ...
6 Jun 2019
GC future plans should include Supreme Court
The development of a permanent Supreme Court on the Gold Coast is needed for the area’s long-term growth, according to one local lawyer. ...
6 Jun 2019
Curtin University development hits financial close
Investment manager InfraRed Capital Partners has involved itself in a new development by Western Australia’s Curtin University. ...
5 Jun 2019
Being a ‘corporate greenie’ and ‘barefoot GC’
Greenpeace Australia general counsel Katrina Bullock says that clients and the broader community must understand that individuals and institutions can...
5 Jun 2019
Folau hires Macpherson Kelley for fight against Rugby Australia
Former Wallabies player Israel Folau has engaged national firm Macpherson Kelley and industrial relations barrister Stuart Wood AM QC to represent him...
5 Jun 2019
Solicitor reprimanded for signing letter in name of employer
A NSW-based practitioner has been found guilty of professional misconduct and reprimanded for signing his former employer’s name on an application f...
5 Jun 2019
Raid on journalist’s house a ‘serious risk to democracy’
The raid on the residence of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst yesterday morning by the Australian Federal Police is “very concerning” and “...
5 Jun 2019
Suncorp Super in William Roberts’ class action firing line
William Roberts Lawyers has said it will bring a class action against Suncorp Super, and will work with a litigation funder to do so. ...
5 Jun 2019
KWM floats possible Aussie Roundup litigation
There is a future possibility of claims and class actions being brought in Australian courts regarding use of Roundup weed killer, according to severa...
5 Jun 2019
SA magistrate takes on State Coroner role
A magistrate is set to become South Australia’s next state coroner, after the August resignation of the current coroner. ...
4 Jun 2019
Unionising as an in-house counsel
According to one senior lawyer, there are issues faced by those in-house that those in traditional law firm environments won’t have to deal with, gi...
4 Jun 2019
Fear of regulators biggest business risk in 2019
The biggest risk facing local businesses in 2019 is not global economic factors or technology but a fear of Australian regulators, according to the Go...
4 Jun 2019
Caution advised for in-house lawyers looking to make private practice switch
With a switch between in-house and private practice becoming increasingly common, a new report has identified what lawyers in the corporate sphere nee...
4 Jun 2019
Practical Law hires new head of in-house
Thomson Reuters has appointed a new head of in-house at Practical Law Australia, whom it says will lead the firm’s expansion and refinement of its i...
4 Jun 2019
For health’s sake, move away from the ‘extreme angst’ of time-based billing
Under traditional billing methods, the overarching value of a lawyer – particularly junior practitioners – is measured by the quantum of hours bil...
4 Jun 2019
NYSE company acquires Australasian group
NYSE-listed Genuine Parts Company is upping its ownership of Australia’s Inenco Group to 100 per cent. ...
4 Jun 2019
NSW Governor opens HBA Legal’s new Sydney office
National firm HBA Legal has marked the opening of its Sydney office by raising money for the Arts Law Centre of Australia by raffling an Indigenous ar...
4 Jun 2019
NSW appoints first female senior public defender
Belinda Rigg SC has been elevated to the role of senior public defender, becoming the first woman to hold the role, by NSW Attorney-General Mark Speak...
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