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31 May 2019
PZ Cussons wins 6 year battle against ACCC
Allens has successfully assisted PZ Cussons in defending a cartel case brought by the ACCC. ...
Peter Wilkinson
31 May 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use of social media and what a person can post on their...
Lander & Rogers
31 May 2019
Landers, LIV committee team up for online asylum seeker legal service
National firm Lander & Rogers and the Legacy Caseload Working Group, formed by the Law Institute of Victoria, have collaborated on a new platform ...
31 May 2019
Infigen acquires Western Sydney energy facility
ASX-listed Infigen Energy is acquiring a Western Sydney open cycle gas turbine facility. ...
30 May 2019
Further charges laid in investigation into Brisbane firm
A 35-year-old man has today been charged with fraud and falsification of records as part of the ongoing Operation Stockade, which is looking into the ...
30 May 2019
Why ‘black and white’ precedents don’t exist in religious disputes in family law
It is hard for Australian courts to set down blanket rules for the resolution of religious disputes between parents, or matters where religion comes i...
30 May 2019
Class action filed against AMP in Federal Court
A national plaintiff firm has filed the first Federal Court class action against AMP on behalf of superannuation fund members that alleges the bank er...
30 May 2019
Non-lawyer roles an opportunity for brave lawyers
Pigeon-holed lawyers have to be braver about going out and doing other things they are capable of thanks to their legal education, according to a lawy...
30 May 2019
Can lawyers discuss their mental health issues on social media?
With conversations about psychological distress, anxiety and depression becoming increasingly prominent in the legal marketplace, it is important to u...
30 May 2019
LIV considers stance on state budget
The Law Institute of Victoria has welcomed a state government commitment to ‘tackling the causes of crime’ in Victoria. ...
30 May 2019
How lawyers can ask for a pay rise
With more than half of Australians listing a salary increase as their career priority this year, and almost half intending to ask their boss for a rai...
30 May 2019
Canadian company acquires 80% of Australian aluminum manufacturer
NASDAQ and TSX-listed company BRP Inc has been advised on its acquisition of four-fifths of Telwater Pty Ltd. ...
29 May 2019
Restraint needed on social media, especially by partners
Following recent Lawyers Weekly reporting that legal professionals have more freedom to post social, political or religious views online than sportspe...
29 May 2019
Federal Circuit Court of Australia unveils second RAP
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has released its Reconciliation Action Plan as it moves to support access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres ...
29 May 2019
Nine Entertainment sells off athletic events
World Triathlon Corporation has acquired a number of athletic events, including the Sun-Herald City2Surf, from Nine Entertainment Co. ...
29 May 2019
‘The time is right’ for PM to enshrine First Nations Voice in constitution
Newly re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison has a “unique opportunity” to work with Indigenous Peoples and enshrine the First Nations Voice int...
29 May 2019
B2B service advised on IPO and ASX listing
Melbourne-based business-to-business service Powerwrap Limited has been advised on its $17.4 million IPO and listing on the Australian Stock Exchange....
28 May 2019
Navigating emotional investments with your in-house practice
Maintaining one’s motivation to drive practical legal frameworks and outcomes that truly benefit those in need is the best way to tackle the intense...
28 May 2019
‘We need 25-year-olds on boards’
There needs to be cultural change around the types of people considered for board director roles, with age and experience not necessarily good indicat...
28 May 2019
Human error flagged for data breaches
Human error accounted for 35 per cent of data breaches in Australia since mandatory reporting began last year, according to a report. ...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
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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Peter Wilkinson
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...
May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...