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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 ...
ACCC
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 ...
Mahlab
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...
5 Aug 2019
ACT Law Society objects to changes to Crimes and Firearms Acts
The ACT Law Society has spoken out about recent changes to the Crimes Act and the Firearms Act, with concerns that they apply retrospectively to matte...
2 Aug 2019
Lloyd Rayney loses bid to remain on roll
Perth-based barrister and former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Rayney has lost his appeal to remain on the roll of solicitors. ...
2 Aug 2019
How royal commissions changed the legal profession
The proliferation of royal commissions has placed greater demand on lawyers to step into new responsibilities and newly created roles, but the appeal ...
2 Aug 2019
Attracting staff starts at culture, not salary
To attract and retain talent, firms need to understand what lawyers are looking for from their employer, particularly when it comes to a focus on staf...
2 Aug 2019
Superannuation guarantee increase harmful to young people, lawyers
As the superannuation guarantee increase is debated among politicians and the wider public, McDonald Murholme has voiced concern for the youngest Aust...
1 Aug 2019
Bartier Perry, Logie-Smith Lanyon forge alliance to meet growing client demand
Australian law firms Bartier Perry and Logie-Smith Lanyon have confirmed they have forged a new alliance as a means to better service client demand. ...
1 Aug 2019
Marque Lawyers named legal rep in Frydenberg, Liu saga
Marque Lawyers has been confirmed as the legal representative acting on behalf of those who filed petitions in the High Court yesterday, alleging Fede...
1 Aug 2019
What lawyers should ask before making the switch
With competition for talent at a record high, lawyers are presented abundance of choice in terms of their employer, however, an expert in the space sa...
1 Aug 2019
Holding Redlich congratulates People’s Choice Award art winner
In its 21st year of partnering with a major arts exhibition, Holding Redlich has recognised a local artist on taking out this year’s People’s Choi...
1 Aug 2019
ALHR slams government move to repeal Medevac legislation
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has condemned the federal government for seeking to repeal the Medevac legislation, noting its importance i...
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Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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The smarts of using social media
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