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Former GC pleads guilty to giving false or misleading information to ASIC

Former GC pleads guilty to giving false or misleading information to ASIC

15 Feb 2019

A Queensland lawyer who was accused of lying under oath during an ASIC examination has pleaded guilty to one count of giving false or misleading info...

In-house lawyers now make up one-quarter of NZ legal profession

New figures from the New Zealand Law Society show that corporate counsel now account for 24 per cent of the nation’s legal profession. ...

No need for quotas: Australian board diversity improving

There’s been a 10 per cent increase in women on the boards of ASX200 companies over the last three years, while the ASX100 has been buoyed by its ow...

How does the future fare for general counsel?

As business priorities continue to be re-evaluated, the make-up of general counsel is set to shift, according to a chief executive officer. ...

In-house AI spend to rise

A new survey has identified that two-thirds of legal professionals believe internal spending on artificial intelligence will increase in 2019, with su...

Fyre, Clive Palmer, and the necessity of knowing director duties

12 Feb 2019

The recent release of the Netflix documentary “Fyre – the greatest party that never happened” is a timely reminder to all about the legal obliga...

Increased regulatory hurdles for UK in-house counsel dropped

12 Feb 2019

The threat of dual regulation for in-house legal teams in the United Kingdom has been avoided, in a move that has been welcomed by The Law Society of ...

GCs pen open letter to law firms

05 Feb 2019

More than 170 general counsels and chief legal officers have thrown their support behind an open letter to law firm partners pushing for greater diver...

Pain points and vision at crux of tech’s in-house implementation

05 Feb 2019

Consideration of an in-house team’s vision, as well as the pain points, is vital for achieving desired outcomes of technology implementation, accord...