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18 Oct 2018
HSF corporate head takes on new role at NRF
The former head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ corporate team in Melbourne has departed the global firm to take up a different leading role at Norton R...
Team members in a board room
18 Oct 2018
National firm adds to employment and safety team
Colin, Biggers & Paisley has recruited a new partner who takes to the firm’s Sydney-based employment and safety team. ...
Barrister's wig
17 Oct 2018
Barrister heads to Victoria’s Coroners Court
A member of the Victorian Bar for over two decades has been declared the new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. ...
16 Oct 2018
Former GC joins NewLaw firm
A former general counsel and company secretary and partner at Herbert Smith Freehills has joined NewLaw firm Hive Legal as a principal. ...
16 Oct 2018
Victoria names 3 new magistrates
Three experienced barristers have been appointed to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. ...
15 Oct 2018
Coca-Cola moves away from soft drink focus with Aus investment
Gilbert + Tobin has advised Coca-Cola Amatil on its joint acquisition alongside major shareholder, US-based The Coca-Cola Company of an equity stake i...
12 Oct 2018
Maddocks development team boosted with special counsel
Maddocks has appointed a new special counsel to its development team in the Melbourne office. ...
12 Oct 2018
Lawyers on Demand promotes legal tech expert
Alternative legal services provider Lawyers on Demand has elevated its former head of client solutions as it launches its new Designed Solutions servi...
10 Oct 2018
LIV appoints new CEO
The Law Institute of Victoria has named a new chief executive officer to “strengthen member services and advocate for the legal profession and commu...
9 Oct 2018
Former Optus GC joins alternative legal services provider
The former general counsel of Optus has joined Lawyers on Demand, as it looks to boost its newly-launched Designed Solutions offering. ...
9 Oct 2018
WA appoints new Solicitor General
Joshua Thomson SC has been appointed as Western Australia’s next Solicitor General in an announcement from the state’s Attorney-General, John Quig...
9 Oct 2018
Colin Biggers & Paisley hires former Kemp Strang partner
National firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has welcomed a restructuring and insolvency partner from mid-tier firm Kemp Strang. ...
8 Oct 2018
NSW Bar appoints 19 new senior counsel
Outgoing president of the NSW Bar Association Arthur Moses SC last week announced 19 barristers have been appointed to the level of senior counsel. ...
8 Oct 2018
Full service offerings more attractive than smaller, specialised firms
The recent acquisition of Kemp Strang by national firm Thomson Geer highlights the benefit of larger, more diversified institutional offerings, accord...
5 Oct 2018
Lawyer appointed new Race Discrimination Commissioner
A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience will take up the position of Race Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission. ...
5 Oct 2018
Shine Lawyers acquires boutique class action firm
National personal injury firm Shine Lawyers has acquired a boutique class actions firm that it says makes it the “second largest player” by numbe...
4 Oct 2018
Thomson Geer to acquire Kemp Strang
National firm Thomson Geer is acquiring Australian mid-tier firm Kemp Strang, assuming all of its assets and all but three of its partners. ...
4 Oct 2018
Ashurst opens in Luxembourg with new tax partners
Ashurst has received a tax capability boost, in naming two new tax partners for its opening of a brand new office in Luxembourg. ...
4 Oct 2018
New Federal Court judge appointed
Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced a barrister as a new judicial appointment for the Federal Court of Australia. ...
4 Oct 2018
Chief Judge to also become Chief Justice
The Honourable Will Alstergren has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. ...
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Oct 19 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office,...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still ...
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Mag...
APPOINTMENTS
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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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return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...