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1 Aug 2019
Micro-practice: A leaner way to be a lawyer
In a competitive market the need for modernisation is paramount. With this is mind, are micro-practices the boutique firms of the future? ...
Corporate Counsel Awards 2019
30 Jul 2019
Celebrating the achievements of the in-house market
In-house work is become increasingly attractive to the next generation of lawyers coming through the ranks and given the calibre of legal professional...
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
29 Jul 2019
Spotlight on Judge Bruce Smith
Society sometimes forgets that the judges who form the backbone of our justice system are people too. In this special Q&A, Lawyers Weekly hears fr...
23 Jul 2019
What are the features of a successful in-house team?
An award-winning corporate counsel unit has outlined what it sees as being the key signs that an in-house legal team is operating seamlessly and produ...
22 Jul 2019
Recapping the inaugural Corporate Counsel Summit
For the first time, Lawyers Weekly hosted a summit for in-house lawyers, bringing together local and global in-house powerhouses for a range of sessio...
15 Jul 2019
Does an ASX debut make sense for law firms?
The notion of listing and launching an initial public offering (IPO) is not lost on Australia’s corporate market. Every week we see businesses take ...
9 May 2019
‘When the tide rises, all boats rise’
In the same way that ‘disruption’ has, for some, become a buzzword for environmental and professional change, ‘innovation’ too tends to encaps...
7 May 2019
Riding the legal op(portunitie)s wave
It’s a strange paradox to consider that Australia as a whole might not be entirely sure what legal operations can do, but as a profession, we are se...
6 May 2019
Future-proofing the next generation of lawyers
The legal profession, and the marketplace surrounding it, is evolving rapidly. Employers, from BigLaw to corporate businesses, are re-educating young ...
2 May 2019
The emergence of e-conveyancing
e-Conveyancing has become a hot commodity in the Australian market. How are lawyers responding? ...
30 Apr 2019
BigLaw to boutique
What to know about setting up shop and being your own boss. ...
26 Apr 2019
Breaking point
Consult a dictionary, and you’ll find plenty of different definitions for the word ‘broken’. Among its many meaning variants, ‘broken’, as ...
12 Apr 2019
What can lawyers learn from Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones is, arguably, the most consequential television show of this decade. As such, it is prudent to consider whether the show offers lesson...
4 Apr 2019
Lawyer X royal commission: What we know so far
The first public hearing into Victoria Police’s interactions with Nicola Gobbo has wrapped up. Here’s what emerged from that hearing, and what we ...
7 Feb 2019
Sole practitioners, boutiques and behaviour
Lawyers Weekly is oft-accused of ‘picking on the little guy’ as it publishes stories on tribunal judgments of conduct contrary to one’s profess...
21 Jan 2019
Privilege, policing and the pub test: Questions to be answered from the Lawyer X scandal
While the Royal Commission into Management of Informants will be held in and limited to Victoria, its ramifications for both justice and law enforceme...
14 Dec 2018
What can lawyers learn from Harry Potter?
Stephen King mused that every book one picks up offers its own lessons. The seven-part Harry Potter series penned by J.K. Rowling is, unquestionably, ...
23 Nov 2018
A violent spectre
“The role the courts play in the lives of families experiencing violence is an important one and a heavy responsibility.” ...
16 Nov 2018
International ties
Using e-discovery to make connections across the globe. ...
26 Sep 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) about all the things no one will have the guts to ...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...