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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...
VICTORIAN COAT OF ARMS
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 ...
20 Sep 2018
How to establish yourself as a sole practitioner
Technological advancements, social media and evolving methods of legal service delivery are all making it much easier for lawyers to get themselves se...
13 Sep 2018
How litigation funding can work for Corporates
Promoted by Augusta Ventures. Litigation funding enables companies to monetise valid commercial disputes while preserving capital, mitigating litigat...
14 Aug 2018
In-house attraction
“Being in-house is a really nice way to be part of a business.” Those words, imparted by Electrical Trades Union of Australia national legal couns...
18 Jul 2018
A new way to work
The legal marketplace is an ever-evolving beast, with technological and workplace innovation challenging the hitherto status quo of life for practisin...
8 Jun 2018
Master and apprentice
Mentoring arrangements can come in many different guises. Tom Lodewyke examines how they are preparing the next generation of leaders in the law. ...
30 May 2018
Law and LGBTQI rights: Where are we at?
Whether you believe the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey was a showcase of democracy at its best, or an abdication of responsibility by our electe...
11 May 2018
The RegTech influence
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with InfoTrack and LEAP, recently conducted a Regulatory Technology Snap Poll Survey to determine the attitudes, percep...
4 May 2018
Tapping into the ASEAN promise
Prosperity may be fabled to lie somewhere over the rainbow, but forecasters are confidently pointing to south-east Asia as a wellspring of opportunity...
3 May 2018
Life after law
Retirement from law doesn’t mean retirement from life. ...
2 May 2018
Bankrolling justice
From a medieval debate between legal scholars to a multibillion dollar capital market, litigation funding has evolved into a permanent fixture on the ...
18 Apr 2018
Where to from #MeToo? Breaking the silence about ‘gender-hostile’ workplaces
According to Dr Karen O’Connell, gender inequality is a problem that has been plaguing women in Australia’s legal profession for far too long, but...
10 Apr 2018
In-house heavyweights
The second annual Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards recognised Australia's best in-house lawyers. ...
4 Apr 2018
Power to the people
Energy and resources lawyers are instrumental in shaping the future of Australia’s power supply and consumption. ...
8 Mar 2018
New species
Modern-day lawyers have evolved to become so much more. ...
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Mar 20 2019
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Mar 20 2019
NSW politics must address ‘manifestly inadequate’ CTP scheme
The compulsory third party system in NSW requires an urgent review, and political parties must addr...
Canberra landscape
Mar 19 2019
Stage 1 redevelopment of ACT Law Courts complete
The first stage of the redevelopment of the ACT Law Courts has officially reached completion, paving...
APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
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. ...
 appoints new company director and chairman
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 ...
Appointed, handshake
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...
opinion
Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Ray...
Katie Johnston
Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Finan...
Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...