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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. ...
7 Mar 2018
Podcast pipeline
In this feature we explore why podcasts have become the new video for lawyers across the country. ...
6 Mar 2018
Bigger and better
It’s said that everything is bigger in Texas, but how goes the legal opportunities in the Lone Star State? ...
5 Mar 2018
The moral duty to do no harm
Legal institutions – both educational and professional – have duties to assist those in their care deal with distressing content which can affect ...
1 Mar 2018
Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers
New, groundbreaking findings from one of Australia’s leading law schools is lifting the lid on the nexus between perceived workplace culture and ill...
6 Feb 2018
Hardwired
How innovation has transformed the advocate’s approach, from chambers to the courtroom.  ...
5 Feb 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. ...
2 Feb 2018
Southern exposure
Despite it being the coldest and most inhospitable place on earth, there is a niche community that specialises in Antarctic law. ...
1 Feb 2018
Character assassination
Described as “the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel”, defamation cases have been keeping lawyers busy for decade...
23 Jan 2018
E-discovery on a global stage
Relive the highlights from Relativity’s eighth annual Relativity Fest. ...
10 Jan 2018
Year in Review: A thrilling season
Lawyers Weekly looks back on the power dynamics in law, business and politics that shaped the profession over the last year. ...
29 Dec 2017
Leading Lights
The Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017 recognised trailblazers and top performers in the Australian legal profession. ...
27 Dec 2017
What clients want
Law firms are conditioning themselves for high client expectation, Melissa Coade writes.  ...
1 Nov 2017
Australia’s great dividing range
The bedrock of traditional legal services has been subject to intense pressure in recent times, and from all directions. Fissures have emerged and spl...
31 Oct 2017
More than a pet project
Animal lawyers are dedicated to animal rights protection and advocacy, often with little or no financial reward, writes Tom Lodewyke. ...
20 Oct 2017
The new face of corporate counsel
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with InfoTrack, recently assembled a roundtable to discuss the rapidly changing role of in-house legal teams.  ...
3 Oct 2017
Rising popularity
Which legal businesses have lawyers spellbound to claim a place among this year’s Top 25 Attraction Firms?   ...
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Apr 16 2018
More needed to protect lawyers against judicial bullies
Legal employers should consider the courtroom as a workplace just like any other, and thus have mech...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Young lawyers
Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...
Mar 21 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...