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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. ...
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. ...
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Jun 20 2018
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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...
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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
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Jun 4 2018
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and...
ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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...