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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...
Corporate Counsel Summit
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...
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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 ...
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...
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