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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...
Waves
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...
Next generation lawyers
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...
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...
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A justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has dismissed an application for recusal because o...
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New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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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 ...
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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...
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May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...
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Apr 16 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...