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10 Mar 2015
Out of the Box
Nothing quite compares to the buzz of moving to a new city and working in a new office, but despite the thrill of starting afresh, the experience can ...
10 Mar 2015
Not for ourselves alone
Kara Cook does not shy away from difficult cases — in fact, she spends her days working closely with disadvantaged women and children who are threat...
10 Mar 2015
The art of survival in the wild west
Perth-based firms are spruiking their corporate services as the resources sector battles to cope with tumbling commodity prices. ...
20 Feb 2015
Youth on his side
Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean proved he could lead a firm at the age of 37. After seven years at the helm, he is ready to put in mot...
20 Feb 2015
Better late than never mature-age graduates
It’s two in the morning and Lawrence Lau is surrounded by law readings and energy drinks, trying not to think about the next day’s 6am start ...
20 Feb 2015
Cut the bull
The year 2015 will be judged as a success – or otherwise – at both a micro and macro level. For law firms, writes Justin Whealing, it is to proper...
16 Dec 2014
Maddocks’ new CEO sets the record straight
The numerous high-profile departures from Maddocks over the past year were not the result of unrest within the partnership over a failed merger, accor...
14 Nov 2014
‘Welcome, partner’
It was a phone call over six months in the making, but when Sue Kench called Sharon Cook with those words, her future was with King & Wood Mallesons....
11 Nov 2014
Think global, hire local
The globalisation of legal practices, writes Jacqueline Burns, has meant that securing that overseas posting is now harder – and certainly more comp...
8 Oct 2014
It’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it
Flexible work options are making boutique firms increasingly attractive to young lawyers. Justin Whealing talks to two senior associates at Hive Legal...
22 Sep 2014
A quick wit and a big heart
Former High Court judge Ian Callinan QC pays tribute to his friend and mentor, Cedric Hampson QC....
3 Sep 2014
How to win and lose friends but influence people
A failed global merger, high profile departures, increasing revenue and a new office; whichever way you look, Maddocks is garnering an increasingly hi...
13 Aug 2014
One Stone unturned
The new head of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is fiercely passionate about protecting the rights of the individual....
16 May 2014
A family man in life and law
The passing of leading family law advocate and Renaissance man Malcolm David Broun OAM QC (1935-2014) will be deeply mourned far beyond the legal wor...
14 May 2014
The trusted adviser
Blanka Moss landed her first in-house role in 1985. The Schindler Lifts general counsel talks to Justin Whealing about why she has the support of seni...
8 Apr 2014
Know your song well before you start singing
The Australian legal market is full of firms talking, but is anyone listening? Justin Whealing talks to three managing partners from a global, nationa...
3 Apr 2014
After the boom
Law firms will tell you they are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the market in 2014, despite acceptance that Australia’s mining boom has peaked. B...
28 Mar 2014
Pick me, pick me!
The war for graduate talent has never been hotter than now. Justin Whealing looks at how firms try to pick the best of the law school crop....
12 Dec 2013
It’s time to go
High-performing partners have heard the siren call of suitors echo around the marketplace this year. Lawyers Weekly presents 20 of the most notable Mo...
21 Nov 2013
You have to innovate to accumulate
The legal industry is slowly adapting to the effects of developments in technology, but is it truly embracing innovation? Brigid O Gorman investigates...
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