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24 Oct 2013
Pipped at the post
The legal jobs market is tough at the moment and, while qualifications are important, a post-graduate qualification is not necessarily the most valuab...
27 Aug 2013
Feeding the beast
The legal profession has shifted its focus from trying to control social media to working out how to carefully reap its benefits. Leanne Mezrani repor...
18 Jul 2013
Brave new world
The financial services sector is in the midst of a reinvention driven by market consolidation and legislative reform. Leanne Mezrani finds out what th...
15 Jul 2013
Sydney lawyer gets new lease of life
An Australian law firm leader whose life was threatened by an aggressive form of leukaemia recently met the young American man who saved his life. Ste...
4 Jun 2013
The B word
The topic of bullying in law firms is often met with a wall of silence; managing partners avoid speaking publicly about it and victims are tight-lippe...
22 May 2013
Weathering the storm
The winds of change blowing through the Australian legal market are not deterring independent Sydney firms from taking on global rivals in the nation...
7 May 2013
Standing out
Lawyers have long sought corporate board positions as a way to boost their profile and line their pockets. However, many have become increasingly wary...
25 Apr 2013
Fighting conviction
Ron Heinrich AM has spent his life using his voice and position to fight for the rights of those who don’t have any. Stephanie Quine speaks to the T...
23 Apr 2013
Who's courting the Commonwealth?
Since the release of the Commonwealth’s legal services multi-use list, firms have been vying for the attention of government agencies. But how succe...
9 Apr 2013
United in diversity
Firms are expanding their diversity policies beyond gender to include culture and sexual orientation, and are backing their decision with a solid busi...
29 Mar 2013
All that glitters is not gold
At around 9.30pm on Saturday 9 March, surrounded by hundreds of half-empty pizza boxes and a sea of blue and white balloons, victorious WA Premier Col...
22 Mar 2013
Legal Leaders: Kicking into Gear - Luke Geary
The managing partner of Salvos Legal talks to Stephanie Quine about founding the world’s first self-sustaining humanitarian law firm. ...
12 Mar 2013
View from the top: Lawyers Weekly Managing Partner Survey 2013
Lawyers Weekly presents the results and analysis of our inaugural Managing Partner Survey (MP Survey) of the legal profession in Australia. ...
26 Feb 2013
Legal Leaders: Leading from the front - Laura Hartley
The managing partner of Addisons Lawyers isn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She talks to Stephanie Quine about working hard, playing hard and breast...
26 Feb 2013
Down and out ... of the box
The economic outlook is grim and many Victorian firms are struggling, but the Garden State is proving that tough market conditions can’t keep an inn...
14 Feb 2013
Feeling the pressure
Law students are getting a taste of high-level stress earlier on in their degrees — and they’re not coping. Leanne Mezrani reports....
14 Feb 2013
Swine work if you can get it
The carbon price has been anything but taxing for environment lawyers, who have seen a flood of work since its introduction last year. Andrew Jennings...
12 Feb 2013
Things can only get better
Last year was a stinker for the M&A market, and lawyers are bracing themselves for a tough 2013. Justin Whealing reports. ...
30 Jan 2013
Legal Leaders: The people's president - Joe Catanzariti
Despite being a partner with a firm at the top end of town, the new Law Council of Australia president will draw on humble beginnings and personal exp...
29 Jan 2013
What goes up ... must come down
The resources boom meant it was all about E&R in Queensland until recently, where a slowdown in projects has forced firms to look at other areas of th...
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