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30 Jan 2009
The WA Report: The Irdi Group
Irdi Group was established by Gus Irdi and one assistant in 1986. The firm now has 43 employees across its three divisions; Irdi Legal, Irdi Securitie...
30 Jan 2009
The WA Report: The Great Unknown
Clients such as Rio Tinto, BHP and FMG are hitting hard times, but despite ominous economic rumblings, local legal players remain cautiously optimisti...
5 Dec 2008
The Whole Truth: Takeover tactics & Teresa Handicott
She's risen up the ranks to become one of Australia's leading M&A lawyers. Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner Teresa Handicott speaks to Zoe Lyon ab...
14 Nov 2008
Slow market keeps local lawyers at home
FOR MANY Australian lawyers, 2008 will be remembered as the year they changed their international plans and realised that sticking with their domestic...
31 Oct 2008
Special Report: The practical legal training option
The abolishment of the articled clerkship system in favour of Supervised Workplace Training may weigh the scales heavily in favour of Practical Legal ...
31 Oct 2008
The Whole Truth: On the fly – John Carrington
John Carrington has stepped up as Blake Dawson's new managing partner following John Atkin's surprise resignation from the firm. He speaks with Zoe Ly...
10 Oct 2008
The US Report: Lawyers in the maelstrom of economic fallout
AT NEW YORK law firm Gibbons P.C, there is an energy growing that hasn't been felt in some time. The hours are mounting, the collapse of yet another f...
3 Oct 2008
The Offshore Report: The sandy scenario
OUT IN THE ocean, away from the smog, traffic and congestion of the big city lifestyle, rest a series of small legal markets offering many of the same...
19 Sep 2008
Young Guns: Young guns all fired up
Fresh-faced, wide-eyed and energetic; young lawyers can bring a world of optimism to their firms with their untarnished approach to work. But will the...
12 Sep 2008
Best of Us: Anny Slater
Stand-alone tactics have yielded standout results for Anny Slater of SLATERS Intellectual Property Lawyers, which won best enterprise at the Australia...
5 Sep 2008
The Middle East Report: Middle Eastern promises
THE SCALES that balance out the global economic markets are currently swinging in favour of the Middle East. Lucrative opportunities await Australians...
5 Sep 2008
The Middle East Report: Dubai dreams
Michelle Palmer, a 30-year-old publishing manager from Britain, recently offered one example of how the expat can, and can't, live it up in Dubai. Rep...
23 Aug 2008
The China Report: Legal eagles eye land of the dragon
IN SPITE of a global economic downturn, legal opportunities in China have remained strong and are providing a backup for lawyers who may have once set...
22 Aug 2008
The China Report: Beijing Games hurdles pose short-term obstacles
There should be no asking foreigners their age, and questions about their love life are off limits. Phrases like "you are wonderful", however, are enc...
1 Aug 2008
The Whole Truth: Sharon Cook's recipe for success
From the first part-time partner to now the first female managing partner, Angela Priestley speaks to Sharon Cook soon after she stepped into the top ...
25 Jul 2008
Special Report: Is practical training a practical reality?
Can books and lectures really prepare lawyers for the real thing? Kate Gibbs questions the limitations of legal education.Five or so years with your h...
25 Jul 2008
Final call at the High Court for Justice Gleeson
Hailing from the Class of 1962 to become one of the country's most significant legal practitioners, the chief justice of the High Court is preparing t...
11 Jul 2008
The London Report: The higher it goes, the harder it falls
The outlook for the successful Australian lawyer is changing. The global market is awash with economic pressures and the fallout means that London - o...
11 Jul 2008
The London Report: Navigating the dire straits
LONDON CALLING: The United Kingdom is still apopular choice for Australian lawyers seeking overseas experience. ONCE...
27 Jun 2008
Special Report: Anti-money laundering & the taint of dirty business
Avoiding the dirty money trail could be as convoluted as getting trapped in it. Angela Priestley explores some of the concerns facing the legal indust...
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