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23 Jun 2017
Judge takes on cartels
Melbourne Law School has held its annual Baxt Lecture where a US judge addressed the issue of cartel activity. ...
Clarissa Rayward
16 Jun 2017
Happy hub gives online support to lawyers
A Brisbane woman has created a suite of digital offerings for unhappy lawyers in a bid to share her learnings with other legal professions struggling ...
Julian McMahon
15 Jun 2017
Royal roundup: Lawyers recognised on 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list
Victoria boasts the most law names to make the Queen’s Birthday honours list this year, with a total of 14 lawyers recognised for their contribution...
15 Jun 2017
National firm hosts Malcolm Turnbull
Last week, Piper Alderman hosted Australia’s Prime Minister in its Brisbane offices for a policy luncheon. ...
8 Jun 2017
Icing on the cake
Lawyers and support staff in one Australian firm have shown off their culinary talents in support of the Cancer Council. ...
7 Jun 2017
Melbourne lawyers act out
A group of Victorian lawyers are set to star in a thought-provoking play. ...
1 Jun 2017
Lawyer runs for every year without her son
A Melbourne lawyer is running to raise money to help research for the prevention of stillbirth and premature birth. ...
29 May 2017
The world’s weirdest (and funniest) laws
Think Australia has some outlandish laws? You should see our international neighbours. ...
26 May 2017
Law: no laughing matter
Lawyers and comedians can have a lot in common: a sharp wit, a love of the limelight and (by some accounts) a sadistic streak. Here are just a few law...
25 May 2017
Firm launches cyclone recovery appeal
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced a fundraising initiative to support victims of Cyclone Debbie. ...
23 May 2017
Sydney braces for new wave of ‘disruptive thinking’
A not-for-profit is courting the new generation of Sydney lawyers to join its network of ‘disruptive thinkers’ in law. ...
22 May 2017
Barristers raise funds for prize in memory of Katrina Dawson
Members of the NSW Bar Association have hit the pavement to raise funds for a new readers’ scholarship established in memory of Katrina Dawson, who...
22 May 2017
Lawyers get intrepid for Indigenous artists
Colin Biggers & Paisley has committed to a six-day trek through Kakadu National Park with a $50,000 fundraising target for Indigenous artists. ...
19 May 2017
World's best (and worst) lawyer jokes: part 2
In a demanding profession like the law, it can be easy to forget about the lighter side of things. Fortunately, Lawyers Weekly has curated some of the...
18 May 2017
Law firms stand up for diversity
Offices across the world have marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with a series of events that highlight diversity a...
16 May 2017
Tailored legal services made available for veterans in SA
The South Australian Legal Services Commission is offering specialised legal services to ADF veterans for military pension and compensation claims. ...
12 May 2017
Tackling men’s mental health
Men’s mental health support network, Mr Perfect, has hosted its inaugural Basic Ball to help support those in need, particularly those individuals w...
11 May 2017
Clyde & Co dips into Melbourne art scene
Clyde & Co has extended its Australian Art Award to Melbourne for the first time. ...
4 May 2017
Lawyer dons lycra for important cause
A partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley has swapped his suit for lycra in a bid to raise money for Queensland Chain Reaction. ...
27 Apr 2017
‘Innovation incubator’ draws the best young minds
Macpherson Kelley has gathered its up-and-comers as well as those from the University of Melbourne to play part in a contest which encouraged them to ...
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