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19 Mar 2019
Behavioural and process innovation should be the priority for most law firms
The professional services sector has always been competitive. Still, it is difficult to point to a moment in history when external forces placed as in...
Bruce Simmonds
18 Mar 2019
Addressing the lack of a Southern Queensland Supreme Court
Although Queensland’s next state elections are scheduled for October 2020, Gold Coast lawyers are already pushing hard on an issue that could cost t...
Mellissa Larkin
15 Mar 2019
The culture of ‘overwork’ in law – What I know now
There has always been a culture of overwork and exhaustion in law. It’s been accepted as the norm – part of a rite of passage. Partners endured an...
12 Mar 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Raymond (three years old and three months respectivel...
11 Mar 2019
Lawyers role under pressure
There must be a certain level of discomfiture being felt by the legal profession of late, writes Nilay B. Patel. ...
8 Mar 2019
The importance of education beyond university
The value of continuing education following one’s university years should not be overlooked, with law firms and organisations alike demanding their ...
8 Mar 2019
Post-banking RC prompts need for ethics training
With ethics coming into the spotlight in recent months in light of scandals in banking, business and even Australian cricket, a prominent commentator ...
8 Mar 2019
The 5-minute morning ritual to set you up for success
There are just over three weeks until the CPD deadline. In this piece, learn how just five minutes can set you up to get the job done. ...
7 Mar 2019
How to build up your resilience
For many lawyers, this time of year sees the stress setting in, with the realisation that there's work to be done and deadlines to be upheld.  In th...
7 Mar 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority educa...
6 Mar 2019
The key to unlocking your time
Struggling to find the hours to obtain your CPD points? Lawyers Weekly journalist Jerome Doraisamy explains how to get the most out of your time. ...
6 Mar 2019
Michael Cohen’s disbarment reminds lawyers of their obligations
When President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying under oath, his disbarment was not just a disappointment; it w...
5 Mar 2019
Why you procrastinate (and what to do about it)
A registered psychologist has offered insights into procrastination, offering up an interesting theory which helps explain why many lawyers leave ob...
5 Mar 2019
The fighting principles
In the centre of the ring I stand, exhausted. I have blood rushing to a fresh wound, a bruise on my lip and a smile on my face. As the sweat collects ...
4 Mar 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...
1 Mar 2019
Advice for new law students from a recent graduate
So, you got into law school. Congratulations! You’ve a hell of a ride ahead of you. There will be tears, very late nights, and lots and lots of coff...
28 Feb 2019
Year-old data breach laws no cause to celebrate
Anniversaries should be occasions of joyous celebrations of milestones reached; birthdays are such, and yet, not all birthdays are a cause to celebrat...
27 Feb 2019
The 4% rule for moving your firm’s money needle
Your focus should be on intimately knowing your market and your prospects’ deepest desires, pains, fears, hopes, and dreams. You need to know them b...
26 Feb 2019
Is confetti the answer to the modern lawyer’s problems?
Confetti and law are perhaps not words that often appear in a sentence together, but I am starting to wonder if perhaps they should a whole lot more, ...
19 Feb 2019
Can frontline emergency workers sue for trauma for the horrors they see?
Can front line emergency service people claim compensation for the psychological trauma that confronts them at horrific accident scenes? asks Bennett ...
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APPOINTMENTS
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Jul 26 2018
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 ...
Appointed, handshake
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...
opinion
Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Ray...
Katie Johnston
Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Finan...
Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...