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23 Jul 2019
Should law students make 5-year plans?
My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities based on a five-year plan around that we probably ...
Michael Milnes
19 Jul 2019
Modern Slavery Act: How can companies go beyond compliance?
The start of the new financial year has seen many of Australia’s largest companies enter their first reporting period under the new Commonwealth Mo...
16 Jul 2019
Libra — a lawyer’s guide to blockchain: Part three
Practitioners should review Facebook’s Libra project and understand and appreciate why it matters for them, writes Michael Bacina. ...
12 Jul 2019
e-conveyancing concerns about PEXA monopoly money
New South Wales has now become the third Australian state to transition to paperless property transactions, with the mandating of electronic conveyanc...
11 Jul 2019
How to prevent burnout in the legal profession
Legal work has always been synonymous with high levels of stress, where large workloads, long hours, client demands, tight deadlines and a lack of wor...
10 Jul 2019
Press freedom requires law reform
Freedom of the press is a cornerstone principle of a democracy. The outcry following the AFP raids on a journalist’s home and the ABC headquarters h...
9 Jul 2019
Blockchain — a lawyer’s guide: Part two
Smart contracts within the blockchain world have been hotly discussed and debated for several years now, but there remains uncertainty and hesitation ...
3 Jul 2019
Balance study with activities you are passionate about
Law students typically fear deviating away from a textbook-focused approach at law school because they believe high grades guarantee graduate roles. W...
25 Jun 2019
What’s a blockchain? A lawyer’s guide: Part one
Blockchain and decentralised ledger technology has been growing increasingly in prominence as more and more start-ups, enterprises and governments aro...
25 Jun 2019
Is the legal profession a wellbeing wasteland?
Given the endemic nature of mental health issues in law, a multipronged approach, as well as and cooperation and collaboration by all relevant stakeh...
24 Jun 2019
Are you being watched? How smart gadgets can ‘spy’ on us
How often are you home alone? If you own a smart gadget — be it a TV, a smart speaker or a mobile phone — then let me answer that for you: never...
21 Jun 2019
Beating the distraction devil: How to optimise performance by staying focused
If the devil is in the detail, then distraction is not that far behind, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
19 Jun 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our people thrive, or one in which they begrudgingly put ...
18 Jun 2019
Half-yearly cyber considerations for corporate counsel
As we count down to the halfway mark for 2019, we take stock of current developments in the cyber risk landscape, and signpost upcoming changes that c...
17 Jun 2019
Avoid these key communication mistakes to keep clients happy
There is a very high degree of professionalism and expertise required in law, and the dedication and training go beyond most professions, writes Darr...
11 Jun 2019
Why in-house teams should be hiring student interns and grads
Having a law student intern or a law graduate within an in-house team can provide many benefits to both the legal team and to the individual, writes ...
11 Jun 2019
Keeping your legal hat on: Privilege for in-house counsel
In-house lawyers are required to undertake both legal and non-legal tasks, and it is imperative that a proactive approach is taken in distinguishing b...
11 Jun 2019
Not ‘towards zero’?
The NSW government has made amendments to road transport legislation which it says is to support its road safety policy “Towards Zero”. The legisl...
5 Jun 2019
Folau sacking spurs public scrum but what are his legal prospects?
The public scrum over the sacking of Israel Folau by Rugby Australia has continued to gain momentum, with reports the Federal Government may press ahe...
4 Jun 2019
Running an ultra-marathon while juggling life
One of my recent personal adventures was to train and run a 50-kilometre trail race. While the race itself was the big event, it was the five months o...
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Jul 23 2019
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Jun 19 2019
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