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17 Nov 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
Catherine Brooks
16 Nov 2017
This Christmas I will not be having a legal meltdown
I’ve known my husband for five years and every single Christmas, in the time we’ve been together, I’ve ended up in hospital. ...
Reworking the system
15 Nov 2017
Reworking the system
Forging paths to change creates an uncomfortable haze of uncertainty for the establishment under threat, making the move to privately operated Family ...
14 Nov 2017
Legal assistance in a virtual world
As a highly engaged legal personal assistant in one of the world’s largest law firms, becoming a mum was all it took for the cogs to start turning....
13 Nov 2017
The tyranny of a lawyer’s personal brand
With the growth and accessibility of social media platforms it’s easier than ever to grow a personal brand, and for many professions in today’s di...
9 Nov 2017
The latest on body image law
The phrase ‘body image’ is receiving a lot of attention, write Dr Marilyn Bromberg and Cindy Halliwell. ...
8 Nov 2017
Why having a legal practice app is essential
How to embrace change, stay relevant and satisfy client needs are challenges facing today’s law firms, writes Garth Brown. ...
7 Nov 2017
Families cannot be failed a second time
If there is ever a reason for a radical rethink in how we, as a society, manage dispute resolution, it’s the scenario currently playing out in the F...
6 Nov 2017
The injured personal injury lawyer
Having worked as a personal injury lawyer for over a decade, I’ve always recognised the importance of being able to empathise with an injured client...
2 Nov 2017
Marketing for the modern-day law firm
Many law firms struggle with their marketing strategy, as it can be difficult to design and create marketing campaigns while still maintaining a profe...
2 Nov 2017
The road to well-considered policy: The introduction of self-driving vehicles to the mass market
The law continually struggles to keep up with the fast pace of our technological advancements, writes Olivia Mailian. ...
1 Nov 2017
How to find your ideal client
“Do you know who your ideal client is? How are you going to find your clients?” asks Jeremy Streten. ...
31 Oct 2017
Proposals to increase protections for whistleblowers
Whistleblower protection is in the news again, writes Geoff Baldwin. ...
30 Oct 2017
‘They seemed like one of us’: Why relying on referral is a risk in legal recruitment
What are the risks of referral and how to do your due diligence when hiring staff? Lewis Matthews writes.  ...
26 Oct 2017
The AI revolution disrupting the legal sector
Legal research used to involve countless hours in libraries or in data rooms with endless volumes of law reports, judgments, precedents and other lega...
25 Oct 2017
Why a crisis requires legal and communications advice
Crises happen to the best of us, so what if you knew the secret art of planning for one? Alistair Jaque and Craig Badings write. ...
24 Oct 2017
'Misuse of market power' provision causes uncertainty
Businesses must act now to get ready for the expanded and uncertain “misuse of market power” prohibition, writes Ian Wylie.  ...
17 Oct 2017
It’s time to take a deep breath and get real when it comes to cyber security
Cyber attacks are a day-to-day reality for all businesses and each week we witness another well-regarded brand being served up as the latest casualty ...
13 Oct 2017
Why lawyers should be kinder to themselves
World Mental Health Day, held on 10 October 2017, was a time to think about the part we play in creating a mentally healthy workforce, a pledge that...
12 Oct 2017
Where are you going to get your clients from?
Are you thinking about starting a new law firm? asks Jeremy Streten. ...
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Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
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Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
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May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...