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16 Aug 2018
Why cyber security is everyone’s business
The recent introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme in February this year, as well as the GDPR in Europe in May, has brought cyber se...
Speech bubble, designer's mindset
15 Aug 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
Lucy Dickens
14 Aug 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
You’ve made it through the first few months of new motherhood and the time has come for you to don the suit jacket and return to work, but you’re ...
13 Aug 2018
Defending the indefensible – The limitations of defence costs insurance cover
Adam Cranston, the son of the former Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office, is currently being prosecuted in relation to the alleged p...
7 Aug 2018
Embracing legal automation
There’s no hiding it, the legal technology revolution is (finally) here, writes Ed Pullen. ...
6 Aug 2018
Lawyers, the new breed of CEOs
Some of the most influential companies in Australia are now headed by lawyers, writes Conrad Liveris. ...
31 Jul 2018
BigLaw must support free speech
OPINION Recent noises from corporate firms and the bar suggest a worrying contempt for a free press and exchange of ideas, putting them on the wrong ...
30 Jul 2018
Sports and the law driving Australia’s next economic giant
It wasn’t so long ago when Australia’s economy rode the sheep’s back. Livestock and wool were, with mining and steel, our traditional exports of...
27 Jul 2018
How big data can lead to powerful firms becoming even more powerful
Huge market platforms like Google, Amazon and Facebook know a lot more about us than most of us realise, write Serpil Senelmis and James Brandis. ...
26 Jul 2018
Time for a law change to fight school violence
There’s been an alarming increase in WorkCover claims by Queensland teachers subjected to violence in their classrooms and we may need a significant...
25 Jul 2018
Autonomous vehicles are here, but where is the law?
What was once confined to the realms of science fiction is now a reality: autonomous vehicles are coming at us faster than the law can keep up, writes...
23 Jul 2018
What the passing of the Modern Slavery Bill will mean for businesses
The Modern Slavery Bill, introduced to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee last month, could see significant changes for busine...
20 Jul 2018
Reducing the stigma associated with making a personal injury claim in Australia
In Australia, the personal injury industry is stained with a strong negative perception that is only increasing, writes Liam Millner. ...
19 Jul 2018
Establishing a generation of tech-literate lawyers
Law as a career appeals to students due to its longevity, prestige, and the challenge it offers — founded on hard work, ethics, analytical intellige...
17 Jul 2018
The brave new world of data security
It is prudent to be scared rather than brave in the modern world of data breaches and cyber attacks, where criminal enterprise endeavours to breach e...
13 Jul 2018
Privacy and cyber risk — Turning uncertainty into opportunity
Australia’s technological landscape is ever evolving. Across sectors, digital technologies are constantly shifting business rules by facilitating ne...
12 Jul 2018
Law firms with clear strategic plans will win significant market share in FY19
Australia’s most successful law firms invest significant time and energy into developing robust and considered strategic plans. They know exactly wh...
10 Jul 2018
Judiciary need to recognise importance of ADHD on crime
The perimeter walls and enclosed within them harbour some of Australia’s most dangerous inmates but among them are many burdened with a condition th...
9 Jul 2018
I’ve succeeded because I’ve failed
Nobody likes to fail, least of all law students. But there is strength and hope to be drawn from the times when we stumble, writes Lawyers Weekly jour...
9 Jul 2018
Parents in law — Flexible working is key
Over in New Zealand, PM Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in almost 30 years to give birth while in office and she is expected to retur...
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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Mar 12 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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