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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...
Autonomous vehicles
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...
passing of the Modern Slavery Bill, scales of justice
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...
6 Jul 2018
Blockchain — the new frontier in Australian law
The rapidly emerging technology of blockchain — the IT system that is a secure digital record of assets and transactions — is presenting major c...
5 Jul 2018
5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agreeing to your salary and doing little more than skim...
29 Jun 2018
Tougher bullying laws needed to change attitudes
Whatever supressed psychological issues harbour deep within the psyche of bullies are, it’s an insidious act of unfair justice, writes Jessica Hick...
28 Jun 2018
Build an enjoyable place to work and the rest will come
“Perception is reality” goes the saying, meaning that the way clients see their reality is their truth, writes Peter George. ...
27 Jun 2018
Family law reform — Beyond the proposed merger
While the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is still a long way away from completing the first comprehensive review of the family law system, th...
26 Jun 2018
GDPR has arrived, what does it mean for Australian law firms?
Data breaches and hacking incidents are becoming an increasing risk in the legal sector — last year saw several high-profile breaches involving majo...
25 Jun 2018
Genomic profiling a risk of exposing all
Australians have always held a stoic view around the protection of their privacy, writes Dr Elizabeth Sigston. ...
20 Jun 2018
New data breach laws a potential honey pot for lawyers
Corporate Australia is in a bind of enveloped misconception, and it may be the lawyers who win the day, writes Michael Connory. ...
13 Jun 2018
Top 10 tips for scooping up law awards
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? Lawyers Weekly judges reveal ten reasons finalists may not be converting tries into wins. By Claire E. Bibby,...
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Mar 12 2019
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