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7 Jun 2018
The fundamentals of sustainable growth
Sustainable growth and cash-flow management are the dual focuses of most SMEs, with law firms being no exception, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
7 Jun 2018
Mindfulness — Not just a buzzword, but how do you practice it?
Mindfulness isn’t just a buzzword anymore, writes Matthew Kay. ...
Time, time's up
6 Jun 2018
‘Time’s up’ for Australian lawyers to ignore sexual misconduct
As other legal jurisdictions put sexual harassment front and centre, the Australian profession better be ready for the debate and fallout to come. ...
6 Jun 2018
The gig economy: Will your company be left behind?
With the rising use of contingent labour, large enterprises should now be broadening their HR function to encompass all workers, Jonathan Hunter write...
4 Jun 2018
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and demonstrated that despite our growth as a nation ...
1 Jun 2018
Where are Australia's defamation laws heading?
With the observation of World Press Freedom day earlier this month, it is a timely occasion to survey the defamation law landscape in Australia, Pete...
31 May 2018
Reimagining the delivery of legal services in Australia — ‘The New Lawyers’
The legal profession and all who form part of its ecosystem will need to adapt and to continue to evolve, with the courage to challenge and disrupt th...
28 May 2018
The war against section 44 and how we can defeat it
Another High Court citizenship decision, another casualty — section 44 is a constitutional crisis that shows no sign of slowing down, writes Arthur...
23 May 2018
Getting to ‘no’ – A guide for lawyers
Lawyers are there to fight for, defend and represent their clients. They master every argument, scenario or turn of words which might get that client ...
14 May 2018
Every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, yet they survived the crash
Major claims lawyers witness firsthand the unimaginable pain families of road victims deal with, Laura Hadfield writes.  ...
10 May 2018
Call on regulator — Keep Tranche 2 simple
While Australia rates as a medium- to low-risk country in the 2017 Basel AML Index and is ranked number 131 out of 146 countries monitored for money ...
8 May 2018
The brand advantages of plain English contracts
When we meet a stranger, we have one fundamental question — “are they friend or foe?” Everything follows from that decision. The same goes for w...
8 May 2018
Living in a do-ocracy
Organisations will see more ownership at the coal face of risk management and it will be teams, not lone geniuses solving problems, says Guy Herbert, ...
3 May 2018
Small firms: Take your size and own it
At the end of March, George Beaton posted an article in Remaking Law Firms entitled ‘Mid-market law firm brouhaha’ in which he challenges the au...
3 May 2018
It's time to give vulnerable Victorian families more help
It has been two years since significant changes were made to the laws for Victoria’s child protection system, writes Amy Schwebel. ...
2 May 2018
The grassroots of legal high in Australia
A policy released by the Australian Greens has proposed the legalisation of cannabis in Australia, writes Arthur Marusevich. ...
30 Apr 2018
Banking royal commission - lessons for the Fair Work Commission
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has shed light on corporate misconduct at the high...
27 Apr 2018
Why the future of Australian law firms might have less to do with lawyers and more to do with legal support
As Australian firms, including boutiques and small to medium firms, continue to grapple with the challenges of a rapidly evolving legal landscape – ...
26 Apr 2018
Top characteristics of high-growth law firms
The legal landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate, which is being exacerbated by numerous mergers, acquisitions and company restructures at the...
24 Apr 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also consider the extent of our civic duty, writes Natalia Kam...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
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Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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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...
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Jun 19 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 peo...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very...