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1 May 2019
How to get the most out of your leave
First it was termed a ‘break’, then a ‘sabbatical’, and now it’s called ‘life leave’. Whatever next?! I hear you exclaim, writes Matthew...
Mat Jessep DWF Australia
30 Apr 2019
Post, pray, play?
Sports provide naturally gifted and hardworking athletes a platform from which to promote their fame in return for personal, social, and commercial ou...
Kim Kardashian
29 Apr 2019
Lawyers should embrace Kardashian & Co
Have you been keeping up? Kim Kardashian is becoming a lawyer, write Nicholas van Hattem, Georgia Kyros and Lauren Wright. ...
23 Apr 2019
Stop, drop and roll: Dealing with final semester stress
How many of you remember your last high school exam? For me, it was my Japanese exam. It was in the third week of November 2014 and it was a sunny day...
18 Apr 2019
How to maximise your first 2 hours of the day
As a busy lawyer, it’s likely you currently spend your day rushing from one crisis to the next, writes Donna McGeorge.  ...
17 Apr 2019
Can you balance law with ‘life leave’?
“Should I stay or should I go…?”, in the famous words of The Clash, have perhaps at one time or another played in our heads when we’ve been fe...
16 Apr 2019
How south-east Asia helped me find myself as a law student
You don’t have to know when you start law school what it is that you’re going to do with the rest of your life, writes Flynne Tytherleigh. ...
10 Apr 2019
Fingerprint scanning in the workplace
Passwords account for around 80 per cent of hacker-related data breaches, and we all know that swipe cards can easily be misplaced, writes Giri Sivar...
4 Apr 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironically, a fishing case from the 1990s provides some...
1 Apr 2019
Top 10 tips for optimising expert witness engagement
In an increasingly litigious society, it’s critical to understand how to optimally engage with an expert witness to strengthen a matter and withstan...
29 Mar 2019
Experience at law school as a student of an Asian Australian background
Australia, arguably being one of the most multicultural countries at this day and age, is populated with people from dozens of countries around the gl...
28 Mar 2019
SME start-ups: Starting smart
An unprecedented number of start-up law firms have emerged in the wake of perpetual mergers and acquisitions, shift of market conditions and rapid adv...
28 Mar 2019
How technology can truly optimise productivity in your firm
Using technology in the workplace can be a double-edged sword, writes David Hobley. ...
27 Mar 2019
Time to control defection and return seat ownership to voters
Defection of members of parliament is increasingly seen as undermining the integrity of our electoral process and it is an issue that must be controll...
22 Mar 2019
Build it, and the votes will come? Trends in sports and entertainment infrastructure procurement and delivery
The Australian sports and entertainment infrastructure landscape is undergoing a facelift, with a number of procurement trends developing. Here are th...
19 Mar 2019
Behavioural and process innovation should be the priority for most law firms
The professional services sector has always been competitive. Still, it is difficult to point to a moment in history when external forces placed as in...
18 Mar 2019
Addressing the lack of a Southern Queensland Supreme Court
Although Queensland’s next state elections are scheduled for October 2020, Gold Coast lawyers are already pushing hard on an issue that could cost t...
15 Mar 2019
The culture of ‘overwork’ in law – What I know now
There has always been a culture of overwork and exhaustion in law. It’s been accepted as the norm – part of a rite of passage. Partners endured an...
12 Mar 2019
An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
Law Squared associate director Catherine Brooks penned an open letter to her sons, Remington and Raymond (three years old and three months respectivel...
11 Mar 2019
Lawyers role under pressure
There must be a certain level of discomfiture being felt by the legal profession of late, writes Nilay B. Patel. ...
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APPOINTMENTS
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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...
Peter Wilkinson
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...