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19 Feb 2019
Can frontline emergency workers sue for trauma for the horrors they see?
Can front line emergency service people claim compensation for the psychological trauma that confronts them at horrific accident scenes? asks Bennett ...
Melbourne
15 Feb 2019
Debunking cyber fears: How to minimise cyber vulnerability in the practice of law
The pace of development in modern legal practices is a reflection of societal norms, as well as the particular style of the practice owners. In law, ...
High Court
14 Feb 2019
Trial judges should not voice opinions to juries on disputes of fact: High Court
Obiter dicta from the High Court of Australia yesterday made clear that trial judges should avoid commenting on or advising how disputed questions of ...
6 Feb 2019
MinterEllison welcomes ALRC call for review of laws underpinning shareholder class actions
On 24 January 2019, the Attorney-General tabled in Parliament the ALRC final report titled Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency — An Inquiry into Clas...
4 Feb 2019
Lawyers’ working hours – who cares?
I can’t put it better than a feeling that there is a seismic turn – we are on the crest of a wave – when it comes to lawyers’ wellbeing, and w...
1 Feb 2019
The power of choice: How challenger firms are changing the game for senior lawyers
For many lawyers in private practice, attaining partnership is the ‘Holy Grail’. It represents a point of accomplishment and success. But where do...
29 Jan 2019
Should you be yourself at work?
Picture the scene, you’re at home after a long, hard day’s work. You’ve just settled down with a glass of wine and your favourite boxset on Stan...
25 Jan 2019
Politics at work
The celebration of Australia Day has become an increasingly contentious issue among Australians, writes McDonald Murholme’s Trent Hancock. ...
24 Jan 2019
Successful leaders in the legal industry require ‘inclusion intelligence’
Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, JFK, Jr., Winston Churchill and John Curtin not unlike many of history’s great leaders, all were challenged wit...
23 Jan 2019
2019 – The year in which culture becomes critical
The fallout from lapses in client’s organisational culture has no doubt kept many leaders awake and Australian law firms busy in 2018 but the best f...
22 Jan 2019
Life in-house with legal technology
Jessie Porteus recently wrote a very interesting piece setting out a typical day as an in-house lawyer. As an in-house lawyer myself and recently writ...
22 Jan 2019
How practising Brazilian Jui Jitsu has taught me to become a better lawyer
Sport, hobbies and other interests are important for a balanced life and it is common for lawyers to have interests outside of the law. For me, it has...
16 Jan 2019
Is the war on software patents over?
Last year, while businesses across Australia were gearing up for the traditional December frenzy, one sector had already received an early Christmas p...
15 Jan 2019
Growing a great legal business page
Growing a great Facebook Business page is a key ingredient of any sensible content marketing strategy, according to Michael Bromley and Maciek Motylin...
10 Jan 2019
New Year’s resolutions for law students
Too often, law student Flynne Tytherleigh writes, law students are afraid of disappointment, and thus shy away from adversity that can be avoided.  ...
9 Jan 2019
Some thoughts on family lawyers
Family lawyer and mediator Anne-Marie Rice was named the Leneen Forde AC Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland 40th ...
8 Jan 2019
What does a typical day look like for in-house counsel?
In a blog post, Coca-Cola Amatil legal counsel Jessie Porteus outlined what up-and-coming lawyers can expect from life in-house. ...
8 Jan 2019
3 tried and tested strategies to help lawyers kick off 2019
In this instructive op-ed, Clayton Utz special counsel and Lawyers Weekly award-winner Jennifer Harris outlines a handful of crucial tips to help prac...
4 Jan 2019
My Health Record posing ‘significant’ concern for at-risk family law clients
As the deadline for opting out of the My Health Record looms ever closer, lawyers need to be informed about privacy and safety concerns associated wit...
3 Jan 2019
The role of counsel assisting in commissions of inquiry
In light of the ongoing financial services royal commission and the recently announced Victorian Royal Commission into Management of Informants, it is...
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Mar 22 2019
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APPOINTMENTS
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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opinion
Mar 12 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 Ray...
Katie Johnston
Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
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Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...