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27 Nov 2018
In-house lawyers and the innovation economy
We live in an era of unprecedented technological change, and against that backdrop Australian companies are all busy disrupting, transforming, getting...
Pregnancy
21 Nov 2018
Bravery (at work) and pregnancy go hand-in-hand
I’ve recently just announced that I’m leaving a wonderful firm to join an innovative NewLaw firm. This wouldn’t normally be that newsworthy but ...
Corporate ladder
19 Nov 2018
What did we learn about general counsel in 2018?
The pointy end of in-house practice has changed a lot over the past couple of years, writes Sue-Ella Prodonovich. ...
14 Nov 2018
ACT Integrity Commission - The long-awaited Christmas gift is almost here
While the ACT’s anti-corruption body is finally taking shape and is expected to come into force by the end of the year, there are still major issue...
13 Nov 2018
With more legal ‘mysteries’ to solve, we need more generalist lawyers
Last week, I asked the general counsel of one of our major corporate clients what she valued from a law firm, writes CIE Legal’s Peter George. ...
12 Nov 2018
Why your firm needs to change its approach to internal communications
With the ever-increasing access to information at work, getting your message across, even internally, can be complicated, writes Ben Gould. ...
8 Nov 2018
Developing apps for on-demand legal systems
The idea of on-demand apps is mostly associated with services like ridesharing and food delivery, but on-demand app developers are starting to introdu...
6 Nov 2018
Why I decided contracting was for me
Family, friends, fitness, food and fun are the most important things in life for me, writes Alan Blinder. ...
2 Nov 2018
Australian innovators leading the charge in ending modern slavery
As the Modern Slavery Bill before the Senate slowly edges closer to proclamation, Australia’s young entrepreneurs are looking elsewhere to end labou...
29 Oct 2018
New laws must be enacted for greater healthcare services
After 23 years of consecutive conservative rule, Labor’s 1972 ‘It’s Time’ campaign, delivered a landslide victory to the Party, writes Rafic ...
25 Oct 2018
The future is rapidly approaching – but are Australasian law firms ready?
It’s clear that the legal industry is evolving. Law firms are adopting new technologies, embracing work- from-home arrangements and offering incenti...
19 Oct 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still remains light at the end of the tunnel, writes Mon...
19 Oct 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Magee. ...
18 Oct 2018
Keeping yourself open to opportunity
Do you like games? I bet you do. Who doesn’t like games? Let’s play IRAC – Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion. It’s lawyers’ favorite ...
17 Oct 2018
Cyber crime a lawyer’s picnic to be avoided
It’s not enough the royal commission reinforced what Australians have always suspected – greed and avarice for profit is the only motivating facto...
16 Oct 2018
Mediation tips for navigating the everyday corporate world
In-house counsel wear many hats: the legal adviser, the conflict resolver, the problem solver. Many of the things that in-house counsel do day-to-day ...
16 Oct 2018
Lawyers are terrible at taking lunch breaks
New findings show that less than three in 10 Australians are utilising the full designated break for lunch, which can and does have detrimental effect...
16 Oct 2018
Lawyers, please brush up on your knowledge of testamentary capacity
Recent case law together with anecdotal evidence show that solicitors need to be very careful when preparing wills for clients when capacity is in dou...
11 Oct 2018
The greatest gift I ever received as a law student
I forgot how important it was to remember that there is a life which exists outside of the law to not only give us some perspective but also remind us...
10 Oct 2018
Personal injury 101: A simple guide to understanding complex law
Many Australians are not aware of personal injury law, or in many cases, individuals are oblivious to the fact that they are entitled to make a claim,...
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