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18 May 2017
Making clients ‘sticky’
The science behind building client loyalty to a firm is one worth exploring, writes Bob Murray. ...
justice
17 May 2017
Spent convictions – when does the past stop catching up with you?
Introducing a legislated spent convictions scheme is a simple and straightforward reform that goes to the heart of Australia’s criminal justice syst...
Nicole Rich
16 May 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must currently follow to get access to stage 2 treatment for g...
16 May 2017
5 practical tips for managing stress and anxiety leading up to EOFY
There are numerous issues facing lawyers, and the end of financial year (EOFY) can prove especially trying, meaning lawyers have to do more to look af...
20 Apr 2017
David can now challenge Goliath
Taking on an opponent with ‘unlimited’ resources has historically been a daunting prospect, which has arguably deterred the pursuit of a number of...
30 Mar 2017
Rising to the challenge
In an evolving legal industry, boutique law firms are fronting competition by offering clients agility and dynamism, remaining on the front foot of in...
21 Mar 2017
Part 2: Spotlight on 7 landmark cases
In the second of our two-part series on seven high-profile cases reported in the media in 2016, we highlight another four cases, three of which focus ...
16 Mar 2017
Part 1: Spotlight on 7 landmark cases
It was another good year for high-profile cases reported in the media in 2016, writes Carl Olson. ...
14 Mar 2017
Are traditional law firms about to have their Kodak moment?
There’s been a lot of talk about disruption and innovation lately, and rightly so. The profitability of traditional law firms is being threatened. B...
9 Mar 2017
Work/life balance is not career-limiting for lawyers
In an increasingly mobile and fast-moving world, many industries have started to embrace the concept of workplace flexibility, seeing it as mutually b...
2 Mar 2017
Stand out from the crowd
There is a distinct need for specialist business law skills in the modern corporate world, writes Professor William MacNeil. ...
28 Feb 2017
Six features all legal websites should have
Most people will research your firm online before they pick up the phone, writes Garth Brown. ...
16 Feb 2017
Why wellness culture must permeate from the top
It’s one thing to tell your staff wellness in law is important. It’s another thing altogether to show how and why, writes Jerome Doraisamy. ...
13 Feb 2017
Travel insurance: blessing, burden or both?
As an aviation solicitor, I have seen more holidays damaged by injury than one could imagine, from severed fingers to third-degree burns, writes Thom...
30 Jan 2017
Developing a fearless culture at work
It may appear an unlikely coupling, but neuroscience is quickly becoming recognised as an essential workplace partner to boost business growth and suc...
24 Jan 2017
Lawyer as pastor
A knowledge of the law will still be useful – though unfortunately Googlable – but knowledge of people, business and the way society really func...
11 Jan 2017
Making diversity a New Year's resolution
All of us want better diversity outcomes, whether in respect of gender, race, disability, age or otherwise, writes Bryony Binns. ...
5 Jan 2017
Dealing with depression
Depression is nearly always in the news. It is perhaps the most pervasive ailment that afflicts lawyers, who are the most depressed of all the profess...
28 Dec 2016
Life as a barrister, by a former law firm partner
A client recently asked me why I left King & Wood Mallesons to go to the bar. The tone was along the lines of ‘what were you thinking?’, write...
20 Dec 2016
The importance of emotional intelligence for lawyers
Growing up and then coming to study law, I had always worried that my tendency to empathise and identify with someone who is suffering and my desire t...
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