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31 Dec 2018
Dating outside the law bubble
By dating somebody who didn’t exist in a bubble where suffering is the norm and where we can only bring ourselves to celebrate HDs, I learned a thin...
28 Dec 2018
Observations on NewLaw in Australia in 2018
Not that long ago in-house legal teams had two options: to do legal work in-house, or to outsource it to a traditional law firm. This paradigm has com...
27 Dec 2018
Opinions count: 2018’s most read
Opinion pieces can unite, inform, invoke debate and divide. ...
21 Dec 2018
It’s time to change the rules
With the rise of the #MeToo movement, the spotlight has been shone on how our society treats women, writes Christine Smyth. ...
20 Dec 2018
Managing digital disruption in 2019 – The challenge for law firms
In 2018, several long-standing firms disappeared from the landscape. At the same time, fairly conventional firms have never been busier and are wonder...
19 Dec 2018
It’s been 100 years of female lawyers – but what’s changed?
This year has been one of reflection as we recognised the 100th anniversary of the legislation which allowed women to train as solicitors, writes Matt...
18 Dec 2018
How to properly switch off this Christmas break
We all need a break and this is the time of year to take it, writes Prodonovich Advisory principal and academic Sue-Ella Prodonovich. ...
17 Dec 2018
3 key attributes to stand out from the crowd when managing setbacks
There are three key attributes that will help you stand out from the crowd and turn your professional setbacks to your professional advantage either w...
13 Dec 2018
Health sector a target for hackers in 2019
Crystal ball gazing is an art usually left to mediums and psychics who profit off the leveraged hope of the true believers, writes Michael Connory. ...
12 Dec 2018
Top 5 tips for keeping on top of the AML/CTF laws
Businesses are subject to a myriad of legal and compliance obligations, and it can often be difficult to ensure your business is up to date with these...
3 Dec 2018
Put up or shut up – It’s time for greedy insurers to back off on calls for CTP changes
RACQ’s 2018 profits of $64.4 million should make them back off from their scaremongering calls to change Queensland’s CTP scheme by reducing payou...
29 Nov 2018
Becoming a tech-driven law firm? Why cyber security needs to be top of the ‘to do’ list
Australia’s legal sector is undergoing rapid and deep-seated structural change, as low cost virtual firms and value-conscious clients continue to sq...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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