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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.  ...
Matthew Kay, Pinsent Masons
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...
Hoi An
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. ...
8 Mar 2019
The importance of education beyond university
The value of continuing education following one’s university years should not be overlooked, with law firms and organisations alike demanding their ...
8 Mar 2019
Post-banking RC prompts need for ethics training
With ethics coming into the spotlight in recent months in light of scandals in banking, business and even Australian cricket, a prominent commentator ...
8 Mar 2019
The 5-minute morning ritual to set you up for success
There are just over three weeks until the CPD deadline. In this piece, learn how just five minutes can set you up to get the job done. ...
7 Mar 2019
How to build up your resilience
For many lawyers, this time of year sees the stress setting in, with the realisation that there's work to be done and deadlines to be upheld.  In th...
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