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17 Sep 2019
Culture ignited: A perfect storm
Culture. A term that has been a regular feature in news reports in 2018 and 2019 and (should be) at the top of every board and senior executive’s ag...
Matthew Kay
17 Sep 2019
Gen Z in the workplace – how GCs can manage the multi-generational workforce
As Bob Dylan sang, the times they are a-changin’, and for the first time we are seeing more generations than ever in the workforce, with “Generati...
Tim Dillon
17 Sep 2019
Local firms could face cyber challenges after High Court supports ATO’s use of leaked data
In August, Glencore lost its High Court battle against the Commissioner of Taxation to keep information leaked as part of the Paradise Papers from bei...
13 Sep 2019
Mastering change agility: Harnessing the ‘why not’ to drive growth
The world is getting more complex, is very uncertain, and is changing at high speed. The legal industry is certainly no exception with perpetual merg...
12 Sep 2019
How to approach R U OK? Day in 2019
Noticing the little things can make all the difference when it comes to supporting friends and colleagues in the workplace, writes Hall & Wilcox p...
11 Sep 2019
Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the safest place to express certain views may be off the...
10 Sep 2019
It’s obvious which firms are committed to pro bono (and which aren’t)
An examination of data from the Attorney-General’s Department tells us which firms have failed to meet targets, writes Jacqueline (Jaci) Burns. ...
6 Sep 2019
Lawyers, likes and comments: a dangerous cocktail?
Various research findings lead me to a troubling proposition – does social media, for all its personal and professional benefits, also give rise to ...
5 Sep 2019
How can you increase your pro bono impact?
Do you care about access to justice but aren’t a community lawyer, and want to be more involved with pro bono work, then this opinion feature is for...
4 Sep 2019
Pro bono target should be mandatory for LSMUL winners
Whether or not your firm embraces its obligation to give back, large business and government entities offer law firms a clear incentive for helping cl...
4 Sep 2019
The resilience fallacy
The pursuit of resilience is one that plagues lawyers, law students and legal institutions alike, writes The[Pre]Lawyer in Black. ...
3 Sep 2019
‘Best practice’ change strategies to transform your firm
Today it is undeniable that the legal industry is undergoing dynamic change. A deregulated market, an influx of higher value work and a growing workfo...
2 Sep 2019
What’s the deal with prorogation?
The political and legal plot has thickened in the UK in the past week, writes Emma Guest. ...
29 Aug 2019
Modern slavery laws – what do they mean for your business?
Modern slavery and supply chain transparency are some of the new buzz words attracting increased attention from the corporate sector, write Justine N...
28 Aug 2019
Diversity hypocrisy and my dream to work in the law
In the legal profession it is common for firms to tout their commitments to diversity in hiring and to emphasise just how much they care about ensurin...
26 Aug 2019
Does work/life balance really exist? It’s often more like work/life imbalance
Before I had my children, my idea of motherhood was misguided to say the least. I was working full time as a solicitor for a large personal injury law...
21 Aug 2019
Committee needed to oversee treatment of grads
Exploitation of graduate lawyers needs to stop. The establishment of an oversight committee is one way to curb such poor treatment, writes The[Pre]La...
20 Aug 2019
The evolution of the GC
For GCs, their role has developed from dealing with legal issues to now having to fulfil the expectation of building business value, all while deliver...
14 Aug 2019
The key to building a high-performance team for business success
In so many law practices, whether large, medium or boutique, the missing ingredient is team momentum, writes David Sharrock. ...
9 Aug 2019
Clerkship rejection is actually good for you
I never had an interest in commercial law. I didn’t even know what a share was until I did the compulsory corporations law unit and a friend explai...
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Sep 17 2019
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