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16 Nov 2016
Tougher responses needed for DV offenders
Domestic violence is a scourge in the community and our lawmakers must impose tougher penalties for offenders, writes Cassandra Pullos. Write...
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11 Nov 2016
Care and assistance claims in personal injury
Care and assistance claims can be technical and require expert legal advice, writes Kevin Wong. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
8 Nov 2016
Revenge porn and workplace implications
Victoria and South Australia are so far the only two Australian states to introduce specific legislation to make it a criminal offence to commit acts ...
1 Nov 2016
Are your partners’ egos depleted?
The idea of ego depletion is not new – it’s been around for over a decade – but what is new is the research that’s shown its effect on moral...
25 Oct 2016
Modern slavery legal developments
Slavery will soon become a compulsory board agenda item for many large Australian organisations doing business with the UK, following the new reportin...
20 Oct 2016
3 new digital realities lawyers need to embrace
Digital disruption provides plenty of opportunities for law firms to outperform their competitors, writes Bruce Coombes. Write comment (0 Com...
18 Oct 2016
Longer hours – the only way to get ahead?
Is the only way to get ahead in a professional services career to work longer hours, asks Stuart J. Barnett. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Oct 2016
Clients v shareholders: conflicting priorities in the IP sector
In the last two years, the Australian intellectual property practice area has seen a number of significant changes, presenting new opportunities and ...
11 Oct 2016
Business and human rights for the legal profession
The need for businesses to understand and act upon their human rights responsibilities is coming into sharp focus in Australia, writes Marina Kofman. ...
6 Oct 2016
Will law firms be digitised to death?
If law firms retain the false belief that they are in the business of selling law, then they will be digitised and out- and in-sourced to death, write...
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