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17 May 2019
Aussie firms announce amalgamation
Two Australian law firms have confirmed they will officially amalgamate, effective 1 July 2019. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
16 May 2019
The importance of self-determination in one’s legal career
Having greater control over the ways you work, and how you want to design your practice, allows you to better determine your legal vocational pathway ...
Hall & Wilcox partner Nick Slack
16 May 2019
Hall & Wilcox helping out with housing
In a bid to help tackle challenges around affordable housing and specialist disability services, Hall & Wilcox has announced a new affiliation wit...
15 May 2019
Lawyer will not be issued practising certificate pending compliance with notice
A Wollongong-based solicitor will not be issued a practising certificate until such time as he has complied with a notice issued to him pursuant to th...
14 May 2019
HBA Legal makes Melbourne move
Defendant-only insurance firm HBA Legal will open up a Melbourne offering next week, with a former in-house lawyer taking the reins of the new office....
13 May 2019
Hourly rates down for lawyers using fixed fees
The net hourly earnings and earning capacity of lawyers has dropped as the legal industry experiences a shift away from time-based billing, according ...
10 May 2019
NSW Solicitor reprimanded, fined $10k
A NSW-based practitioner has been reprimanded, fined and ordered to undergo a legal ethics course after findings of unsatisfactory professional conduc...
10 May 2019
Zebpay enters Australia
Hall & Wilcox has advised a crypto exchange operator on its Australian operations which launched this week. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
9 May 2019
Boutique firm expands east coast operations
A boutique law firm has bolstered its presence along Australia's eastern seaboard by launching a new Sydney practice. Write comment (6 Commen...
9 May 2019
Why youth is an advantage for aspiring sole practitioners
Becoming a sole practitioner at an early age allows you to sell a different kind of legal service and leverage your strengths, according to two Genera...
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New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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May 14 2019
Why workplace wellness is the real trickle-down economics
Failure to adequately cater for staff health and wellbeing is not only morally bankrupt – it’s a...
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Apr 16 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 res...
Apr 4 2019
Does a 1998 fishing case foretell Brexit?
The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...