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14 Mar 2019
Townsville needs a full-time Federal Circuit Court judge
Townsville is Queensland’s largest regional centre, and the federal government needs to urgently ensure a permanent judge for the Federal Circuit Co...
13 Mar 2019
Pell sentence revealed by Victorian County Court
The fate of Cardinal George Pell, following his recent conviction, has been handed down this morning at a sentencing hearing at the County Court of V...
Michael Daley MP
13 Mar 2019
NSW Bar pushes back against Daley’s claim of breaches of public trust and law
The president of the NSW Bar Association has responded to claims made by the state’s Opposition Leader about supposed breaches of public trust and t...
13 Mar 2019
SA kicks off ‘timely’ review of major indictable reform
A former Supreme Court justice has been appointed to undertake an independent review of South Australian major indictable reforms. Write comme...
7 Mar 2019
Court funding, Indigenous issues are top priorities for state election: NSW Bar
The NSW Bar Association has laid out a pre-election policy statement for the major parties, arguing that whoever is in government after the March poll...
7 Mar 2019
Robert Richter rescinds role in Pell case
Robert Richter has announced that he will be stepping away from his role as barrister in the continuing George Pell saga. Write comment (1 Co...
6 Mar 2019
ALS backs pledge for establishment of new sentencing court
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has welcomed a commitment put forward by the NSW opposition, which will see it establish a new sentencing court for...
4 Mar 2019
Full Fed Court affirms litigation funding legitimacy
Common fund orders are legal and not unconstitutional, as decided in a Federal Court appeal by Westpac against an 85,000-strong customer class action....
4 Mar 2019
Vic Bar, royal commission respond to Lawyer X identity revelation
The conduct of Nicola Gobbo, who last Friday afternoon was revealed to be Lawyer X, was “egregious”, says the Victorian Bar, while the commissio...
1 Mar 2019
Lawyer X identity confirmed
The barrister at the centre of the Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has been publicly identified, after orders made...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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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 Ray...
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3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...