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10 Dec 2018
Senate committee rejects Leyonhjelm’s bill to enforce model litigant obligations in current form
While noting that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s bill subjecting Commonwealth litigants to enforceable model litigant obligations has “merit”, the L...
NSW Supreme Court
10 Dec 2018
KWM partner takes to the bench
A Sydney-based partner at King & Wood Mallesons has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
Scales of Justice
10 Dec 2018
ACT’s restorative justice scheme shows less re-offending
The use of a restorative justice scheme in the nation’s capital is delivering positive outcomes for crime victims and reducing recividism in the ter...
5 Dec 2018
‘All of us have a responsibility to increase the pipeline’
Justice Tanya Kennedy of the New York State Supreme Court has spoken out about what more needs to be done to address imbalance across the global legal...
5 Dec 2018
33 appointed to AAT
The federal government has named 33 new part-time appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
30 Nov 2018
Victoria nabs 25 new senior counsel
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has announced the appointment of 25 new senior counsel for the state. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
28 Nov 2018
WA Law Society elects new president
An adjunct law professor and barrister from John Toohey Chambers, who took silk in 2002, has ascended to the role of president of the Law Society of W...
27 Nov 2018
Online dispute resolution bolstering access to justice
Despite the reluctance many jurisdictions have about utilising tech in dispute resolution matters, the chair of Canada’s Civil Resolution Tribunal h...
26 Nov 2018
Are judges succumbing to the ‘seductive power of procrastination’ with writing judgments?
An expert panel of legal professionals discussed court delays and the perceived “culture of procrastination” in the nation’s judiciary at last w...
21 Nov 2018
Vic Bar rejects proposed publishing of ‘performance data’
The Victorian Bar has condemned the state opposition’s proposal to publish data about the performance and productivity of local judges and magistrat...
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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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Jul 25 2018
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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Jun 19 2019
Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
The unattainable and exclusive brilliance of the legal profession is a constellation made up of very...