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20 Nov 2018
Reforms clearing NSW District Court backlog
Reforms implemented to “tackle delays” in the NSW District Court over 2016 and 2017 have successfully and “significantly” increased trial fina...
19 Nov 2018
Australian Bar welcomes new president
The Australian Bar Association welcomed the election of its new president, Jennifer Batrouney QC, who will serve for the 2018–19 year, representing ...
19 Nov 2018
Vic Bar names 2019 president and council
The Victorian Bar has elected its president and Bar Council for 2019, with six new faces making the cut. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
16 Nov 2018
WA appoints 8 new senior counsel
The Chief Justice of Western Australia’s Supreme Court has announced the appointment of eight new senior counsel. Write comment (0 Comments...
14 Nov 2018
LIV demands rural funding as state election looms
With the 2018 Victorian state election just around the corner, the LIV has called on all parties to commit to improving metropolitan and regional lega...
14 Nov 2018
NSW Bar appoints 2019 office bearers
The NSW Bar Association has announced its 2019 office bearers, after officials were voted in at an association meeting last week. Write commen...
13 Nov 2018
Port Lincoln lawyer elevated to Magistrates Court
The South Australian Magistrates Court has appointed a Port Lincoln-based lawyer to its ranks. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
6 Nov 2018
Former High Court judge to wed
Renowned former High Court judge Michael Kirby has revealed he will marry long-term partner Johan van Vloten, despite previously announcing a personal...
5 Nov 2018
Insights gleaned from NSW Bar’s financial report
The NSW Bar Association has shed light on findings from its 2017–18 report, urging for more to be done on the notion of access to justice. W...
5 Nov 2018
Qld Bar elects first female president
Rebecca Treston QC has been elected as the new president of the Bar Association of Queensland, becoming the first woman to hold the position. ...
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Jul 26 2018
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
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Jun 26 2018
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...