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27 Apr 2018
Michelle Quigley first woman to lead VCAT
Justice Michelle Quigley has been announced as the new Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) president, just five months after being appo...
19 Apr 2018
Emojis in law: Making a mess of messaging
Emojis feel like they’ve been around forever because they substitute for some of the nuance lost in written text, especially when tone and physical ...
16 Apr 2018
More needed to protect lawyers against judicial bullies
Legal employers should consider the courtroom as a workplace just like any other, and thus have mechanisms in place to ensure optimal wellness for law...
16 Apr 2018
WA Supreme Court appoints new judge
The Supreme Court of Western Australia has gained a senior judicial officer. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Apr 2018
Supreme Court welcomes appointment of Vic QC
A leading commercial barrister has joined the Supreme Court bench in Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Apr 2018
NSW A-G announces 3 new magistrates
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman announced the appointment of three new magistrates for the Local Court of NSW on Wednesday. Write comment ...
11 Apr 2018
Vic Bar launches legal studies award for next generation of lawyers
Some of the top ranked school-aged students in the city of Hume have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for academic excellence in Legal Studies. ...
10 Apr 2018
Remembering Bourkey: An inspiration and ‘outstanding criminal barrister’
Dr Matt Collins QC has remembered one of the Victorian Bar’s longest practising members, Brian Brouke AC, as an inspiration to future generations. ...
9 Apr 2018
Prominent former High Court judge offers wisdom to up and comers
The University of Southern Queensland has hosted the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, who offered his time to inspire students through a series of lec...
5 Apr 2018
‘National disgrace’: NSW Bar president shines light on ‘shameful’ prison stats
The NSW Bar Association has backed urgent calls for a new Indigenous court in the state following a new report, which revealed “deeply troubling” ...
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APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
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
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
Appointed, handshake
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...
opinion
Mar 12 2019
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...
Katie Johnston
Mar 7 2019
Deal breakers and deal changers in advice M&A
The financial services industry has seen blow after blow recently with the introduction of new Finan...
Mar 4 2019
3 common money mistakes lawyers make
Many lawyers don’t know where to start when it comes to managing their money, writes Glen Hare. ...