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19 Oct 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office, alleging a “compromised, unfair” process in i...
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19 Oct 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Magee. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
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19 Oct 2018
Victoria welcomes new County Court judge
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of Magistrate Philip Ginnane as its newest County Court judge. Write comment (0 Commen...
17 Oct 2018
Barrister heads to Victoria’s Coroners Court
A member of the Victorian Bar for over two decades has been declared the new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comm...
17 Oct 2018
Review underway on state’s contempt of court laws
The state of Victoria will examine its contempt of court laws as part of a review which will consider whether they should be “modernised to enhance...
16 Oct 2018
Victoria names 3 new magistrates
Three experienced barristers have been appointed to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
10 Oct 2018
NSW bar stats give insight into female barristers
The NSW Bar Association has released statistics to highlight the gender breakdown of those at the bar to coincide with its senior counsel appointments...
8 Oct 2018
NSW Bar appoints 19 new senior counsel
Outgoing president of the NSW Bar Association Arthur Moses SC last week announced 19 barristers have been appointed to the level of senior counsel. ...
8 Oct 2018
‘Unrelenting workloads and significant backlogs’ driving need for court reform
A snapshot of the need for reform to the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court has been delivered by the Honourable Chief Judge Wil...
4 Oct 2018
Chief Judge to also become Chief Justice
The Honourable Will Alstergren has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
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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
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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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...