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24 Jul 2019
Singapore’s Chief Justice reflects on convergence with Australia
In remarks delivered to Australian barristers, Singaporean Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon SC outlined the importance of investment in the shared intern...
Brisbane CBD
22 Jul 2019
Claims of judicial bullying surface
Lawyers have weighed in on calls to introduce a new policy which monitors conduct by members of the judiciary, with a number of the experiences shared...
Rebecca Treston QC
17 Jul 2019
The time is right for a judicial bullying policy in Queensland
The Sunshine State must keep up with the progress being made in other states and territories by enacting parameters through which conduct by members o...
16 Jul 2019
Maintain ‘mistaken belief’ defense: QLS
Queensland Law Society has said the retention of an individual’s right to lead a “mistaken belief” defense must be maintained in a newly announc...
11 Jul 2019
Risks with human source usage highlighted
A new report has pinpointed a pattern of challenges and risks arising from police use of human sources. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
10 Jul 2019
NSW looks to reform criminal proceedings
New South Wales is set to review case management and jury processes across its District and Supreme Courts, in an attempt to reduce criminal proceedin...
10 Jul 2019
QLS makes 2 judicial appointments
Queensland has promoted its current deputy chief magistrate into the state’s top role at the same time it has appointed a solicitor as magistrate fo...
8 Jul 2019
Virtual lawyers a reality for WA Legal Aid
Western Australia has launched a new network of virtual offices in an effort to better facilitate access to justice and put more people face to face w...
8 Jul 2019
Court upgrade creates ‘positive, emotional experience’ for visitors
Upgrades to a multimillion-dollar court complex in Sydney’s west have been well received, with the renovations geared to bolster visitor experience...
4 Jul 2019
‘Extensive interaction’ between Gobbo and Vic Police to impact gangland case reassessments
The first six months into the Lawyer X royal commission has wrapped up, with commissioner Margaret McMurdo shining a light on the difficulties still t...
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My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities ...
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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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The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...