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10 Apr 2019
Qld appoints ‘highly respected’ barrister as new Solicitor-General
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed a former president of the state’s Bar Association to be the next Solicitor-Ge...
Michele Williams QC
9 Apr 2019
Barrister hired as Vic Post Sentence Authority chair
Michele Williams QC has been appointed by the Andrews government as the new chair of the Victorian Post Sentence Authority, which has been in operatio...
John Williams
8 Apr 2019
UofA looks to reform forfeiture law
South Australia’s law reform institute, based out of the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School, is reviewing the current law of forfeiture ...
8 Apr 2019
Former judge appointed to oversee revamp of family law processes
Former judge, the Honourable Dr Chris Jessup QC, has been engaged to oversee development of unified family law processes. Write comment (0 Co...
4 Apr 2019
Lawyer X royal commission: What we know so far
The first public hearing into Victoria Police’s interactions with Nicola Gobbo has wrapped up. Here’s what emerged from that hearing, and what we ...
4 Apr 2019
EDO wins ‘important’ Great Barrier Reef legal challenge
A challenge against the use of lethal shark drumlines within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been a successful one by the Environmental Defende...
1 Apr 2019
Magistrate and former MinterEllison lawyer appointed Vic Deputy State Coroner
The Andrews government in Victoria last week announced the appointment of a lawyer with three decades of experience as the state’s new Deputy State ...
1 Apr 2019
NSW Law Society welcomes re-appointment of state A-G
The Law Society of NSW says it is looking forward to building on its “close relationship” with Attorney-General Mark Speakman and is particularly ...
29 Mar 2019
What the RCMPI has revealed about Melbourne’s gangland wars so far
The notorious Melbourne gangland wars in the early 2000s stood out as the most illuminating insight into Ms Gobbo’s dealings with Victoria Police an...
28 Mar 2019
$35m war chest to fight corporate crime
The government has announced that the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia will expand to include corporate crime, with the coalition govern...
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New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
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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’
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