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1 May 2019
NT judge dismisses application for his own recusal for supposed bias
An acting justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory has determined that an application for him to recuse himself from a trial “bears so...
Mat Jessep DWF Australia
30 Apr 2019
Post, pray, play?
Sports provide naturally gifted and hardworking athletes a platform from which to promote their fame in return for personal, social, and commercial ou...
30 Apr 2019
Lawyer X RC public hearings resume today
The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will resume public hearings today, with this second round set to to focus on Victoria Po...
29 Apr 2019
Access to justice and election agendas
With just three weeks to go, Lawyers Weekly has taken a look at what the major parties think of access to justice as a federal election issue. ...
29 Apr 2019
Tax lawyer cautions tax agents on supply of documents in certain states
A barrister has warned that the supply of legal documents such as trust deeds can expose tax agents to heightened risks in certain states and territor...
26 Apr 2019
QC to become Supreme Court judge
Victoria has made its newest judicial appointment in the Supreme Court. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
24 Apr 2019
Government departments weigh in on Viagogo judgment
The ACCC and a South Australian government department have weighed in on last week’s Federal Court findings against ticket reseller Viagogo. ...
24 Apr 2019
2 new judges appointed to County Court
The Andrews Labor government has confirmed two new judges have taken to the County Court. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
17 Apr 2019
Courts release new Family Violence Plan
The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have released a new Family Violence Plan, which aims to provide a “comprehe...
15 Apr 2019
‘No excuse’ for failing to address ‘immediate crisis’ in family courts
While the Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into the family law system should and will be carefully considered, immediate solutions are still needed t...
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My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities ...
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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The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...