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3 Jan 2019
‘Rigorous’ written submissions now ‘indispensable’ for appeals
Written submissions play a role as important as oral advocacy in 21st century appeals, a Victorian judge has said. Write comment (0 Comments)...
24 Dec 2018
New appointments for Qld’s courts
Queensland has appointed two new judges for the District Court, and a new Children’s Court president, as 2018 draws to a close. Write commen...
Legal profession
19 Dec 2018
Systemic discrimination ‘not limited to legal profession’
In order to combat discrimination in the legal profession, a more holistic look into the issue from a society-wide perspective is needed, according to...
19 Dec 2018
National native title tribunal appoints 2 for 5-year terms
An appointment and a re-appointment have been made for the National Native Title Tribunal, according to a statement from the Australian Attorney-Gener...
18 Dec 2018
Australia’s ‘largest’ coroners court complex opens in Lidcombe
Australia’s newest coroner’s court and forensic medicine facility has been completed, with the $90 million building opened last week. Writ...
17 Dec 2018
Federal Circuit Court of Australia to see new judge
A new judge has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, effective 30 January. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
10 Dec 2018
Senate committee rejects Leyonhjelm’s bill to enforce model litigant obligations in current form
While noting that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s bill subjecting Commonwealth litigants to enforceable model litigant obligations has “merit”, the L...
10 Dec 2018
KWM partner takes to the bench
A Sydney-based partner at King & Wood Mallesons has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
10 Dec 2018
ACT’s restorative justice scheme shows less re-offending
The use of a restorative justice scheme in the nation’s capital is delivering positive outcomes for crime victims and reducing recividism in the ter...
5 Dec 2018
‘All of us have a responsibility to increase the pipeline’
Justice Tanya Kennedy of the New York State Supreme Court has spoken out about what more needs to be done to address imbalance across the global legal...
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The current political uncertainty has left the British public fishing for answers, and perhaps ironi...
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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...