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10 Sep 2018
Servian transacting partnership with investment company
KPMG Law has advised Australia’s leading specialist data and consulting firm Servian on its transaction to partner with investment company Adamantem...
in-house counsel, legal market, lawyers
7 Sep 2018
Podcast: How in-house counsel are impacting the broader legal market
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by non-executive director of Marist180, Claire Bibby, and the founder of SmartW...
7 Sep 2018
Corporate Counsel website now live!
Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the launch of its new title, Corporate Counsel, dedicated to the in-house legal market in Australia. ...
7 Sep 2018
Solicitor brothers guilty of professional misconduct
Two brothers, who operated a law firm in Sydney, have been found guilty of professional misconduct and ordered to pay costs.  ...
7 Sep 2018
Large-scale legal disruption having ‘narrow’ impact
A UK lawyer and CEO has offered up her perspective on innovation in today’s legal profession, saying that while the market is making headway, there...
7 Sep 2018
Government increases spending on law firms
Government spending on legal services has increased to the 2016–17 financial year, a report from the Office of Legal Services Coordination of the At...
7 Sep 2018
ALHR welcomes early closure of Sydney exhibit
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has thrown its support behind the early closure of a Sydney exhibition which is currently displaying 20 plastinate...
7 Sep 2018
Supreme Court of Vic to see new CEO
The Supreme Court of Victoria has announced it will welcome a new chief executive officer on 24 September. ...
7 Sep 2018
Gadens welcomes back colleague as corporate advisory partner
Gadens has appointed a new partner to bolster its Sydney corporate advisory team, who rejoins the firm after six years at two separate big four accoun...
7 Sep 2018
Managing director responds to influx of Aussie class actions
A managing director has responded to the rise of class actions in the Australian market and provided an insight into where he stands on the Australian...
6 Sep 2018
How diverse is NewLaw and legal tech in Australia?
Research from the United States shows that women and people of colour are significantly underrepresented among legal tech founders. Down Under, are we...
6 Sep 2018
Why are lawyers, and other professionals, depressed?
Lawyers rank among the most depressed professionals. One in three of them contemplate suicide at least once a year and about 30 per cent suffer from c...
6 Sep 2018
International firm confirms US expansion
An international law firm with a significant Australian presence, has announced it has expanded its offering to the United States. ...
6 Sep 2018
Penrith Council advised on new city centre
Dentons has advised Penrith Council on its plans to build a new city centre, comprising residential buildings, a car park, child care facilities, a pu...
6 Sep 2018
Vic Legal Aid appoints first female managing director
For the first time, a woman will head up Victoria Legal Aid, as outgoing managing director Bevan Warner departs after a decade in the role. ...
6 Sep 2018
New DV laws to be introduced to NSW parliament
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the introduction of tougher strangulation laws in a reform package will send a strong message that do...
6 Sep 2018
Managed Account Holdings appoints barrister to board
ASX-listed Investment platform administration provider Managed Account Holdings has appointed a superannuation lawyer to its board as a director. ...
6 Sep 2018
Australian Law Awards winner spills on success
The recipient of the Rising Star of the Year and Excellence Award at last week’s Australian Law Awards has offered an insight into the reasons behin...
5 Sep 2018
Cabramatta lawyer struck from roll
The sole principal of a firm based in Sydney’s south-west has been removed from the roll of practitioners for multiple failures to maintain trust ac...
5 Sep 2018
Gold Coast principal reprimanded for borrowing client money
The principal of a boutique firm based in Burleigh Heads has been found guilty of professional misconduct for borrowing money from a client and failin...
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Sep 24 2018
NSW snapshots custodial sentence data
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APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
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 ...
Appointed, handshake
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...
opinion
LGBTI workplace, Australian Workplace Equality Index’s 2018 Employee Survey Analysis
Sep 24 2018
Putting the 'T' into LGBTI workplace inclusion
In a post-marriage equality world, there is a high risk that active support for LGBTI workplace incl...
prepare law sudents, future legal work
Sep 5 2018
How do we prepare law students for the future of legal work?
“A law degree can take you anywhere.” Those were the words of a lecturer on the first day of my ...
Speech bubble, designer's mindset
Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...