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26 Sep 2003
BDW chief: self-regulation “a big ask”
In a candid discussion Blake Dawson Waldron CEO John Atkin admitted that Blakes’ involvement with HIH insolvency was a great challenge for the firm ...
26 Sep 2003
West slowly meeting East on international arbitration
THE RULES of international arbitration have been viewed sceptically by the East for many years as protection for Western business interests, the presi...
26 Sep 2003
Freehills, Couderts and Acuiti score
THE TWENTIETH annual Sydney inter law firm soccer competition was held on a sunny, windy Sunday (14 September) with one resounding outcome. None of th...
26 Sep 2003
Saving the trees can save you money
IMAGINE a paperless legal office? The Forest Friendly Eco-Kit, while not facilitating this outcome just yet, sets out a number of steps that law firms...
26 Sep 2003
Fingleton replacement announced
Fingleton replacement announcedFollowing months of uncertainty, the vacant post of Queensland Chief Magistarte has finally been filled. Brisbane barr...
26 Sep 2003
Bullies avoid professional misconduct
NEW SOUTH WALES lawyers who bully co-workers will not be liable to face professional misconduct sanctions, including being struck from the roll, for a...
26 Sep 2003
Hughes surrenders LawAsia presidency
IN A LAVISH ceremony attended by the Crown Prince and Princess of Japan, Dr Gordon Hughes handed over his LawAsia presidency to esteemed Indian lawyer...
26 Sep 2003
B-axed from the profession
B-axed from the professionThe Solicitors Complaints Tribunal this week banned all Queensland law firms from hiring Dean Bax, who was found guilty of ...
26 Sep 2003
Fair no fun for some
Abbott Stillman & Wilson (ASW) is unlikely to attend next year’s Melbourne law graduate careers expo after being disappointed with the attitude ...
26 Sep 2003
The push and shove behind bully bashing
You’d think the Law Society of NSW would know better. After all, the guild had a chance in the late 1990s to control the destiny of how those respon...
19 Sep 2003
Beaten conveyancers refuse to be outdone
CONVEYANCERS will call into question the Queensland Government’s adherence to National Competition Policy (NCP) after last week being denied access ...
19 Sep 2003
We won’t accept Queensland’s ‘rubbish’: AIC
WATCHING Dale Turner face his single moment of truth, after two long years plotting to overthrow the solicitors’ monopoly over conveyancing in Queen...
19 Sep 2003
First partners, now the prize: Blakes takes Freehills down
BLAKE Dawson Waldron capped an unlikely trifecta of victories over Freehills recently by snatching the 2003 Winneke Cup.A reverse result of last year...
19 Sep 2003
Million dollar QLS backlash mooted
THE QUEENSLAND Law Society (QLS) may be made to pay heavily for unsuccessful charges brought against a pair of Gold Coast property lawyers, originally...
19 Sep 2003
LCA cooking up national brief recipe
THE MODEL Briefing Policy (MBP) used by Victoria’s Government to ensure panel law firms outsource work to barristers regardless of gender will be us...
19 Sep 2003
New president wants an even landscape
IF THINGS fall into place as Bob Gotterson QC anticipates they will, lawyers can expect to read and hear a lot more about their peak body.The Law Coun...
19 Sep 2003
Fox high tailing it in Canberra
GETTING a piece of Commonwealth Government legal work is hard enough for those without long-standing ties in the industry.And last week, Phillips Fox ...
19 Sep 2003
No ifs or butts for Gilbert
PROFIT, time sheets, and a good dose of visionary “arse-kicking”, have been revealed as the formula behind Gilbert + Tobin’s dramatic ri...
19 Sep 2003
Get your hands off our wheel: Client “from hell”
PRIVATE law firms should know their place “in the food chain” and not be so forceful when dealing with clients, says Elizabeth Nosworthy.I...
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May 11 2017
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Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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