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28 May 2004
Law Week comes of age in NSW
LAW WEEK celebrated its 21st year last week. The annual event, which aims to improve public access to law, has grown to include hundreds of local even...
28 May 2004
Law and justice budget announced
INITIATIVES IN the Attorney-General and Justice and Customs portfolio will see an additional $1.621 billion spent over five years.This “substant...
28 May 2004
Budget is illegal lawyers argue
THE FEDERAL Government’s 2004 Budget, which forecasts a $2.4 billion surplus and offers substantial tax cuts to high-income earners, is illegal unde...
28 May 2004
Legal aid plagued by under funding: NLA
NATIONAL LEGAL Aid is following the lead of the legal profession and calling for the Commonwealth Government to increase its funding. The alternative,...
28 May 2004
Qld’s national profession fired up
AS AUSTRALIA prepares itself for a truly national profession, the countdown for which seems to be taking its time, Queensland’s State Parliament has...
28 May 2004
Young lawyers shun pay
LAW FIRMS that suppose big pay packets will keep their young lawyers from looking elsewhere have been proven wrong. Young legal practitioners want sat...
28 May 2004
POWs, suspected terrorists and the legal battleground
Claims that US political or military authorities approved the abuse of Guantanamo Bay detainees and Iraqi POWs are raising uncomfortable legal questi...
28 May 2004
Not tired of reforms: Ruddock
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General Philip Ruddock last week ruled out any suggestion that he was suffering from “reform fatigue” and linked main...
21 May 2004
Hopeless case bringers warned
AS PART of a $34.2 million funding announcement by the Federal Government last week, which is intended to clear the backlog of immigration cases, lawy...
21 May 2004
Lunchtime-talks-about-law-in-Sydney
A SERIES of lunchtime talks took place in Sydney this week as part of National Law Week. Organised by the Law Society of NSW and held at the Sydney Me...
21 May 2004
120 years for Queensland firm
QUEENSLAND LAW firm MacDonnells Solicitors this month celebrated 120 years of practice.The grandson of S F Milford, Queensland’s first Supreme Court...
21 May 2004
A Clayton Utz alternative to takeovers
COMPANIES DO not necessarily have to settle for takeovers and fire sales, according to Clayton Utz. Referring to what it called “a miraculous sa...
21 May 2004
Judges’ pay increase should come now: Vic Bar
THE VICTORIAN Government’s apparent confidence in its judges and magistrates, after they won a pay rise that will bring them in line with their fede...
21 May 2004
Tutt to the Qld District Court
QUEENSLAND ATTORNEY General and Minister for Justice Rod Welford last week announced the appointment of Brisbane solicitor Walter Tutt as a judge of t...
21 May 2004
Cashed up Ruddock makes his presence felt
The Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and his department have been the recipient of very generous budget allocations, marking a new era of high visibil...
21 May 2004
Profession risks splintering warns ALRC
THE LEGAL profession risks losing its distinct identity and may splinter unless it focuses on professional ethics and social responsibility, Australia...
21 May 2004
Legal-aid-just-lip-service-lawyers
LEGAL AID in this country has been left treading water after Attorney-General Philip Ruddock’s announcement last week that $52.7 million would be sp...
14 May 2004
Phillips Fox reports on copyright reforms
THE AUSTRALIAN Government’s Digital Agenda copyright reforms are effective and working well, according to the results of analysis undertaken by comm...
14 May 2004
Mediation-rules-NSW-Law-Society
DISPUTES SHOULD be settled more through mediation than trial, arbitration and legal representation, a report released by the Law Society of NSW has su...
14 May 2004
Same roof but not an MDP: Middletons and KPMG
THE DEMISE of multidisciplinary practice KPMG Legal saw the transfer of six partners to Middletons Lawyers at the beginning of April. But, instead of ...
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