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5 Sep 2018
CDR legislation ‘contentious’, ‘watered down’: law firm
On 16 August, the federal government released exposure draft legislation on the Consumer Data Right for public consultation, with submissions to close...
prepare law sudents, future legal work
5 Sep 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 law degree in 2007, writes Josef co-founder Sam Fl...
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5 Sep 2018
New blood for Vic law reform commission
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of a new commissioner to the Victorian Law Reform Commission. ...
5 Sep 2018
Injury firm responds to suicidal refugee and son flown to Australia for urgent treatment
Pursuant to orders made by the Federal Court of Australia in late August, a 31-year-old Somali refugee and her two-year-old son have been transported ...
5 Sep 2018
POSCO advised on US$280m acquisition of Argentinian lithium tenements
Korean-listed steel production company POSCO has been advised on its acquisition of lithium tenements from Australian public mining company Galaxy Res...
5 Sep 2018
Healthcare M&As set to increase in Australia
Australia is an increasingly attractive destination for mergers and acquisitions in the health care sector, a new report says. ...
4 Sep 2018
Why does this law firm exclusively hire for in-house experience?
An Australian and New Zealand partner-based law firm is aiming to shake up the in-house industry with a NewLaw approach to working and recruitment. ...
4 Sep 2018
Lawyers perceived as only slightly more ethical than bankers
Even in the wake of the banking royal commission, Australians perceive lawyers to be almost as unethical as bankers, insurers and financial services p...
4 Sep 2018
RCR Tomlinson on track for $100m in raised capital
Baker McKenzie has successfully acted for Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited as the sole lead manager and underwriter of RCR Tomlinson Limited’s ...
4 Sep 2018
Mid-tier sheds light on flexible working policy
An Australian mid-tier has offered an insight into its flexible working policy, revealing how its format has ensured it retains valued employees. ...
4 Sep 2018
Brisbane lawyer rejects AMA call to protect negligent doctors
Bennett & Philp Lawyers have pushed back against a proposal by the Australian Medical Association Queensland, which has requested a ‘no fault t...
4 Sep 2018
Sydney Lawyers Orchestra to strike a chord with special November performance
To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, Sydney Lawyers Orchestra is signifying the occasion with a special concert performance. ...
3 Sep 2018
To all the clerkship applications I’ve cried over before
It is important for law students to ask themselves why they invest so much – physically and emotionally – in the clerkship application process, wr...
3 Sep 2018
Australian Law Awards winners revealed
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with UNSW Law, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Australian Law Awards. ...
3 Sep 2018
Legal bodies issue open letter to NSW Premier
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and the NSW Bar Association, together with medical professionals, academics and civil society organisations, have...
3 Sep 2018
Flexible conditions: A new way to work?
Lawyers Weekly and a panel of legal professionals joined together to discuss the benefits of flexible working arrangements for individuals, the incent...
3 Sep 2018
Barry.Nilsson. makes inroads into wills and estates
National law firm Barry.Nilsson. has announced the establishment of a dedicated wills and estate team, a move it sees as a “critical response” to ...
3 Sep 2018
Coleman Greig and Jelena Dokic take a serve at mental health stigma
Coleman Greig’s most recent Women in Business forum has thrown its support at the reducing of stigma surrounding mental health, featuring former Aus...
3 Sep 2018
Tribeca Global Natural Resources proposes ASX listing
Ashurst has advised Commonwealth Securities Limited as the lead arranger and the joint lead managers on Tribeca Global Natural Resources Limited’s (...
31 Aug 2018
Podcast: The battle against Bayer
In mid-2010, Bayer introduced a new, permanent contraceptive implant called Essure to the Australian pharmaceutical market. ...
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Sep 24 2018
NSW snapshots custodial sentence data
A report has highlighted the average imprisonment period for defendants incarcerated in the NSW judi...
APPOINTMENTS
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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...
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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. ...