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31 Aug 2018
How are international markets faring for Aussie lawyers?
A new report has provided a look into the opportunities available in overseas legal markets for Australian lawyers. ...
Aboriginal Justice Agreement
31 Aug 2018
Victoria invests $40.3m into Aboriginal Justice Agreement
The Andrews Labor government in the Garden State has implemented the fourth phase of its Aboriginal Justice Agreement, which aims to strengthen self-d...
KWM, KPMG, UNSW, collaboration, innovate
31 Aug 2018
KWM, KPMG and UNSW collaborate to disrupt and innovate
King & Wood Mallesons and KPMG Law have announced their collaboration with UNSW Sydney Law for RegTech and FinTech research development, in a five...
31 Aug 2018
WA’s HHG Legal Group promotes 2 senior associates
Western Australia’s HHG Legal Group has announced the promotion of two of its lawyers to the position of senior associate. ...
31 Aug 2018
Australian marketing tech firm looks to launch across US and Europe
Clifford Chance has advised BBRC Private Equity on its first round of investment for innovative Australian marketing technology firm Simple. ...
31 Aug 2018
Global law firm nabs 3rd NRF partner for 2018
A global player has appointed a new partner from rival Norton Rose Fulbright, marking its third poaching from the firm this year. ...
30 Aug 2018
5 ways to rebuild broken team relationships
There are many reasons why teams don’t function well; for instance, when toxic behaviour by a rainmaker in the business goes  unchecked, or previo...
30 Aug 2018
Penrith lawyer guilty of practising without a certificate
An NSW-based practitioner and firm principal has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the state’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal for p...
30 Aug 2018
Quadrant Energy sold for US$2.15bn
Energy company Quadrant has been sold to Santos Limited, in what Clayton Utz has termed one of the most significant M&A transactions in the energy...
30 Aug 2018
Holding Redlich launches national procurement practice group
National firm Holding Redlich has established a procurement practice group, which it says is in response to growing demand for advice in an area set f...
30 Aug 2018
Aussie law firm rolls out cyber resilience training
An Australian law firm has implemented a cyber resilience training workshop to help combat clients’ risk of company hackings. ...
30 Aug 2018
Victoria appoints new crown counsel
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of barrister Liam Brown as Crown Counsel. ...
30 Aug 2018
HSF unveils ‘Australian-first’ platform to make smart contracts accessible
Herbert Smith Freehills has joined forces with CSIRO’s Data61 and IBM to build Australia’s “first cross-industry, large-scale, digital platform...
29 Aug 2018
Talent shortage in Aussie law firms ‘as acute as ever’
A new report has given an overview of the legal market, noting the disparity between the short supply of candidates and an increasing demand for their...
29 Aug 2018
ALS backs call for additional $390m in funding for legal services
The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) is supporting key recommendations from the recently-released Justice Project Report from the Law Council of Aus...
29 Aug 2018
Afterpay Touch advised on UK expansion
Australian company Afterpay Touch Group has expanded into the United Kingdom by acquiring ‘buy now, pay later’ platform ClearPay as well as its pl...
29 Aug 2018
ASX-listed entity to redomicile to Canada
Drilling services company Boart Longyear Limited will move to British Columbia has part of its restructuring support agreement entered into with key c...
29 Aug 2018
3 weeks too short to consider court merger, LCA says
The Law Council of Australia has expressed a great concern for the recent and significant curtailing of the three-week period allocated for public scr...
29 Aug 2018
Mixed reaction to NSW Law Society pulling advertising from Alan Jones’ show
The Law Society of NSW has withdrawn advertising from 2GB in the wake of offensive comments from shock jock Alan Jones, drawing both positive and nega...
28 Aug 2018
What general counsel need to know about Dawn Raids
Corporate misconduct has been firmly on the political agenda in recent months, writes Michael Milnes. ...
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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. ...