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15 Jun 2018
Peabody advised on sale of coking coal deposit
Peabody Australia has been advised in relation to its sale of the Wotonga South project to Stanmore Coal. ...
Kate Walawski
15 Jun 2018
Accredited mediator joins Perth employment team
A national law firm has announced the recruitment of a special counsel in Perth, in addition to other new hires to its professional services team. ...
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14 Jun 2018
Clients are ‘badly serviced’ by traditional firms
The CEO of a prominent NewLaw firm has spoken about how his start-up firm has achieved rapid growth since inception, painting a picture of where BigLa...
14 Jun 2018
Michael Kirby agitates for North Korea to be confronted on human rights record
The diplomacy on display at this week’s Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un could hint hope for future nuclear di...
14 Jun 2018
Integration of space law, IP law a challenge for practitioners
Finding ways to consolidate the competing interests of intellectual property law and space law — much of which is still in development — will be...
14 Jun 2018
Melbourne mid-tier to merge with boutique firm
Melbourne-based mid-tier firm Cornwall Stodart is set to merge with boutique commercial entity Riordans Lawyers, who will operate under the Cornwall b...
14 Jun 2018
High Court judge reflects on hard-fought battle for women in law
It has been 100 years since NSW passed the Women’s Status Act, which gave women the right to practice as solicitors and barristers in the state amon...
14 Jun 2018
Bakers appoints new environment special counsel
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired a new special counsel for its growing environment and climate change practice group in Melbourne. ...
14 Jun 2018
Colin Biggers & Paisley appoints new partner
National mid-tier law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has hired a new transport and insurance partner for its Brisbane office. ...
14 Jun 2018
Listed construction companies advised on merger
ASX-listed construction companies Global Construction Services and SRG have agreed to terms for a merger between equals to create a new entity. ...
13 Jun 2018
Lawyer shuts down business on ASIC's orders
A Melbourne-based solicitor and businessman who collapsed under cross-examination at the banking royal commission has been ordered to wind up one of h...
13 Jun 2018
Law firm partnership to ‘catapult’ blockchain developments
A national law firm has teamed up with an Australian technology group as it seeks to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of blockchain develo...
13 Jun 2018
Former federal judge, AHRC president named in Queen's Birthday honours list
The Honourable Catherine Branson QC has been appointed a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday ho...
13 Jun 2018
Independent digital legal community launching today
Tech start-up Crowd & Co is launching what it dubs the “first independent online community for lawyers”, focused on knowledge, connections, pe...
13 Jun 2018
Bain Capital advised on childcare acquisition
International law firm MinterEllison has advised Bain Capital on its acquisition of a childcare business and its various childcare centres. ...
12 Jun 2018
Counsel must play role in evolving governance structure
With board directors and corporate officers being portrayed in media and culture as lacking trust and honesty, there is a pressing need to re-evaluate...
12 Jun 2018
Former HSF partner takes up AMP position
AMP Limited has revealed a former Herbert Smith Freehills partner has been appointed non-executive director as the company continues its “board rene...
12 Jun 2018
Qld barrister struck off following fraud conviction
A Queensland-based barrister has been removed from the state’s roll in the aftermath of his conviction and sentenced to 3.5 years’ imprisonment f...
12 Jun 2018
NSW Bar welcomes ‘critical’ legal access in terrorism trials
The NSW Bar Association has applauded new recommendations which aim to improve legal representation and trial preparation access for those charged wit...
12 Jun 2018
Deloitte confirms new ‘alliance’ with immigration law firm
Deloitte has revealed that it has joined forces with an immigration law firm in a move that will enable it to “add additional skills, eminence and e...
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A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
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National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
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Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and...
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Apr 24 2018
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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The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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