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21 Sep 2018
Primary Health Care acquires seven specialist hospitals
Cooper Grace Ward has acted for Montserrat Day Hospitals on the sale of its hospital and healthcare business to Primary Health Care in a deal seen as ...
Scales of justice, Victorian Government, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, Letizia Torres, Jacqueline Billings, Randall Kune and Stephen Ballek
21 Sep 2018
4 new appointments for Vic Magistrates Court
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of four new judges to the Magistrates Court of Victoria. ...
Victorian Law Reform Commission, victim support, crime victim
21 Sep 2018
Victorian Law Reform Commission calls for greater victim support
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is calling for a new scheme to be introduced that will provide financial and practical assistance to victims of cr...
21 Sep 2018
Strategic lawsuits against public participation – fight or flight?
Lawsuits that purport to limit public input are commonly used to silence critics and hinder freedom of expression, writes World Law Forum co-founders ...
21 Sep 2018
NSW judicial retirement age to be lifted
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced the maximum retirement age for all judicial officers will increase by three years, from 72 to 75. ...
21 Sep 2018
ACT appoints first Aboriginal judicial officer
The ACT’s Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has joined the Territory’s judges, magistrates and legal professionals in welcoming the appointment of Ma...
20 Sep 2018
How to establish yourself as a sole practitioner
Technological advancements, social media and evolving methods of legal service delivery are all making it much easier for lawyers to get themselves se...
20 Sep 2018
Trust in law societies has dropped 5%
Perceptions of ethical behaviour by legal member associations across the country have gotten worse since last year, according to new data from the Gov...
20 Sep 2018
Dentons and Inner City Legal Centre launch trans legal service
Global law firm Dentons has partnered with Inner City Legal Centre to create a pro bono service providing trans and gender diverse people with support...
20 Sep 2018
Australian Women Lawyers join new Gender Equality Council
Legal advocacy group Australian Women Lawyers will be a member association of a new independent national body dedicated to driving gender equality. ...
20 Sep 2018
LCA approves extension for court reform hearings
The Law Council of Australia has applauded the passing of a Senate motion to ensure public hearings into a proposed reform of the family court system ...
20 Sep 2018
Holding Redlich appoints ex-Gadens partner
Holding Redlich has announced a new partner in its Brisbane corporate and commercial group. ...
19 Sep 2018
Lawyer struck off for derogatory comments and threatening behaviour
A former NSW-based practitioner has been removed from the roll following findings of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct f...
19 Sep 2018
Law’s most satisfied revealed
Exclusive research has identified the roles, level of experience, location and gender within private practice that garner the greatest satisfaction le...
19 Sep 2018
Maddocks lawyer highlights future blockchain opportunities
A Maddocks senior associate has offered his perspective on the biggest opportunities and challenges set to impact Aussie lawyers practising in the blo...
19 Sep 2018
Dentons confirms combination with Malaysian firm
Dentons has officially launched a combination with a Malaysian firm as it ramps up its focus on becoming a "pan-Asian law firm that reaches more of As...
19 Sep 2018
NSW guilty findings and imprisonment on the rise
A report has highlighted a recent increase in defendants found guilty in the NSW justice system, and shed light on sentencing practices within the jud...
19 Sep 2018
‘Cheap shots’ against judiciary ‘despicable’: QLS
Queensland Law Society has expressed its anger and disappointment at recent news reports of “political players taking cheap shots and effectively sl...
19 Sep 2018
White & Case onboards HSF litigator
Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced a new partner in the firm’s Sydney office within the global commercial litigation practice, who j...
19 Sep 2018
NSW government, Macquarie Group agree to revamp of Martin Place Station
Following an unsolicited proposal from Macquarie to design and deliver a new station development at Martin Place, the NSW government has agreed to the...
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Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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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...
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Sep 5 2018
How do we prepare law students for the future of legal work?
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Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...