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14 Sep 2018
Healthia heads for business expansion with merger and IPO
Clayton Utz is celebrating with Healthia Limited on the successful merger of its My FootDr Podiatry and Allsports Physiotherapy businesses as it launc...
legal education, education, school
14 Sep 2018
NSW A-G announces high school legal education funding
Youth Law Australia has been awarded $60,000 to develop and deliver crime prevention-focused lesson plans and resources to secondary teachers and stud...
2018’s Top 25 Attraction Firms
13 Sep 2018
2018’s Top 25 Attraction Firms revealed
Exclusive research conducted by Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has uncovered the firms deemed most attractive to Australia...
13 Sep 2018
Qld lawyer launches new IP firm
A Brisbane solicitor has rolled out her own boutique firm, focusing on intellectual property law. ...
13 Sep 2018
Boutique’s disruption of status quo sees it celebrate 25 years
A boutique law firm has marked 25 years of operation, which it attributes to its ability to continuously challenge the status quo within Australia’s...
13 Sep 2018
Podcast: Asking R U OK? in the Australian legal profession
We are pleased to bring you a special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, in recognition of R U OK? Day 2018. Jerome Doraisamy is joined by non-execut...
13 Sep 2018
‘How are you, out of 10?’ is the question to ask this R U OK? Day
Going deeper than surface-level etiquette can make the difference between disclosure and suffering in silence, writes Lawyers Weekly journalist Jerome...
13 Sep 2018
‘Decisive’ leadership the winning ingredient for law firm success
New data has identified decisive leadership as being the key competitive advantage among top performing law firms. ...
13 Sep 2018
Global firm launches new Reconciliation Action Plan
A global law firm has announced its release of a new Reconciliation Action Plan, committing to provide up to $5 million of pro bono legal advice to In...
13 Sep 2018
NewLaw firm opens operations to WA
A NewLaw firm has expanded into the West Australian market, with the announcement of a new office to focus on the provision of legal operations, secon...
13 Sep 2018
Princess Polly Group advised on sale of controlling interest
Online fast-fashion retailer Princess Polly Group and its founders have sold a controlling interest to an American private equity outfit. ...
13 Sep 2018
The myth of the well-rounded law student
I’m proud to say that my biggest achievement is that I have gotten through nearly all of my law degree despite all the challenges, writes Monash Un...
13 Sep 2018
Piper Alderman to adopt new payment structure
Piper Alderman has announced the impending integration of a new payment gateway which will see clients able to pay for legal services in cryptocurrenc...
13 Sep 2018
Bennett & Philp brings in IP specialist
Bennett & Philp Lawyers’ has announced a new addition to its intellectual property team. ...
13 Sep 2018
Victoria appoints 5 new magistrates
The Andrews government has named five new magistrates for The Garden State’s judiciary, with four appointees going to the Magistrates’ Court and t...
12 Sep 2018
Why managing partners must step up on workplace wellness: Part one
With mental health awareness a national conversation this week, Lawyers Weekly spoke with two Sydney-based managing partners – both of whom sit on t...
12 Sep 2018
Full steam ahead for S&G’s class action against bank-owned funds
A Slater and Gordon senior associate has spoken out following the firm’s announcement that it will be launching what could potentially be Australia...
12 Sep 2018
French multinational to scoop up Australian advertiser
Allens has secured ACCC clearance for Australian advertising company APN Outdoor’s acquisition by French advertising multinational JCDecaux through ...
12 Sep 2018
Correct the record on court merger: ABA
The Australian Bar Association is seeking a correction statement from federal Attorney-General Christian Porter MP, after comments he made to the medi...
11 Sep 2018
NSW solicitor struck from roll
A NSW-based solicitor, with 42 years of legal experience, has been removed from the roll of lawyers after being found guilty of professional misconduc...
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crime, jail, handcuffs
Sep 24 2018
NSW snapshots custodial sentence data
A report has highlighted the average imprisonment period for defendants incarcerated in the NSW judi...
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. ...