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11 Sep 2018
‘Singing from the same hymn sheet’ secret to REA Group Legal Success
The winner of the 2018 In-house Legal Team of the Year at the recent Australian Law Awards has shed some light on what it means to be at the top of th...
team members, legal, lawyers
11 Sep 2018
Legal operations heads weigh in on company benefits
With legal operations roles on the rise in the Aussie market, five US experts on the matter have offered up their perspective on the wins that come wi...
Corporate Counsel launch
11 Sep 2018
Highlights: Corporate Counsel launch
The launch party for Lawyers Weekly's new Corporate Counsel website was held on 6 September – relive the highlights here. ...
11 Sep 2018
What is GDRP and does your company comply?
William Roberts Lawyers principal Robert Ishak and lawyer Eric Vuu have provided an overview of general data protection regulation, including how to m...
11 Sep 2018
In-house life ‘not an escape from private practice’
There are opportunities abound for corporate counsel, but those transitioning from firms must understand that being an in-house counsel has its own ch...
11 Sep 2018
National firm launches class action against bank-owned funds
A national law firm has today announced the launch of what could potentially be Australia’s largest class action lawsuit. ...
11 Sep 2018
‘Unusual’ legal industry structure heightens sexual harassment risk
An employment law expert has shed some light on the “unusual” structured staff system making the legal industry more at risk for allegations and i...
11 Sep 2018
‘Dress for your day’ policy to create more flexible, agile workplace
New mid-tier firm McCabe Curwood has implemented a new policy whereby staff members can dress casually when there are no external client or court comm...
11 Sep 2018
Voluntary euthanasia integral to Qld end-of-life inquiry
A Queensland lawyer has called into question the effectiveness of a government inquiry into end-of-life care if it doesn’t examine the introduction ...
11 Sep 2018
Jemalong Solar PV farm sold to Genex Power
Norton Rose Fulbright and energy advisory firm Energy Estate have jointly advised on the sale of the Jemalong Solar PV farm in Forbes, NSW. ...
11 Sep 2018
Who are the future players of Australian healthcare M&A?
With growing value to be found within the Australian healthcare mergers and acquisition landscape, a report has named companies which may contribute t...
11 Sep 2018
Workplace culture worth big money in 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised software company Culture Amp on its ‘Series D’ capital raise to fund rapid growth and future expansion. ...
10 Sep 2018
NSW to invest $10m for people with cognitive impairments
The NSW government will, over the next two years, put $10 million towards assisting people with cognitive impairments to better understand their right...
10 Sep 2018
National firm confirms new paid and unpaid parental leave policy
A national law firm has announced it has shaken up one of its employee policies by rolling out superannuation contributions for both paid and unpaid p...
10 Sep 2018
Why are Aussie lawyers switching to freelance?
A new survey has identified the top motivators for Australian lawyers switching to freelance work. ...
10 Sep 2018
WA Law Society calls for reversal of ‘damaging’ budget cuts
The Law Society of Western Australia has urged the state government to reverse its decision to axe $110,000 from the budget of the legal body's school...
10 Sep 2018
Legal profession model labelled the future for financial advice
The financial advice industry will likely take after the model used within the legal profession, according to the founder of an Australian fintech co...
10 Sep 2018
LIV condemns parliament’s legal data breach
The Law Institute of Victoria has expressed its disappointment at the release of sensitive and private information to the public by the Victorian gove...
10 Sep 2018
Changing Face of the Bar exhibit opens in Melbourne
A photo exhibition, showcasing the Victorian Bar of the 1930s and 1980s to today’s world, is now open at the Peter O’Callaghan Gallery in Melbourn...
10 Sep 2018
Northern Star Resources advised on $175m placement
ASX-listed Australian gold production company Northern Star Resources has been advised on its $175 million equity raising to part-fund its acquisition...
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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. ...