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Corporate Counsel
19 Jun 2018
Legal operations roles to surge in-house
A growing number of legal departments are set to put a greater emphasis on recruiting legal operations professionals over the next 12 months, accordin...
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...
AMP
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...
5 Jun 2018
Tech roadmaps needed for efficient in-house operation
In the face of demands for greater productivity and new regulatory hurdles to navigate, corporate counsel must be on top of their technological proces...
29 May 2018
In-house lawyers are not ‘gatekeepers’ of corporate conscience
Speaking to Lawyers Weekly, Canon Australia chief legal counsel David Field said the primary role of in-house lawyers is to positively influence for b...
28 May 2018
Deutsche Bank puts positive spin on litigation
Global financial powerhouse Deutsche Bank has announced that it will cut 7,000 jobs and has recorded a significant financial loss, but has positioned ...
22 May 2018
Firms more generous than in-house with salary raises
New findings from a global professional recruitment group have shown that while more in-house lawyers will receive pay rises in their next employment ...
22 May 2018
Standing up for LGBTI rights no different in-house
Issues facing LGBTI lawyers arise no matter the workplace, and corporate counsel must be no different in doing what is right, according to a leading i...
10 May 2018
AMP confirms two class actions filed
Two class action lawsuits have been filed against AMP on behalf of shareholders, but the embattled financial giant says it will “vigorously defend ...
8 May 2018
In-house role in cybersecurity expected to increase
Corporate counsel across the globe are predicting that the duties of their legal departments with regard to cybersecurity will grow. Write com...
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A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
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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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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
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...