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18 Apr 2016
World city
Hong Kong has long been an attractive destination for expats from all over the world, and Australian lawyers are starting to join the flock. ...
white collar crime
18 Apr 2016
Hot under the collar
As action against white-collar crime intensifies, this practice area is heating up for Australian firms. ...
dice
22 Mar 2016
Roll the dice
Getting ahead in law today often means trying your luck at a new firm – but a lateral move comes with its own risks. ...
22 Mar 2016
The master stroke
While master’s degrees are becoming highly sought-after by legal professionals, the benefits it brings to a lawyer’s career are not clear cut. ...
22 Mar 2016
Work hard, play hard
Life as a lawyer in Japan moves at a frantic pace – but Australians have proven themselves up to the challenge. ...
22 Mar 2016
From gung-ho to gun-shy
As corporations become increasingly reluctant to litigate, dispute resolution teams have added new weapons to their arsenal. ...
22 Mar 2016
Contingency plan
Keeping things in proportion lies at the heart of the debate around contingency fees, writes Andrew Watson. ...
22 Feb 2016
‘Til death do us part
The decision to merge with an international law firm is never taken lightly – but many Australian firms have made the leap. ...
22 Feb 2016
Old world tour
Europe has always held a glamorous allure for Australians, but not all lawyers will find it an easy transition. ...
22 Feb 2016
Changing the question
If the legal industry wants to achieve true diversity, it must stop asking questions that assume gender roles. ...
22 Feb 2016
Winning the tax race
As scrutiny over tax filings heats up, firms are pushing to adopt innovative models for their tax practices. ...
19 Jan 2016
Robot invasion
Law firms can choose to either reject or embrace artificial intelligence – but ready or not, the tech revolution has arrived. Story by Felicity Nels...
19 Jan 2016
Briefs on the beach
Practice in a tropical paradise is not all about sunsets and cocktails. Felicity Nelson reports. ...
19 Jan 2016
The future of work
The way we employ and are employed is drastically different from the way of previous generations – and employment law has been forced to adapt. Lara...
19 Jan 2016
The right prescription
Safeguarding intellectual property through the Trans-Pacific Partnership will foster new initiatives and increased investment, writes Emma Press. ...
17 Dec 2015
Year in Review: Rough Waters
In the new legal market, dramatic changes and uncertain conditions are just a part of the landscape. Story by Stefanie Garber, Lara Bullock and Felic...
17 Dec 2015
Asia’s melting pot
As the business centre of South East Asia ramps up its legal offering, Australian lawyers are in the midst of the action. Lara Bullock reports. ...
17 Dec 2015
It’s not easy being green
Environmental lawyers work in a rapidly evolving field, which increasingly puts them at the centre of vigorous policy debates. Felicity Nelson reports...
17 Dec 2015
The risk takers
Aecom chief counsel Gordon Kenwright talks about pushing boundaries in a litigious world. ...
12 Nov 2015
Hot property
As real estate and construction markets heat up, lawyers with this expertise are highly sought-after. Stefanie Garber reports. ...
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