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15 May 2015
A firm theory of evolution
Better business growth starts with a cultural change, Warrick McLean writes  ...
Wind up man
20 Apr 2015
Grinding to a halt
The traditional law firm model is showing its age but newcomers are giving it a revamp ...
Growth in tree stump
20 Apr 2015
Managing change in a dynamic market
In today’s fast-paced world, firms must learn how to adapt or be left behind, writes Andrew Price ...
20 Apr 2015
Corporate with a heart of gold
Commercial law, business studies, pro bono – associate William Kontaxis juggles it all ...
20 Apr 2015
Cheque Please
As clients demand greater value for money, firms are rethinking traditional fee models ...
20 Apr 2015
Insuring the future
The explosion of data, and the rise of the empowered consumer, point to impending transformations in the insurance law sector, writes Stephanie Quine ...
13 Apr 2015
6 ways to improve your firm’s financial resilience
Focusing on financial resilience is replacing across-the-board cost-cutting as a key costs management strategy, Andrew Chen writes. ...
7 Apr 2015
A wealth of insight
From fishing in Lake Burley Griffin and scouting for fossils to keeping one of Australia’s biggest banks in check as general counsel, Brian Salter t...
2 Apr 2015
War and peace
President of the Law Council of Australia (LCA) Duncan McConnel has fearlessly challenged the government during his first three months on the job. ...
20 Mar 2015
Clear skies for aviation lawyers
After a turbulent year of devastating crashes, high oil prices and major restructuring, lawyers advising airlines and airports are feeling optimistic ...
20 Mar 2015
Thank you for your support
Business partners, support staff, shared services, non-fee earners – whichever way you refer to them, every law firm has a team of non-lawyers whose...
20 Mar 2015
Small but mighty
The rise of NewLaw is challenging the legal profession, bringing with it smaller, client-focused firms and more flexibility for lawyers. ...
10 Mar 2015
Bad news story
While transaction lawyers have been scratching around for work in the wake of the GFC, insolvency and restructuring lawyers have been kept busy. So wh...
10 Mar 2015
Out of the Box
Nothing quite compares to the buzz of moving to a new city and working in a new office, but despite the thrill of starting afresh, the experience can ...
10 Mar 2015
Not for ourselves alone
Kara Cook does not shy away from difficult cases — in fact, she spends her days working closely with disadvantaged women and children who are threat...
10 Mar 2015
The art of survival in the wild west
Perth-based firms are spruiking their corporate services as the resources sector battles to cope with tumbling commodity prices. ...
20 Feb 2015
Youth on his side
Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean proved he could lead a firm at the age of 37. After seven years at the helm, he is ready to put in mot...
20 Feb 2015
Better late than never mature-age graduates
It’s two in the morning and Lawrence Lau is surrounded by law readings and energy drinks, trying not to think about the next day’s 6am start ...
20 Feb 2015
Cut the bull
The year 2015 will be judged as a success – or otherwise – at both a micro and macro level. For law firms, writes Justin Whealing, it is to proper...
16 Dec 2014
Maddocks’ new CEO sets the record straight
The numerous high-profile departures from Maddocks over the past year were not the result of unrest within the partnership over a failed merger, accor...
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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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Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
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Aug 14 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
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signing or renegotiating your employment contract
Jul 5 2018
5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agree...