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8 Oct 2014
It’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it
Flexible work options are making boutique firms increasingly attractive to young lawyers. Justin Whealing talks to two senior associates at Hive Legal...
22 Sep 2014
A quick wit and a big heart
Former High Court judge Ian Callinan QC pays tribute to his friend and mentor, Cedric Hampson QC....
3 Sep 2014
How to win and lose friends but influence people
A failed global merger, high profile departures, increasing revenue and a new office; whichever way you look, Maddocks is garnering an increasingly hi...
13 Aug 2014
One Stone unturned
The new head of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is fiercely passionate about protecting the rights of the individual....
16 May 2014
A family man in life and law
The passing of leading family law advocate and Renaissance man Malcolm David Broun OAM QC (1935-2014) will be deeply mourned far beyond the legal wor...
14 May 2014
The trusted adviser
Blanka Moss landed her first in-house role in 1985. The Schindler Lifts general counsel talks to Justin Whealing about why she has the support of seni...
8 Apr 2014
Know your song well before you start singing
The Australian legal market is full of firms talking, but is anyone listening? Justin Whealing talks to three managing partners from a global, nationa...
3 Apr 2014
After the boom
Law firms will tell you they are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the market in 2014, despite acceptance that Australia’s mining boom has peaked. B...
28 Mar 2014
Pick me, pick me!
The war for graduate talent has never been hotter than now. Justin Whealing looks at how firms try to pick the best of the law school crop....
12 Dec 2013
It’s time to go
High-performing partners have heard the siren call of suitors echo around the marketplace this year. Lawyers Weekly presents 20 of the most notable Mo...
21 Nov 2013
You have to innovate to accumulate
The legal industry is slowly adapting to the effects of developments in technology, but is it truly embracing innovation? Brigid O Gorman investigates...
24 Oct 2013
Pipped at the post
The legal jobs market is tough at the moment and, while qualifications are important, a post-graduate qualification is not necessarily the most valuab...
27 Aug 2013
Feeding the beast
The legal profession has shifted its focus from trying to control social media to working out how to carefully reap its benefits. Leanne Mezrani repor...
18 Jul 2013
Brave new world
The financial services sector is in the midst of a reinvention driven by market consolidation and legislative reform. Leanne Mezrani finds out what th...
15 Jul 2013
Sydney lawyer gets new lease of life
An Australian law firm leader whose life was threatened by an aggressive form of leukaemia recently met the young American man who saved his life. Ste...
4 Jun 2013
The B word
The topic of bullying in law firms is often met with a wall of silence; managing partners avoid speaking publicly about it and victims are tight-lippe...
22 May 2013
Weathering the storm
The winds of change blowing through the Australian legal market are not deterring independent Sydney firms from taking on global rivals in the nation...
7 May 2013
Standing out
Lawyers have long sought corporate board positions as a way to boost their profile and line their pockets. However, many have become increasingly wary...
25 Apr 2013
Fighting conviction
Ron Heinrich AM has spent his life using his voice and position to fight for the rights of those who don’t have any. Stephanie Quine speaks to the T...
23 Apr 2013
Who's courting the Commonwealth?
Since the release of the Commonwealth’s legal services multi-use list, firms have been vying for the attention of government agencies. But how succe...
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May 11 2017
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National firm recruits ‘major asset’
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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
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