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9 Apr 2013
United in diversity
Firms are expanding their diversity policies beyond gender to include culture and sexual orientation, and are backing their decision with a solid busi...
29 Mar 2013
All that glitters is not gold
At around 9.30pm on Saturday 9 March, surrounded by hundreds of half-empty pizza boxes and a sea of blue and white balloons, victorious WA Premier Col...
22 Mar 2013
Legal Leaders: Kicking into Gear - Luke Geary
The managing partner of Salvos Legal talks to Stephanie Quine about founding the world’s first self-sustaining humanitarian law firm. ...
12 Mar 2013
View from the top: Lawyers Weekly Managing Partner Survey 2013
Lawyers Weekly presents the results and analysis of our inaugural Managing Partner Survey (MP Survey) of the legal profession in Australia. ...
26 Feb 2013
Legal Leaders: Leading from the front - Laura Hartley
The managing partner of Addisons Lawyers isn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She talks to Stephanie Quine about working hard, playing hard and breast...
26 Feb 2013
Down and out ... of the box
The economic outlook is grim and many Victorian firms are struggling, but the Garden State is proving that tough market conditions can’t keep an inn...
14 Feb 2013
Feeling the pressure
Law students are getting a taste of high-level stress earlier on in their degrees — and they’re not coping. Leanne Mezrani reports....
14 Feb 2013
Swine work if you can get it
The carbon price has been anything but taxing for environment lawyers, who have seen a flood of work since its introduction last year. Andrew Jennings...
12 Feb 2013
Things can only get better
Last year was a stinker for the M&A market, and lawyers are bracing themselves for a tough 2013. Justin Whealing reports. ...
30 Jan 2013
Legal Leaders: The people's president - Joe Catanzariti
Despite being a partner with a firm at the top end of town, the new Law Council of Australia president will draw on humble beginnings and personal exp...
29 Jan 2013
What goes up ... must come down
The resources boom meant it was all about E&R in Queensland until recently, where a slowdown in projects has forced firms to look at other areas of th...
8 Jan 2013
2012 - The year in review: Alone in a crowd
For the Australian legal profession, 2012 was a year where lots happened but nothing really changed. ...
11 Dec 2012
Seeds of hope
Kiwi lawyers are pinning their hopes on everything from sport to oil to kickstart New Zealand’s economy and bring corporate activity back to the cou...
5 Dec 2012
Cold cut
Radical changes to workers compensation laws in NSW will see injured workers thinking long and hard before pursuing a claim. Stephanie Quine investiga...
4 Dec 2012
Slice of the action
Record-breaking class action settlements are coming thick and fast in Australia at the moment, but behind the scenes tensions are mounting between the...
28 Nov 2012
Legal Leaders: Power Player - John Denton
From rubbing shoulders with world leaders to hob-nobbing with stars at film premieres, the CEO of Corrs Chambers Westgarth certainly keeps things inte...
27 Nov 2012
Top 25 Movers & Shakers of 2012
It has been a year to remember for the legal fraternity in Oz. With mergers and the arrival of global firms, the legal sector has witnessed a number o...
21 Nov 2012
Going global
Australia’s largest law firms are peddling very different strategies on how to expand a firm’s reach on foreign shores. Stephanie Quine reports....
20 Nov 2012
The shipping news
With the Australian shipping industry continuing to feel the squeeze, maritime lawyers are being kept busy grappling with disputes, legislative reform...
14 Nov 2012
The tweet smell of success
Applying for work in 140 characters may sound impossible, but it could land you a job. Stephanie Quine investigates how social media is mobilising the...
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Racial vilification in sport and s18C
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Apr 24 2018
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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Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...