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23 Aug 2016
Senior associate completes 30km charity swim
While the Olympics have wrapped up, a McCullough Robertson senior associate has taken to the pool to raise vital funds for cancer research. ...
19 Aug 2016
Intern program golden chance to back Commonwealth Games
Three law students have been selected for a coveted internship with the official lawyers to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. ...
Cassandra Treadwell
17 Aug 2016
Firm raises $95K for charity
The Wotton + Kearney team smashed their fundraising efforts for not-for-profit organisation So They Can out of the park, raising almost double their g...
12 Aug 2016
Ashurst pays tribute to retired secretary
Ashurst has renamed one of its Brisbane meeting rooms in honour of a long-standing secretary who has just said farewell to the firm. ...
10 Aug 2016
Lawyers hit the slopes for a cause
Over 300 legal professionals have rugged up to take part in the annual Lawski event at Thredbo, which saw over $16,000 raised for charity organisation...
5 Aug 2016
Young guns to join forces at legal hackathon
King & Wood Mallesons has announced it has paired up with Melbourne Law School to host a corporate legal hackathon for some of Australia’s brig...
4 Aug 2016
Lucky kicks discovered in old court fireplace
A turn of the century ankle boot has been unearthed at the redevelopment site of a historic NSW Children’s Court. ...
2 Aug 2016
Pokémon Go craze ignites lawyers’ concern
Aussie lawyers are abuzz with concern for the potential legal fallout Pokémon Go may cause for avid app users and the public at large. ...
28 Jul 2016
Lawyers swap suits for footy boots
A Queensland-based firm has taken to the field to throw its support behind rugby league’s greatest players. ...
26 Jul 2016
Pyjama stripes replace pinstripes to help children in care
Macpherson Kelley lawyers have donned their very best sets of pyjamas in place of their usual corporate attire, to raise funds for a mentoring program...
25 Jul 2016
New partnership to support disadvantaged communities
Two organisations have paired up to assist over 200,000 disadvantaged Australians who are currently vulnerable in the legal system. ...
21 Jul 2016
Partner’s battle inspires firm’s support of cancer charity event
A boutique firm in Sydney has rallied behind one of its lawyers in his fight against cancer, by supporting a charity ball hosted by Tour de Cure. ...
20 Jul 2016
New clinic appeals for help servicing asylum seekers
Lawyers are calling on the legal fraternity in Queensland to get behind the state’s second legal clinic for asylum seekers and assist with applicati...
15 Jul 2016
Firms turn spotlight on indigenous culture
Firms have celebrated Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a special curation of social, academic and cultural events for N...
14 Jul 2016
Courthouse slams door on Pokemon Go phenomenon
The new Pokemon app may have taken the world by storm but the NSW Department of Justice has issued a hefty warning to aspiring Pikachu hunters. ...
7 Jul 2016
Professor’s historic appointment to Cambridge college
Australian legal academic Professor Jane Stapleton will be the first woman and foreign academic to head the 500-year-old Christ’s College Cambridge ...
6 Jul 2016
Taekwondo lawyer heading to Rio
A Sydney solicitor has qualified to represent Australia in the sport of taekwondo at the Rio Olympics. ...
30 Jun 2016
Lawyers raise big bucks for Cancer Council
The Cancer Council will benefit from Bartier Perry’s top fundraising efforts to secure more than $20,000 for the City Mile Dash. ...
27 Jun 2016
$30,000 for social justice PLT placements
More than $30,000 has been raised to fund 30 PLT placements with Community Legal Centres in 2017. ...
16 Jun 2016
Lawyers sweat it out for Aussie Paralympians
Clayton Utz lawyers were put through their paces in a treadmill challenge that raised more than $10,000 for the Australian Paralympic Committee this m...
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Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
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National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
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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...
Mar 21 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...