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24 Nov 2017
LexisNexis executive recognised for human rights work
A LexisNexis executive has been announced as a finalist in a global awards program for women in business. ...
21 Nov 2017
Firm’s fundraiser helps bolster Indigenous education
A firm’s fundraiser has helped raise more than $20,000 for a foundation dedicated to supporting education of Aboriginal children living in remote c...
Ride for Jase
17 Nov 2017
Lawyer plans charity ride down WA coast
A Baker McKenzie lawyer will participate in one leg of a bike ride around the country to support the Black Dog Institute. ...
10 Nov 2017
From lawyer to CEO by 25
A young lawyer turned charity organisation CEO has revealed the reason for her career change. ...
8 Nov 2017
Lawyers open hearts and wallets for cancer fundraiser
Staff at Holding Redlich have participated in Frocktober, donating thousands of dollars for research into ovarian cancer. ...
2 Nov 2017
The Chaser stunt that went ‘horribly right’
Julian Morrow, a former lawyer and a founding member of The Chaser, has delved into the group’s APEC stunt at a new CPD event. ...
27 Oct 2017
HSF lawyer to make a splash in Hong Kong
A lawyer from Herbert Smith Freehills has announced he will attempt a 45-kilometre ocean swim for charity. ...
26 Oct 2017
Eminent practitioners gather for CIArb dinner
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia has held its annual dinner, with members of the judiciary and media in attendance. ...
23 Oct 2017
Queensland law school reaches ruby milestone
Celebrating 40 years since establishing a law course in 1977, the Queensland University of Technology has marked its anniversary by raising more than ...
20 Oct 2017
Sick leave to look after your pet?
In a landmark court case, an Italian woman has been granted sick leave to look after her ill dog. ...
19 Oct 2017
Legal podcasts you have to tune in to right now
The rise of the internet has hailed in a new dawn for storytelling. Here’s our top pick of podcasts legal eagles should be listening out for. ...
16 Oct 2017
Human rights ‘champions’ named RACS patrons
Michael Kirby and Gillian Triggs have been announced as the inaugural patrons of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service. ...
9 Oct 2017
London trade experts reflect on Aussie implications of Brexit
Several high-profile UK guests, including former politician Lord Peter Mandelson, have visited Australia to share their insights on international busi...
3 Oct 2017
Ashurst calls on Australia’s best business writers
The State Library of New South Wales has opened entries for the 2017 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. ...
29 Sep 2017
Law firm boss crosses hot coals for charity
The head of an Aussie firm has walked across hot coals as part of the Dare the Boss campaign. ...
28 Sep 2017
Festival gains ‘exclusive legal partner’
A national law firm has announced it has become part of a landmark sponsorship deal of next year’s Midsumma Festival. ...
27 Sep 2017
New partnership delivers ‘immersive cultural experience’
Clayton Utz has officially launched its new art partnership, featuring complementary works from two Australian painters. ...
26 Sep 2017
HSF contingent takes part in Brisbane pride march
Representatives of Herbert Smith Freehills have participated in the annual Brisbane Pride march. ...
25 Sep 2017
Tommy, the happy poster-dog for R U OK? Day
Tommy, the pet pooch of a partner at Holding Redlich, has turned heads in the workplace for a very good cause. ...
21 Sep 2017
Law’s most infamous gastropod returns
Melbourne law students have taken out a short film competition with a humorous documentary on the landmark Donoghue v Stevenson case. ...
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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’
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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
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Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...