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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. ...
Queensland University of Technology, ruby milestone
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 ...
Sick leave to look after your pet?
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. ...
20 Sep 2017
Male Champions of Change initiative kicks off at Aus firm
An Australian law firm has launched an new initiative, dubbed Male Champions of Change, to actively promote and advocate for gender equality. ...
19 Sep 2017
Manson family killer suffered ‘miscarriage of justice’: former lawyer
A retired Australian barrister has published a book on the Manson Family murders of 1969 and called for the release of Leslie Van Houten. ...
13 Sep 2017
Young professionals to do the time warp for charity
Young lawyers have been invited to experience the “golden age of disco” at this year’s Young Professionals Charity Ball. ...
11 Sep 2017
London trip sparks ‘rich dialogue’ for young lawyers
A group of young lawyers from Sparke Helmore have returned from a week-long immersion program in the UK. ...
6 Sep 2017
Cricket tournament a win-win for lawyers and kids
A team of Aussie lawyers have taken out the Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, as well as provided much-needed support to a local school. ...
1 Sep 2017
Firm smashes fundraising target in Top End Challenge
Lawyers from Colin Biggers & Paisley have completed a six-day trek to raise money for Indigenous artists. ...
31 Aug 2017
Legal athletes kick goals for women’s Aussie Rules
The annual Winneke sporting festival held for law firms in Melbourne has featured a game of women’s Australian Rules football for the first time eve...
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Oct 19 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office,...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
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APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
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...
opinion
return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...