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7 Dec 2017
The gig lawyer in the gig economy
The gig economy has much broader usability in the legal industry beyond being a business model for SMEs, Nicole Billett writes. ...
5 Dec 2017
Reflecting on 2017
As we all start to look back on the year that was, Claire Bibby offers a gentle reminder that there is still time to do something for others. ...
4 Dec 2017
Employers of apprentices are paying the price of poor policy
Businesses are paying the price of poor policy with unions seeking $70 million in back pay for apprentices and trainees in Queensland, Josh Vikis writ...
29 Nov 2017
The top 5 takeaways from this year's Lawyers Weekly Future Forum
Promoted by LEAP This year’s Lawyer’s Weekly Future Forum demonstrated that innovation spans the entire entity of an organisation—from technolo...
28 Nov 2017
Partner performance all boils down to 3 KPIs
Of Australia’s 50,000 private practice lawyers, around 8,000 are employed as below partner-level fee earners by firms that have two or more partners...
23 Nov 2017
Legal view on dealing with errant employees
Managing people is probably the least desirable aspect of being a business owner – and that’s when times are good. ...
23 Nov 2017
How to effectively deal with clients
When conducting client consultations, how can a lawyer create good and cordial relationships with new clients and solidify an existing relationship wh...
22 Nov 2017
Science, morality and the law
I am a scientist – a clinical psychologist and behavioural neurogeneticist by training – and also one who works closely with lawyers as their exec...
21 Nov 2017
Continuing professional development – time to get strategic
There are several reasons why this annual stampede occurs. The first is the tendency of many lawyers to put off their CPD requirements until it is imp...
20 Nov 2017
The importance of hiring the right person, the right way, for the right role
How would you feel knowing that the lawyer taking care of your personal injury compensation, bankruptcy proceedings or child custody battle wasn’t v...
17 Nov 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
16 Nov 2017
This Christmas I will not be having a legal meltdown
I’ve known my husband for five years and every single Christmas, in the time we’ve been together, I’ve ended up in hospital. ...
15 Nov 2017
Reworking the system
Forging paths to change creates an uncomfortable haze of uncertainty for the establishment under threat, making the move to privately operated Family ...
14 Nov 2017
Legal assistance in a virtual world
As a highly engaged legal personal assistant in one of the world’s largest law firms, becoming a mum was all it took for the cogs to start turning....
13 Nov 2017
The tyranny of a lawyer’s personal brand
With the growth and accessibility of social media platforms it’s easier than ever to grow a personal brand, and for many professions in today’s di...
9 Nov 2017
The latest on body image law
The phrase ‘body image’ is receiving a lot of attention, write Dr Marilyn Bromberg and Cindy Halliwell. ...
8 Nov 2017
Why having a legal practice app is essential
How to embrace change, stay relevant and satisfy client needs are challenges facing today’s law firms, writes Garth Brown. ...
7 Nov 2017
Families cannot be failed a second time
If there is ever a reason for a radical rethink in how we, as a society, manage dispute resolution, it’s the scenario currently playing out in the F...
6 Nov 2017
The injured personal injury lawyer
Having worked as a personal injury lawyer for over a decade, I’ve always recognised the importance of being able to empathise with an injured client...
2 Nov 2017
Marketing for the modern-day law firm
Many law firms struggle with their marketing strategy, as it can be difficult to design and create marketing campaigns while still maintaining a profe...
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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 ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
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Aug 14 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
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signing or renegotiating your employment contract
Jul 5 2018
5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agree...