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2 Nov 2017
The road to well-considered policy: The introduction of self-driving vehicles to the mass market
The law continually struggles to keep up with the fast pace of our technological advancements, writes Olivia Mailian. ...
Find your ideal client
1 Nov 2017
How to find your ideal client
“Do you know who your ideal client is? How are you going to find your clients?” asks Jeremy Streten. ...
31 Oct 2017
Proposals to increase protections for whistleblowers
Whistleblower protection is in the news again, writes Geoff Baldwin. ...
30 Oct 2017
‘They seemed like one of us’: Why relying on referral is a risk in legal recruitment
What are the risks of referral and how to do your due diligence when hiring staff? Lewis Matthews writes.  ...
26 Oct 2017
The AI revolution disrupting the legal sector
Legal research used to involve countless hours in libraries or in data rooms with endless volumes of law reports, judgments, precedents and other lega...
25 Oct 2017
Why a crisis requires legal and communications advice
Crises happen to the best of us, so what if you knew the secret art of planning for one? Alistair Jaque and Craig Badings write. ...
24 Oct 2017
'Misuse of market power' provision causes uncertainty
Businesses must act now to get ready for the expanded and uncertain “misuse of market power” prohibition, writes Ian Wylie.  ...
17 Oct 2017
It’s time to take a deep breath and get real when it comes to cyber security
Cyber attacks are a day-to-day reality for all businesses and each week we witness another well-regarded brand being served up as the latest casualty ...
13 Oct 2017
Why lawyers should be kinder to themselves
World Mental Health Day, held on 10 October 2017, was a time to think about the part we play in creating a mentally healthy workforce, a pledge that...
12 Oct 2017
Where are you going to get your clients from?
Are you thinking about starting a new law firm? asks Jeremy Streten. ...
11 Oct 2017
A bill of rights
Andrew Inglis Clark, one of Australia’s greatest ever jurists, wanted our constitution to be a “living force” that could be altered and interpre...
10 Oct 2017
Time for new ideas and true change in family law system review
We’re heading into the first and only comprehensive review of Australia’s family law system in its modern day – that is, post 1976 – incarnati...
6 Oct 2017
Time is money: Why traditional recruitment doesn’t work in the legal profession
It’s never ideal to see an unsaved number pop up on your smartphone, writes Lewis Matthews. ...
5 Oct 2017
Making the most of your Women in Law Awards nomination
We’re both proud and honoured to recognise leading practitioners from around the nation at this month’s Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017, w...
4 Oct 2017
Certification needed to combat multiple class actions
Multiple or concurrent class actions are undesirable as they increase costs. Class actions were designed to allow for the sharing of costs and economi...
29 Sep 2017
Why modern slavery is a business issue for Australian law firms
With the Australian government recently announcing its support for a Modern Slavery Act, Australian businesses have to put modern slavery firmly on th...
27 Sep 2017
The four laws of client acquisition
Without clients, a law firm would cease to exist. And one of the biggest mistakes firms make is to focus only on its existing clients to the detriment...
20 Sep 2017
The Golden Pinocchio
There should be an annual Golden Pinocchio award. Probably every reader of this piece could name a candidate for the award of the year’s greatest l...
19 Sep 2017
Elder abuse and early inheritance syndrome: we need to open our eyes
Elder financial abuse – where a person takes advantage of an elder person’s financial position for their own benefit – has thankfully become a l...
18 Sep 2017
Qld insurers agenda-driven campaign blames lawyers for spike in CTP claims
The insurance industry in Queensland is running another of its scaremongering campaigns, aimed at reducing payouts to motor vehicle injury victims –...
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APPOINTMENTS
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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...
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Speech bubble, designer's mindset
Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
Lucy Dickens
Aug 14 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
You’ve made it through the first few months of new motherhood and the time has come for you to don...
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...