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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...
Legal and communications advice
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. ...
Meeting
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 –...
15 Sep 2017
How to maximise outcomes by applying a management matrix to emails
We all succumb to the death of email at some point, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
14 Sep 2017
A lesson for lawyers in content marketing
If your law firm employs or engages marketing practitioners, chances are it’s doing content marketing, writes Jacqueline Burns. ...
12 Sep 2017
Integration, autonomy needed for professional development success
Effective mentoring, in a professional services environment, must do two things: provide scope for self-directed learning and development, and do so i...
6 Sep 2017
Advancing the rule of law in Myanmar: the experience on the ground
In April 2017, a team of legal professionals from Australia, Japan and Myanmar joined forces under the Juris Pilot, an initiative of LexisNexis, to wo...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still ...
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Mag...
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 ...
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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) ...