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2 Mar 2017
Stand out from the crowd
There is a distinct need for specialist business law skills in the modern corporate world, writes Professor William MacNeil. ...
Garth Brown
28 Feb 2017
Six features all legal websites should have
Most people will research your firm online before they pick up the phone, writes Garth Brown. ...
Jerome Doraisamy
16 Feb 2017
Why wellness culture must permeate from the top
It’s one thing to tell your staff wellness in law is important. It’s another thing altogether to show how and why, writes Jerome Doraisamy. ...
13 Feb 2017
Travel insurance: blessing, burden or both?
As an aviation solicitor, I have seen more holidays damaged by injury than one could imagine, from severed fingers to third-degree burns, writes Thom...
30 Jan 2017
Developing a fearless culture at work
It may appear an unlikely coupling, but neuroscience is quickly becoming recognised as an essential workplace partner to boost business growth and suc...
24 Jan 2017
Lawyer as pastor
A knowledge of the law will still be useful – though unfortunately Googlable – but knowledge of people, business and the way society really func...
11 Jan 2017
Making diversity a New Year's resolution
All of us want better diversity outcomes, whether in respect of gender, race, disability, age or otherwise, writes Bryony Binns. ...
5 Jan 2017
Dealing with depression
Depression is nearly always in the news. It is perhaps the most pervasive ailment that afflicts lawyers, who are the most depressed of all the profess...
28 Dec 2016
Life as a barrister, by a former law firm partner
A client recently asked me why I left King & Wood Mallesons to go to the bar. The tone was along the lines of ‘what were you thinking?’, write...
20 Dec 2016
The importance of emotional intelligence for lawyers
Growing up and then coming to study law, I had always worried that my tendency to empathise and identify with someone who is suffering and my desire t...
27 Oct 2016
What’s your story?
'Tell me about yourself' is something most people dread hearing, but with a little preparation you can nail your reply, writes Ruth Beran. ...
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Promo season at Allens
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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ANZAC Day
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...
Young lawyers
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
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...