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5 Jun 2017
More accountability for banking executives
The Turnbull government plans to overhaul the Australian financial services system announcing that it will bring forward a comprehensive package of re...
Good
2 Jun 2017
The upside of using a case management system in Australia
It goes without saying that every market has its nuances. The legal industry in Australia compared to its international counterparts is no different, ...
Jenny Brockis
31 May 2017
A boy scout's guide to being a change leader
In a world that is increasing complex and complicated, the daily struggle with the volume and velocity of change can be wearying. But rather than lett...
30 May 2017
Cardinal sins
In my 17 years representing survivors of child sexual abuse, I have seen hundreds of cases of institutional child abuse victims come forward with thei...
29 May 2017
How to use social media in a legal practice
Lawyers, barristers and conveyancers are very good technically when it comes to the application of law, however this accounts for only 40 to 50 per c...
25 May 2017
Can’t remember what you forgot? Instant ways to boost your memory
Memory problems are commonly thought of as a problem relating to older age, writes Jenny Brockis. ...
24 May 2017
Law, order and reforming our response to family violence
Why weren’t you there? Why didn’t you pick up on the hints? Why didn’t she feel close enough to tell you? writes Kimberly Allen. ...
23 May 2017
Sorry, Slater and Gordon is not an argument against listed law firms
Slater and Gordon (SGH) is the world’s first listed law firm. However, its share price has fallen over 95 per cent from its peak amidst concerns ove...
19 May 2017
Marketing, business development and new technologies
Measuring the effectiveness of functional areas within law firms is growing more popular as managing costs to align strategy and value with legal spen...
18 May 2017
Making clients ‘sticky’
The science behind building client loyalty to a firm is one worth exploring, writes Bob Murray. ...
17 May 2017
Spent convictions – when does the past stop catching up with you?
Introducing a legislated spent convictions scheme is a simple and straightforward reform that goes to the heart of Australia’s criminal justice syst...
16 May 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must currently follow to get access to stage 2 treatment for g...
16 May 2017
5 practical tips for managing stress and anxiety leading up to EOFY
There are numerous issues facing lawyers, and the end of financial year (EOFY) can prove especially trying, meaning lawyers have to do more to look af...
20 Apr 2017
David can now challenge Goliath
Taking on an opponent with ‘unlimited’ resources has historically been a daunting prospect, which has arguably deterred the pursuit of a number of...
30 Mar 2017
Rising to the challenge
In an evolving legal industry, boutique law firms are fronting competition by offering clients agility and dynamism, remaining on the front foot of in...
21 Mar 2017
Part 2: Spotlight on 7 landmark cases
In the second of our two-part series on seven high-profile cases reported in the media in 2016, we highlight another four cases, three of which focus ...
16 Mar 2017
Part 1: Spotlight on 7 landmark cases
It was another good year for high-profile cases reported in the media in 2016, writes Carl Olson. ...
14 Mar 2017
Are traditional law firms about to have their Kodak moment?
There’s been a lot of talk about disruption and innovation lately, and rightly so. The profitability of traditional law firms is being threatened. B...
9 Mar 2017
Work/life balance is not career-limiting for lawyers
In an increasingly mobile and fast-moving world, many industries have started to embrace the concept of workplace flexibility, seeing it as mutually b...
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. ...
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