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5 Jul 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 agreeing to your salary and doing little more than skim...
Bully, tough
29 Jun 2018
Tougher bullying laws needed to change attitudes
Whatever supressed psychological issues harbour deep within the psyche of bullies are, it’s an insidious act of unfair justice, writes Jessica Hick...
enjoyable workplace
28 Jun 2018
Build an enjoyable place to work and the rest will come
“Perception is reality” goes the saying, meaning that the way clients see their reality is their truth, writes Peter George. ...
27 Jun 2018
Family law reform — Beyond the proposed merger
While the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is still a long way away from completing the first comprehensive review of the family law system, th...
26 Jun 2018
GDPR has arrived, what does it mean for Australian law firms?
Data breaches and hacking incidents are becoming an increasing risk in the legal sector — last year saw several high-profile breaches involving majo...
25 Jun 2018
Genomic profiling a risk of exposing all
Australians have always held a stoic view around the protection of their privacy, writes Dr Elizabeth Sigston. ...
20 Jun 2018
New data breach laws a potential honey pot for lawyers
Corporate Australia is in a bind of enveloped misconception, and it may be the lawyers who win the day, writes Michael Connory. ...
13 Jun 2018
Top 10 tips for scooping up law awards
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? Lawyers Weekly judges reveal ten reasons finalists may not be converting tries into wins. By Claire E. Bibby,...
11 Jun 2018
NSW government's move to dump successful PCA laws more about filling treasury coffers
Bizarre is a word often used to describe a deviation from what is normal or expected, which makes the NSW state government’s move to adopt Victoria...
7 Jun 2018
The fundamentals of sustainable growth
Sustainable growth and cash-flow management are the dual focuses of most SMEs, with law firms being no exception, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
7 Jun 2018
Mindfulness — Not just a buzzword, but how do you practice it?
Mindfulness isn’t just a buzzword anymore, writes Matthew Kay. ...
6 Jun 2018
‘Time’s up’ for Australian lawyers to ignore sexual misconduct
As other legal jurisdictions put sexual harassment front and centre, the Australian profession better be ready for the debate and fallout to come. ...
6 Jun 2018
The gig economy: Will your company be left behind?
With the rising use of contingent labour, large enterprises should now be broadening their HR function to encompass all workers, Jonathan Hunter write...
4 Jun 2018
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and demonstrated that despite our growth as a nation ...
1 Jun 2018
Where are Australia's defamation laws heading?
With the observation of World Press Freedom day earlier this month, it is a timely occasion to survey the defamation law landscape in Australia, Pete...
31 May 2018
Reimagining the delivery of legal services in Australia — ‘The New Lawyers’
The legal profession and all who form part of its ecosystem will need to adapt and to continue to evolve, with the courage to challenge and disrupt th...
28 May 2018
The war against section 44 and how we can defeat it
Another High Court citizenship decision, another casualty — section 44 is a constitutional crisis that shows no sign of slowing down, writes Arthur...
23 May 2018
Getting to ‘no’ – A guide for lawyers
Lawyers are there to fight for, defend and represent their clients. They master every argument, scenario or turn of words which might get that client ...
14 May 2018
Every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, yet they survived the crash
Major claims lawyers witness firsthand the unimaginable pain families of road victims deal with, Laura Hadfield writes.  ...
10 May 2018
Call on regulator — Keep Tranche 2 simple
While Australia rates as a medium- to low-risk country in the 2017 Basel AML Index and is ranked number 131 out of 146 countries monitored for money ...
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5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
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