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10 Apr 2018
ACT CTP reform: The pilot jury and its unpopular verdict
Although the long road to reforming the ACT’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme is complete, the journey is not yet over, writes Arthur Marusevich...
4 Apr 2018
In boom and bust we must retain trust
In 2017, Australia’s insolvency industry underwent two tranches of law reform. Passed in September, the amended legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment...
3 Apr 2018
Some lessons for employers with ball tampering
What if you applied the unfair dismissal regime to Australia’s controversial ball tampering scandal? James Mattson and Ryan Murphy ask whether the...
21 Mar 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meals or snacking can adversely impact upon both your ...
20 Mar 2018
Graduate glut confusion misses the point – it’s about jobs
We all know law graduates struggling to find a job, however to think about other ramifications, writes Nicholas van Hattem. ...
19 Mar 2018
Inclusive language matters in the workplace
Inclusive workplace diversity has to include changes to daily practices, writes Julie Kneebone. ...
15 Mar 2018
How a small firm reimagined itself by making a film
Our firm has traditionally had an image problem. The problem being, we haven’t had much of an image outside of the people who have worked with us, w...
15 Mar 2018
Radical (?) flexible work ideas
On #iwd2018 a lot of the female lawyers’ online networking groups got to throwing around practical ideas about how their employer could help working...
14 Mar 2018
Beware the powers of the Royal Commission to refer matters at anytime for action
There are a number of issues to be considered for those planning to make voluntary submissions to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking,...
9 Mar 2018
There isn’t a single office job that can’t be done flexibly
I recently heard of a company that rejected a mother’s request to return to work part-time because apparently the job just had to be done on a full-...
8 Mar 2018
Shining outside of your comfort zone
I look to the brave women of the past with immense gratitude and admiration, writes Jamie Shine. ...
7 Mar 2018
Out-of-the-box financial analysis key to capturing losses in infrastructure disputes
The increasing sophistication and prevalence of infrastructure and construction disputes in Australia in coming years will put the quality of financia...
5 Mar 2018
Shining a spotlight on Australian digital currency tax laws
It comes without much surprise that taxation offices around the world are having to keep up with the growing trend of cryptocurrency and the tax impli...
2 Mar 2018
The temperature's rising on corporate crime in Australia
Businesses risk liability for corporate crime due to legislative developments proposed for 2018, writes Jacqui Wootton. ...
27 Feb 2018
The ethics of ... well, everything
Recently I have been asked to talk about the science and behavioural issues around ethics, writes Dr Bob Murray. ...
26 Feb 2018
Homo avocatus
When the clearing of throats ceased, Dr Daniel Kurtenfeld got up to speak. The delegates had been awaiting this moment. Kurtenfeld had been the lead a...
23 Feb 2018
Meditation at the desk
“Mediation? At the desk? Aren’t I supposed to calmly arrange myself in a serene space, eyes closed, cross-legged on the floor while chanting ‘om...
22 Feb 2018
Heartless lawyers? Not anymore
The next generation of lawyers must borrow a medical skill to survive the Uber-fication of the legal profession, writes Nick James. ...
15 Feb 2018
Qld patients victims of unfair medical negligence legal process
A recent report on complications suffered by patients in our hospitals has focused attention on the grim reality that the legal system in Queensland i...
12 Feb 2018
The strength of small law firms
Recently, Globality released the results of survey Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel. It revealed that 62 per cent believe small law firms are ...
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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
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Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
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Aug 14 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
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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...