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16 Oct 2018
Lawyers, please brush up on your knowledge of testamentary capacity
Recent case law together with anecdotal evidence show that solicitors need to be very careful when preparing wills for clients when capacity is in dou...
Professional misconduct
12 Oct 2018
Melbourne lawyer guilty on 15 charges of professional misconduct involving dishonesty
A lawyer working in Richmond, Victoria has been found guilty on “15 substantive charges of professional misconduct, all involving acts of dishonesty...
Woman fixing her shoes
12 Oct 2018
Principal reprimanded, fined for conduct in family law proceeding
A family law principal from Footscray, Victoria has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct on charges br...
12 Oct 2018
Maddocks development team boosted with special counsel
Maddocks has appointed a new special counsel to its development team in the Melbourne office. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
11 Oct 2018
Humans come first, profits come second
Creating an environment where health and happiness is paramount leads to better productivity and success, according to one boutique firm principal. ...
10 Oct 2018
6 months for SA lawyer to prove he shouldn’t be struck off
A South Australian practitioner has had his appeal against disciplinary proceedings being commenced in the Supreme Court dismissed after the state’s...
10 Oct 2018
McCabe Curwood welcomes new employment group leader
Mid-tier firm McCabe Curwood has appointed a new practice group leader for its employment law team. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
9 Oct 2018
Colin Biggers & Paisley hires former Kemp Strang partner
National firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has welcomed a restructuring and insolvency partner from mid-tier firm Kemp Strang. Write comment (...
8 Oct 2018
Full service offerings more attractive than smaller, specialised firms
The recent acquisition of Kemp Strang by national firm Thomson Geer highlights the benefit of larger, more diversified institutional offerings, accord...
5 Oct 2018
Shine Lawyers acquires boutique class action firm
National personal injury firm Shine Lawyers has acquired a boutique class actions firm that it says makes it the “second largest player” by numbe...
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