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17 Oct 2017
NewLaw firm gains international presence
An Australian NewLaw firm has announced a “ground-breaking” alliance with a US and UK firm. ...
16 Oct 2017
Legal luminaries shed light on sexism in the profession
A panel of eminent lawyers and politicians to have achieved 'women first' milestones in Australia have lamented the barriers that still hold talent...
Official ‘combination’ date for NRF and HDY revealed
16 Oct 2017
Official ‘combination’ date for NRF and HDY revealed
Norton Rose Fulbright and Henry Davis York have confirmed the official date for when they will combine into one law firm. ...
16 Oct 2017
Modern slavery regulation an opportunity for businesses, experts say
Legal experts, including Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow, discussed the business benefits of the proposed Modern Slavery Act at an event last ...
16 Oct 2017
IP firm joins ASX-listed holding company
An IP firm has announced it will be joining the IPH Limited group of companies, effective 1 November. ...
16 Oct 2017
Human rights ‘champions’ named RACS patrons
Michael Kirby and Gillian Triggs have been announced as the inaugural patrons of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service. ...
13 Oct 2017
When justice fails, according to Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dismissed the capacity of judicial systems to deal with complex, politicised cases, based on his own experience w...
13 Oct 2017
Law firms no longer chasing HD graduates
Graduates who aced university with high distinctions are not the be-all and end-all for law firms anymore, with employers preferring their young guns ...
13 Oct 2017
Treatment of kids under Aussie anti-terrorism laws an over-reach: ABA
The Australian Bar Association has urged the government to reconsider proposed reforms to Australian counter-terrorism laws that will permit the deten...
13 Oct 2017
Supreme Court maintains silence amid crime sentencing controversy in Victoria
The Supreme Court of Victoria has continued to hold its ground and impartiality, refusing to provide an official statement on a successful sentencing ...
12 Oct 2017
Vic firm announces ‘ambitious’ expansion
A Melbourne-based SME law firm has announced plans to expand its community services network.  ...
12 Oct 2017
John Howard defends ‘No’ stance to international audience
Former Australian prime minister John Howard has outlined his position against the legalisation of same-sex marriage at an event hosted by the Interna...
12 Oct 2017
Criminal lawyers rejoice over expunged ‘archaic’ convictions
Criminal lawyers have welcomed this week’s expungement of historical homosexual convictions in the Sunshine State. ...
12 Oct 2017
Aus urged to take charge in abolishing death penalty worldwide
The Law Society of South Australia has called for the country to take a lead in global efforts to abolish the death penalty. ...
12 Oct 2017
AG announces big names for federal judicial appointments
The federal government has revealed its pick for the positions of chief justice leading Australia’s Family Court and Federal Circuit Court respectiv...
11 Oct 2017
Law firms a ‘Dickensian novel’ in cyber-physical battle
While some law firm leaders are leading the charge in motivating and promoting great work across their business, there are still some that are unfit t...
11 Oct 2017
APAC’s leading M&A advisers revealed
Mergermarket has released its M&A league table for Q3 2017, revealing Asia-Pacific’s top legal advisers in terms of deal value and count. ...
11 Oct 2017
Award-winning lawyer raises DV awareness
The chief executive of Women’s Legal Service has used a recent award-win to speak out about the prevalence of domestic violence in Australia. ...
11 Oct 2017
High-profile MC named for Women in Law Awards
Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce that a well-renowned social commentator has been locked in as MC for this year’s Women in Law Awards. ...
10 Oct 2017
‘Operational efficiency’: Tips for in-house teams battling limited resources
Two in-house lawyers have shed light on how their legal teams are combating the challenges of working with limited resources, despite greater pressure...

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