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A return to hostile relations in FY17 Tuesday, 1st August 2017 MinterEllison’s ‘Directions in Public Mergers & Acquisitions’ report identifies a number of key trends that will influence the M&A market in the coming financial year. Read more
Students and the International Market: Foundations for Success Monday, 24th July 2017 With the increase of globalisation, law students are increasingly facing competition from the global market, but are also exposed to greater international opportunities both abroad and with international firms with an Australian presence. For students aiming to be competitive for roles in the international legal market, there are a number of areas that can be focused on to enhance how employable you are. Read more
New President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Monday, 17th July 2017 As Professor Gillian Triggs’ five year term comes to a close, the Australian Human Rights Commission is preparing itself for a new President. Read more
The Rise of Crypto-Currencies and the ICO Monday, 26th June 2017 As the market capitalisation of crypto-currencies continues to rise, so too do the possibilities of what crypto-currencies can be used for. Read more
Women Judges on the High Court Bench Monday, 19th June 2017 In what the Law Council of Australia described as a ‘landmark moment for Australia’s legal system and the nation’, the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court in January of this year. Read more
From Corporate Lawyer to Entrepreneur Monday, 5th June 2017 With the right product, the skills of a corporate lawyer are highly transferable in running a successful and profitable business. Read more
Community Legal Centre Funding in the Federal Budget Thursday, 1st June 2017 In handing down the 2017-18 Budget Papers, the Federal Government has promised to increase funding to the community legal sector by $55.7 million over the next three years. Read more
Five Ways Emerging Technology Will Improve Your Practice - Managing your Litigation Workflow (Part 1) Wednesday, 17th May 2017 The pioneering litigation tools created by firms such as PacerPro, Allegory Law, and Case Text were on display at a recent forum in San Francisco and it was evident that they are set to have a significant impact on the management of litigation workflows. Read more
Technology and Project Management in the Legal Profession Friday, 28th April 2017 The role that technology and project management could play in providing corporate legal advice is a relevant one for law firms as clients demand lower cost and higher quality legal advice. Read more
Starting on the Right Foot Monday, 24th April 2017 With the technology sector awash with capital, new companies pitch enthusiastically for a piece of the pie and in the process make representations about the prospective growth of their business. Read more