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Is there a "bamboo ceiling" in Australian legal firms? Thursday, 16th April 2015 A recent report from the Asian Australian Lawyers Association asked whether lawyers of Asian descent faced barriers to employment in senior legal jobs. Read more
What is the current market like for legal recruitment? Tuesday, 14th April 2015 The market for lawyers is still tough for new graduates looking for their first legal job. However, experienced lawyers are moving into the corporate world. Read more
Data retention law passes parliament Friday, 10th April 2015 The amendment to the telecommunication laws dealing with data interception and retention passed parliament last month after debate over privacy issues. Read more
Dallas Buyers Club case represents new test for copyright law Thursday, 9th April 2015 The recent Dallas Buyers Club case represents a tentative win for the rights holders in an increasingly important area of intellectual and copyright law. Read more
More needed to be done to keep women engaged in the legal profession Tuesday, 7th April 2015 Women are entering the legal profession in droves, but many are leaving before the age of 40. How should the profession keep women more engaged at their job? Read more
The impact of technology on the legal sector Monday, 30th March 2015 Technology is continuing to shape the legal sector, thanks to a growing number of new services that are changing the industry at every level. Read more
Commercial IPOs requiring greater depth of legal expertise Friday, 27th March 2015 The demand for legal experts to work on commercial IPO listings is likely to remain high over coming months, according to recent research. Read more
Cybersecurity a growing legal issue Friday, 27th March 2015 The importance of cybersecurity for legal departments is continuing to grow, according to a recent study from the US into this expanding sector. Read more
Law firms considering mergers with other professional services Thursday, 26th March 2015 The legal sector is changing rapidly, with a majority of firms feeling the future of the industry lies in mergers with other professional services. Read more
Legal market "in a state of flux" Wednesday, 25th March 2015 Legal firms in Australia have reported an increase in pressure from clients and a competitive industry, with the market currently in a state of flux. Read more