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LegalTech Deal Sees PwC Expand Its NewLaw Offer in Australia

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  Accounting Giant PwC has bought CXINLAW ( client experience in law) to expand the company’s range of services from in-house legal help to law firms. CXINLAW was founded in 2014 by founding director Carl White, who now joins PwC as a director. The company specialises in helping law firms, chambers and corporates with transforming …

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Wotton + Kearney Announces New Appointments in Australia and New Zealand

Wotton + Kearney (W+K), a specialised insurance law firm, has continued its appointment spree this year, welcoming four senior lawyers to its property, construction, and energy team. In June 2021, W+K announced 23 senior promotions in Australia and New Zealand, the largest group of senior lawyers ever promoted at one time in the firm’s history. …

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Australian Lawyers Provide Pro Bono Support to Afghans Seeking Refuge

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Australian lawyers are providing pro bono legal help to people from Afghanistan living in Australia following the Taliban takeover of the country. The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has just launched an Afghanistan Legal Clinic with the help of pro bono law firms and lawyer volunteers.  According to ProBono Australia the ASRC has been receiving …

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The Law for Spent Convictions in New South Wales, Australia

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Daniel Radcliffe* – Everyone deserves a second chance, including those who made some mistakes and got in trouble with the law. This idea is enshrined in Australian law under the name of the Spent Convictions Scheme. However, the scheme applies differently in the various Australian states and territories and you need to be aware of …

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Australian Law Firms See Demand Grow Amid the Pandemic – 2021

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Australia: State of the Legal Market Report by Thomson Reuters Institute “Law firms responded to market conditions with strategic approaches, and reimagining client experiences,” continued Rhodes. “Firms are taking the opportunity to serve clients better, which is helping to strengthen their relationships. The appetite for digital transformation has never been stronger, creating greater efficiency and …

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Australia Association of Women Judges Statement on Women Judges in Afghanistan

The Australian Association of Women Judges (AAWJ) joins with the manyinternational and national associations expressing their grave concerns about theunfolding situation in Afghanistan, particularly for women and girls.The AAWJ supports the efforts to evacuate Australian personnel and Afghan citizenswho worked alongside them. In addition, we urge the Australian Government toconsider the plight of women leaders, …

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Why So Few Female Barristers?

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Travis Schultz* Earlier this year, one of my team members relayed a conversation he’d had with a well-intentioned colleague who was grappling with issues around his client’s equal opportunity briefing policy. He wanted to expand the number of female barristers on their firm’s panel and was looking for names of female barristers that could be …

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National Australian Law Firm Kennedys Expands to Perth

Kennedys in Australia is pleased to announce the latest phase of its expansion with the launch of a Perth office to cater to the firm’s strong national growth throughout 2020. The opening of the new office, to be led by new partner Jonathan Wyatt with a starting team of nine, reflects Kennedys’ focus on expanding …

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NSW Law Society Guide Models Best Workplace Practice for Legal Profession

The Law Society of NSW has released a guide to help NSW law firms and legal practices identify and eliminate discrimination and harassment in recruitment and employment practices in the workplace. President of the NSW Law Society, Juliana Warner, said the Workplace Guide provides a series of checklists to guide legal practices through good decision-making …

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