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Gender Inequality in the Law Continues As Australian Survey Illustrates

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After years attempting to advance the number of female partners in Australian law firms, the current numbers show they have slumped for the country’s largest, 50 law firms. The Australian Financial Review Law Partnership survey shows that of the 352 partners in the top tier firms only 40.9 per cent in the promotion round are …

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Corrs Chambers Sees M&A Rebound in Australia

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Despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and a tightening economy, the Australian M&A market is predicted to rebound in the year ahead, according to Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s M&A 2023 Outlook report. As valuations and share markets settle, the M&A 2023 Outlook predicts deal activity will rebound in mid-2023. Australian M&A activity will be bolstered by tight competition and strong …

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What To Do To Resolve Payment Disputes in Construction Contracts

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The building and construction industry commonly sees disputes regarding payments for a wide variety of reasons including building delays, under payments, non payments, design and planning errors and others. Such disputes can be extremely disruptive for the contractors and builders as it can affect cash flow, which could impact their ability to buy materials, support …

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Fast Growing Aussie Law Firm Expands to New Zealand

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Fast-growing Australian law firm Hamilton Locke is expanding its operations to New Zealand, with the aim of bringing to New Zealand the benefits of “the fastest growing law firm in Australia”. The corporate law firm has set up a firm in Auckland, incorporating the boutique Auckland law firm Anderson Creagh as its cornerstone legal base. …

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Getting Married? Here 7 Legal Tips to Consider Before Signing a Prenup

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What are the key things anyone getting married in Australia needs to know before signing a prenup agreement A prenuptial agreement is a private contract made by two people prior to them entering into a marriage. The prenup agreement outlines what is going to happen to the property and assets in the event of a …

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Pinsents Take Australian Legal Team From K&L Gates

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Pinsent Masons has recruited K&L Gates energy and infrastructure partner Kirstie Richards together with two senior associates to strengthen their planning and environment work. The team advise energy generators, renewable energy developers and construction companies on complex large scale environmental projects. Richards’ established and led its environment and planning practice nationally. Australia office head at …

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White & Case launches Debt Finance practice in Australia

07 November 2022 Global law firm White & Case LLP has established its Debt Finance practice in Australia with the addition of David Kirkland and Mark Wesseldine in Sydney. “The launch of our Debt Finance practice in Australia with the arrival of David and Mark is an important development as we continue to strengthen our …

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Australian Banks Settle Slater & Gordon Class Action

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Three of Australia’s big four banks have settled class action lawsuits following an action brought by Slater & Gordon over the sale of credit insurance products. The lawsuit was filed against Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AX), Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX), and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ.AX) on behalf of around one million customers of the banks The …

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Top Sydney Surgeon Sues For Defamation – ‘The Silence Has Been Deafening’

Professor Munjed Al Muderis – LawFuel.com – 31 October 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sydney, Australia – Professor Munjed Al Muderis, Australia’s world-leading expert in osseointegration surgery, today issued defamation proceedings against Channel Nine, Fairfax Publications and the Age Company in the Federal Court of Australia, over recent publications by 60 Minutes and in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. …

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$1 Billion Class Action Launched By Maddens Against Toyota

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In one of the largest class actions in Australian legal history, law firm Maddens have launched a claim against Toyota for alleged used of so-called \’defeat devices\’ to conceal the emissions output from a range of popular models produced by the auto giant. Up to half a million Australian car owners could be represented in …

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