About Lawyerly

Our mission

At Lawyerly Media we strive to help lawyers be better at their jobs by providing easy access to news and information on litigation, legislation, policy and the business of law.

We believe accurate, well-balanced, easy-to-read and up-to-the-minute legal news is crucial for lawyers to excel in their practice and better serve their clients. We aim to provide our readers with a product that is timely, trusted, comprehensive and relevant.

Who we are

Lawyerly founders Cat Fredenburgh and Christine Caulfield are passionate about legal news. When they saw there was a gap in the market for daily, substantive coverage of Australian corporate law, they seized the opportunity to fulfill their passion and meet a business need.

As former editor-in-chief and co-managing editor at US legal news startup Law360, Cat and Christine were instrumental in growing that newsroom from ten full-time reporters to one with over 100 reporters in more than 10 locations.

They bring a combined 25 years experience working in legal news, and together they have occupied every role in a newsroom – assistant, general assignment reporter, beat reporter, court reporter, copy editor, assignment editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief – giving them first-hand knowledge of how newsrooms work.

What we do

Lawyerly reports on high stakes commercial litigation, class actions and enforcement cases. Our coverage includes updates on proceedings, analysis of major rulings and developments and previews of upcoming trials and judgements.

We cover Australia’s major courts and tribunals including:

  • •Fair Work Commission
  • •Federal Court of Australia
  • •High Court of Australia
  • •IP Australia
  • •State Supreme Courts

We cover news in practice areas including:

  • •Competition and consumer protection
  • •Contracts
  • •Defamation
  • •Employment
  • •Environment
  • •Intellectual property
  • •Legal ethics
  • •Privacy and cybersecurity
  • •Product liability
  • •Securities
  • •White collar

We cover industries including:

  • •Agriculture
  • •Construction
  • •Consumer goods
  • •Energy and natural resources
  • •Entertainment
  • •Financial services
  • •Healthcare
  • •Hospitality
  • •Media
  • •Retail
  • •Technology
  • •Telecommunications
  • •Transportation and infrastructure

We cover regulators including:

  • •Australian Building and Construction Commission
  • •Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • •Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • •Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • •Australian Securities Exchange Limited
  • •Fair Work Ombudsman
  • •Foreign Investment Review Board
  • •IP Australia
  • •Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  • •Reserve Bank of Australia
  • •Takeovers Panel
  • •Therapeutic Goods Administration

We also report on important new federal and state legislation affecting businesses.

Who reads us

Lawyerly is the source for daily legal news for commercial solicitors, commercial barristers, corporate counsel, judges, regulators, and state and federal lawmakers.