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Lawyer’s belief about paralegal underpayments ‘unreasonable’, judge finds
Employment 2024-02-28 5:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Sydney law firm and its principal have been fined $14,400 for disobeying a Fair Work Ombudsman compliance notice issued for the alleged underpayment of […]

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Just how far from pay equity is your law firm?
Business of Law 2024-02-27 5:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The numbers are in and most of Australia’s largest law firms have a long way to go in fixing the gender pay gap. Here, Lawyerly looks at the pay gap data provided by more than 50 law firms.

What led to judge’s resignation was ‘regrettable and extraordinary’, judicial body says
Legal Ethics 2024-02-27 11:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry served with the “highest standards of integrity”, and the circumstances that led to his resignation from the bench were “regrettable and extraordinary”, the president of Australia’s association of judges has said as reports emerge that the DPP has made a complaint about a second judge.

Here’s how the top 20 law firms rank by pay equity
Business of Law 2024-02-26 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allens has a gender pay gap of less than 10 per cent, but Big Six cohorts Clayton Utz, Herbert Smith Freehills and MinterEllison don’t fare as favourably in efforts to achieve salary equity, according to the latest numbers.

Plaintiff firms, IP boutiques among worst law firms for pay equity
Business of Law 2024-02-26 11:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s largest plaintiff law firms and IP boutiques are among the worst law practices when it comes to pay equity, with some of them having […]

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Affidavits by Ashurst lawyers adequate for Racing Victoria’s privilege claim, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-23 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled hearsay evidence given by Ashurst solicitors is sufficient for Racing Victoria to bring a claim for legal professional privilege over documents […]

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Justice Lasry’s resignation a ‘sad cautionary tale’ of dangers of judicial complaint process, experts say
Legal Ethics 2024-02-22 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The DPP’s complaint to Victoria’s judicial watchdog that prompted the shock resignation of Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry was an abuse of process, experts say, […]

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HWL Ebsworth faces OAIC investigation over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-21 11:58 am By Sam Matthews

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into the personal information handling practices of law firm HWL Ebsworth following a cyberattack that saw the […]

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Hamilton Locke nabs partners from Corrs, Clifford Chance
Business of Law 2024-02-21 9:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Hamilton Locke has recruited two senior lawyers from Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Clifford Chance to bolster its regulatory advice practice.  The firm announced last Friday […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth loses head of gender equality to Ashurst
Business of Law 2024-02-20 10:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Ashurst has lured a senior commercial litigation partner from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, who has praised her new firm’s commitment to gender equity. On Tuesday, Ashurst […]

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