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Australian Bar Association defeats challenge to trade mark registration
Intellectual Property August 2, 2018 11:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Bar Association can move forward with its plans to trade mark the terms “Austbar” and “Aust bar” after defeating a second challenge brought […]

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Tips for stepping your business development game up
Business of Law July 24, 2018 11:13 pm By

How would you describe your firm’s approach to business development? Ad hoc? Adequate? Well-planned? Business development is something that is often neglected within law firms […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills to oust partner over sexual harassment claims
Business of Law March 16, 2018 11:36 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has suspended an Australian partner and intends to remove him from the partnership within a week after multiple allegations of sexual harassment […]

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Judge dismisses ex-Norton Rose lawyer’s arguments for mediation move
Business of Law March 28, 2018 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Wednesday issued his reasons for refusing a bid by a former Norton Rose Fulbright lawyer to move scheduled mediation of the case […]

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DibbsBarker to close up shop following Dentons deal
Business of Law March 22, 2018 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

DibbsBarker is closing its doors after signing a deal that will see 17 partners and support staff move to Dentons, the world’s largest firm. The […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t move mediation out of Sydney
Employment March 1, 2018 7:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Norton Rose employment partner in litigation with the firm over his firing has lost his bid to move next week’s scheduled mediation out […]

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HWL Ebsworth says fired lawyer’s behaviour ‘not kosher’
Business of Law February 21, 2018 6:23 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A lawyer suing HWL Ebsworth for unfair dismissal publicly criticised the federal government — one of the firm’s top clients  — and “it’s not kosher […]

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Slater & Gordon faces Fair Work fight with union
Employment February 13, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Slater & Gordon will face the Fair Work Commission in a dispute with the Australian Services Union after a “very unsatisfactory meeting” over the law […]

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Dentons grows Aussie presence with new Melbourne digs
Dentons November 1, 2017 2:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Global law firm Dentons has expanded its presence in Australia with a fifth office Down Under, this one in Melbourne. Responding to client demand for […]

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White & Case celebrates Down Under as litigation cloud lifts
Business of Law October 20, 2017 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Five months after settling litigation with Herbert Smith Freehills over the poaching of eight partners — and just one month after the settlement’s anti-poaching restrictions […]

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