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AG appoints Victorian barrister as new top prosecutor
Business of Law 2023-11-14 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has named the next Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions — a Victorian silk with a broad criminal and public law practice. Raelene […]

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As cybersecurity risks rise, Clayton Utz bolsters data governance team
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-14 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Warning that board directors need to “up the ante” in their company’s cyber preparedness, Clayton Utz has appointed a Big Four partner to lead the […]

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Ex-Arnold Bloch Leibler lawyer’s complaint against solicitor, barrister can’t be revived
Business of Law 2023-11-13 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former senior associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler has lost her bid for review of a decision tossing her claims against the solicitor and barrister […]

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Judge wrings hands over ‘informal and presumptuous’ email to chambers
Courts 2023-11-10 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Though the origins of this growing breeziness with the court are unknown, the increasing informality of correspondence with her chambers has so irked a judge […]

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Tribunal clarifies law on appointment of managers to legal practices
Business of Law 2023-11-10 1:01 pm By Sam Matthews

A tribunal in Western Australia has clarified the law surrounding the appointment of managers to legal practices, finding that more than one manager can be […]

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High Court won’t hear law firm partner’s fight with ATO over exit payments
Business of Law 2023-11-09 11:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to weigh in on a dispute between a retired law firm partner and the ATO over tax on $182,000 in […]

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Top judge of South Australia corrects JK Rowling on pronoun protocol
Courts 2023-11-06 5:06 pm By Sam Matthews

The Chief Justice of South Australia has corrected JK Rowling’s “completely unfounded” fears about a new practice note relating to the use of preferred gender […]

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Liberal powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan sues law firm over $400,000 defamation bill
Business of Law 2023-10-31 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Marcus Bastiaan has sued solicitors who acted in his settled defamation case against Nine over branch stacking allegations, claiming the legal bill was “grossly disproportionate” […]

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Dentons nabs patents ace from Spruson & Ferguson
Intellectual Property 2023-10-30 11:13 am By Cindy Cameronne

Dentons has snagged a former principal at intellectual property firm Spruson & Ferguson to join its patents team in Sydney.  Tam Huynh joined Dentons earlier […]

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Judge’s immunity appeal may go straight to High Court
Courts 2023-10-25 1:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge’s appeal of a decision that found he unlawfully imprisoned a man for contempt and was liable for over $300,000 in damages may go […]

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