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Ashurst to cut partner, staff salaries by 20 per cent
Business of Law 2020-04-16 9:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ashurst will cut partner and staff salaries by 20 per cent to brace for an anticipated slowdown in the markets where it operates due to […]

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Tips from top barristers on litigating in a virtual courtroom
Feature 2020-04-14 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Australian courtrooms into the virtual world, with many barristers and solicitors litigating via phone or video for the first […]

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Litigation funders say they are ‘largely immune’ to COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law 2020-04-08 11:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

While law firms and barristers are bracing for work slowdowns due to the coronavirus, some litigation funders told Lawyerly it’s business as usual for them. […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills cuts partner profits, postpones staff salary reviews
Business of Law 2020-04-07 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills is reducing partner profit distributions as part of cost-cutting measures in the face of uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, and staff […]

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Partners will come last as COVID-19 shrinks law firm profits
Business of Law 2020-04-07 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

While law firms turn to cost-cutting measures to manage shrinking revenues and uncertain cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic, including reducing staff pay and hours, […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright to cut staff hours, pay by up to 20% in work ‘flex’ arrangement
Business of Law 2020-04-07 11:38 am By Christine Caulfield

Bracing for a slowdown in work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and calling on its staff to “face this situation together”, Norton Rose […]

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Coronavirus drags the legal profession into the 21st century
Business of Law 2020-04-06 8:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The coronavirus has forged changes in the legal profession that will outlast the pandemic itself, leading to greater flexibility and efficiencies in an industry steeped […]

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Hicksons says female partner denied promotion due to poor performance
Employment 2020-04-06 3:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hicksons Lawyers has denied accusations of sexual discrimination by a female ex-partner who was denied a promotion to equity partner, saying she was passed over […]

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Innovation in the time of COVID-19: How the legal industry is helping clients in a global pandemic
Business of Law 2020-04-03 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

As law firms and funders scramble to keep up with COVID-19’s impact on the legal landscape, some have gone above and beyond in creating new […]

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Top-tier firms say slashing salaries not on the cards yet
Business of Law 2020-04-02 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

With the legal industry looking for ways to “share the pain” among staff amid a potential slowdown in work due to the coronavirus, several top-tier […]

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