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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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Directors look to shut down COVID-related shareholder class actions
Class Actions 2020-04-06 10:34 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is calling on the Federal Government to bar lawsuits over coronavirus-related disclosures, including class actions, but some lawyers warned […]

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Real estate agents in ASIC’s crosshairs over super advice to tenants
Financial Services 2020-04-03 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Real estate agents advising tenants who may be unable to pay their rent to draw down their superannuation have raised the ire of the Australian […]

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Criminal investigation launched over COVID-19 cases linked to Ruby Princess
Class Actions 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Police have launched a criminal investigation of the circumstances surrounding last month’s docking in Sydney of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, which is now linked […]

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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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Yoga and cocktails: How law firms are helping staff cope during the COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law 2020-04-02 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

With a large number of lawyers now working from home amid the coronavirus crisis, law firms are getting creative, turning to virtual yoga, cocktail deliveries […]

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MinterEllison partners take half pay, staff asked to buy leave
Business of Law 2020-04-02 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Equity partners at MinterEllison have agreed to cut their draws by 50 per cent and permanent staff have been asked to purchase six weeks’ leave […]

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Layoffs will be last resort as law firms weather COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law 2020-04-01 7:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Redundancies will be a last resort for law firms dealing with a diminishing work pipeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they try to avoid the […]

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Barristers to robe up at home for trial by videochat in ACCC case against Kogan
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-01 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for the ACCC and online retailer Kogan have been asked to robe up at home as the previously in-person trial shifts to videochat in […]

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