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What barristers love and loathe about their instructing solicitors
Feature 2020-07-14 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

When it comes to briefing barristers, solicitors lie on a spectrum of awesome to irksome. In a series of interviews with Lawyerly, some of Australia’s […]

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Paternity leave grows in popularity as law firm policies, attitudes shift
Business of Law 2020-06-26 10:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Law firms are increasingly encouraging men to take paternity leave, with benefits to both the well being of staff, and the bottom line. Many law […]

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Lawyers want virtual hearings to stay in a post-COVID world
Coronavirus 2020-06-10 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restrictions to combat COVID-19 that forced Australia’s courts to go virtual have had unforseen benefits, and Australia’s top law firms say they don’t want online […]

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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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Barristers say virtual hearings should not become the new normal
Coronavirus 2020-07-01 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The courts are to be congratulated for swiftly adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing virtual hearings, but barristers told Lawyerly they were raring to […]

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Contingency fees won’t lead to US-style litigation, lawyers say
Feature 2020-06-19 8:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Legislation passed by Victoria state lawmakers lifting the ban on contingency fees in class actions will not lead to US-style litigation entrepreneurialism, but it may […]

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Top legal risks for employers when staff are working from home
Feature 2020-03-27 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

With new lockdown measures being rolled out on a daily basis to combat COVID-19, vast numbers of Australians have found themselves working from home, many […]

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The write way to success: Barristers’ top tips for winning written submissions
Business of Law 2020-05-26 2:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

With COVID-19 forcing courts to deal with more matters on the papers, written submissions are more important than ever and must be carefully crafted to […]

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Is that legal? Top COVID-19 questions clients are asking lawyers
Feature 2020-03-24 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

As states across Australia shut down non-essential services and close borders in the battle to control the spread of the coronavirus, companies are turning to […]

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How law firms can manage IT security while staff work from home
Business of Law 2020-04-17 8:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawyers are litigating from their lounge rooms and negotiating contracts on new technology platforms. While the profession has embraced […]

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