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5-Star Cyber Law Firms 2021 Australasian Lawyer

(8 days ago) Australasian Lawyer’s first-ever 5-Star Cyber Law Firms and Lawyers list highlights the 40 lawyers and 27 law firms that have risen to the occasion as cyber law takes off. These legal talents stayed on the pulse of the market’s needs, and were well placed to tackle the novel challenges the new normal has created. 5-Star Cyber Law Firms 2021

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The law: A disabled profession NZ Lawyer

(1 days ago) Chen Palmer senior associate, Claire English, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, has maintained a successful career in employment law since 2002. While she believes her condition has offered her some unexpected positives, she admits she’s had to work extremely hard …

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Search and surveillance law ‘has not kept pace with

(9 days ago) The law was put in place to “facilitate the monitoring of compliance with the law and the investigation and prosecution of offences in a manner that is consistent with human rights values.” The act considers human rights and law enforcement values in regulating search and surveillance in New Zealand.

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Former NY firm partner gets five years in jail for

(Just Now) The 52-year-old stole from two high-powered law firms. A disgraced former partner at two of America’s largest law firms has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing US$7.8m of firm and client money. Keila Ravelo, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion, was sentenced by US District Court Judge

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NSW Supreme Court to rule on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

(Just Now) Keypoint Law adds practice group head from national firm to Sydney office. SPB Sydney partner leads multijurisdictional team on €1.36bn PPP project. Mishcon seniors defect to Greenberg Traurig. Most Read Articles. Australia’s fastest-growing law firms revealed. 13 Oct 2021.

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Young people want a better understanding of the law

(3 days ago) The poll also revealed that just 18% of young people thought democracy was improving while 34% are concerned that they appear to have less freedom. As many as 84% said that it was very important for ordinary people to understand how the law works, and 88% felt that it was also essential for politicians to understand the workings of the law.

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Kiwi lawyer suspended for 9 months; major law firm to

(3 days ago) Fake law-firm scandal grows A scandal which began when UK payday lender Wonga was found to have been sending letters to customers appearing to be from a law firm has revealed a more widespread practice. While some were keen to throw mud at a company that makes short-term loans at very high interest rates, the names that are also less than

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Juno Legal opens full contract clause bank to local

(4 days ago) Juno Legal has opened its full contract clause bank to local businesses via an open-source platform.. The bank includes a variety of common legal clauses businesses can apply when drafting or reviewing contracts, such as dispute resolution and payment terms.

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Why one of Australia’s oldest law firms is now accepting

(4 days ago) 01 Feb 2018. Share. With a history that can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century, Piper Alderman is one of the country’s oldest law firms. Yet it is showing a willingness to adapt current technology that seems more typical of NewLaw firms. Earlier this month, Piper Alderman started accepting Bitcoin payments from clients, becoming

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Rising Stars 2021 NZ Lawyer

(5 days ago) In November, NZ Lawyer invited law firms and in-house legal teams to nominate outstanding young professionals in the New Zealand legal industry for the second annual Rising Stars list. Nominees had to be age 35 or under (as of 31 January) and must have shown leadership qualities and recorded significant achievements early in their careers.

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Excellence awardees announced for New Zealand Law Awards

(3 days ago) The New Zealand Law Awards has announced its excellence awardees for 2021. The awards celebrate the leading achievers and achievements across the legal profession in New Zealand, which are highlighted in 27 prestigious categories covering law firms, in-house teams and major deals.

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Top ranking Aussie law schools revealed Australasian Lawyer

(1 days ago) In the newly released QS World University Rankings for law, a whopping six Australian law schools made it into the global top 50 for 2015. Ranked first in Australia was the University of Melbourne’s Law School, which came in eighth overall. The University of Sydney pulled in at number 13, followed closely by the University of New South Wales and Australian National University in 15th and

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New standard added in latest selection of eight new Queen

(8 days ago) Bar, Law Society celebrate new QCs The leaders of the New Zealand Bar Association (NZBA) and the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) congratulated the new QCs. Kate Davenport QC, NZBA president, said that the appointments recognise new silks’ skill, leadership, excellence at the bar, and commitment to access to justice.

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How are our lawyers

(7 days ago) Mental health issues are common in the high-stakes, competitive industry that is the legal profession. The Law Council of South Australia found that a career in law is consistently among the two occupations that have the highest prevalence of mental health issues, with the heavy workloads and competitiveness of the industry being the two main factors exacerbating such issues amongst legal

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5-Star Insurance Law Firms and Lawyers 2021 NZ Lawyer

(4 days ago) Insurance law practices are expected to sustain a strong growth going forward. In this report, NZ Lawyer and Insurance Business NZ celebrate 12 firms and 12 lawyers whose incredible work in this space over the past year has set a high bar for the sector. 5-Star Excellence Awards Insurance Law Firms

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Partner profits over $500k NZ Lawyer

(7 days ago) Times are profitable for New Zealand law firm partners, with many reporting operating profit margins – the profits available before interest and tax – higher than 30 per cent. The revelation comes from results of the inaugural 2015 Financial Performance Benchmarking Survey of New Zealand Law Firms,

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Kiwi legal professor sacked from UK university NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) 09 Jun 2014. Share. A prominent Kiwi priest and legal academic has been dismissed from his post as a professor at the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University in Wales, following allegations of financial “irregularities”. Professor Noel Cox, a former professor at AUT’s law school in Auckland, formally stepped down in

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Florida Supreme Court slams Miami company for unauthorised

(6 days ago) The Florida Supreme Court has slammed Miami company TIKD for the unauthorised practice of law. The company, which was founded by nonlawyer Christopher Riley, had developed an app and put up a website to link drivers slapped with traffic tickets to lawyers.

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Ex-Meredith Connell litigation partner joins Auckland

(4 days ago) Ex-Meredith Connell litigation partner Nick Williams has joined Auckland-based Britomart Chambers as a barrister sole, according to the New Zealand Law Society.Williams focuses on regulatory and commercial litigation; specifically, financial markets, white collar crime, and professional negligence.

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DLA Piper NZ COO takes the helm at Law Society NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa has announced the election of DLA Piper NZ COO Joanna Simon as its new CEO. “Joanna brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles, including her recent position as chief operating officer at DLA Piper New Zealand, the …

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The subtleties of trusts and AML/CFT compliance NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) The subtleties of trusts and AML/CFT compliance. There is a lot of misinformation about this topic, which has created confusion, says Dr AML. Dr AML answers questions monthly in a new column for NZ Lawyer. This month, the specialist discusses the subtleties of trusts and AML/CFT compliance. Q: Increasingly, we find that other reporting entities

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KPMG Law continues Australian expansion with hires

(8 days ago) El Hassan moved to KPMG Law from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a partner and leader of the firm’s financial services risk advisory team in Australia.He is also a former partner at Clayton Utz and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.. El Hassan’s arrival grew the firm’s partnership in the country to 20. He is known for his expertise in on business transformation, risk and remediation, fintech

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Property law expert makes partner at Rhodes & Co NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) A commercial law and property law expert, O’Gorman has been with the Christchurch firm since the start of her legal career in 2009. She is a member of the firm’s commercial group. She advises on a wide range of transactions that involve the sale, purchase, lease, and finance of residential, commercial, and industrial property.

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Five minutes with Vicki Ammundsen NZ Lawyer

(5 days ago) Trust law specialist Vicki Ammundsen chats to NZLawyer about her new firm, making legal education compulsory in schools and growing grapes in the Far North. What made you decide to become a lawyer? Finding solutions is what gets me out of bed in the morning, so a legal career was the clearest path for me to be able to do that every day.

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About Us Australasian Lawyer

(Just Now) Australasian Lawyer "Australasian Lawyer is Australia’s leading independent legal online publication. Chosen by senior legal professionals for its unrivalled legal editorial expertise, it is widely read by managing partners, partners, lawyers, in-house counsel and …

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[Hot List Interview] with Andrew Butler, Russell McVeagh

(5 days ago) The NZ Lawyer print magazine’s Hot List features some of the country’s top legal professionals – and we’ll be talking to each one of them over the coming weeks. Below, we catch up with Russell McVeagh partner and litigation and public law specialist, Andrew Butler, to find out what he’s focusing on right now. Butler says there are a number of trends developing in his particular

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National firm wins new partner from rival Australasian

(3 days ago) Ranking has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law. He regularly works with domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, competition law, and regulatory compliance matters. He is recognised by Best Lawyers Australia as a top lawyer in corporate, M&A, corporate governance, and

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All-female chambers boosts ranks with new barristers NZ

(5 days ago) All-female chambers Kate Sheppard Chambers has added eight new barristers to its ranks, the New Zealand Law Society reported.. Last week, the firm welcomed international family law practitioner Jennifer Wademan, Whangārei-based public law specialist Lizzy Wiessing and Whanganui-based criminal defence expert Megan Jaquiery, who has 25 years of experience in jury trials.

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Despite political unrest, foreign firms and lawyers remain

(2 days ago) 04 Dec 2019. Share. Foreign firms and lawyers are staying in Hong Kong despite political unrest in the jurisdiction, according to the president of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Melissa Pang told The Law Society Gazette that the number of foreign firms in the region actually increased by two in the past six months, to 89 as of October.

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Allens gains four specialists from global firm

(Just Now) EY Law partner relishes the challenge of thinking on his feet. The appointments have been made as banks and other financial institutions now face greater scrutiny from regulators, tougher regulation and increased penalties for contraventions of the law, Allens said. Since the Hayne Royal Commission, the increased accountability has resulted in

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Dentons adds Corrs lawyer to employment practice NZ Lawyer

(Just Now) Dentons has hired Ruth Nocka as a partner in its employment practice in Sydney. The experienced lawyer was previously special counsel at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the city and is a workplace relations lawyer who advises on all areas of employment law including termination of employment, managing injured employees, advising on contracts and statutory interpretation.

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Wynn Williams welcomes eight, promotes two NZ Lawyer

(3 days ago) Wynn Williams has confirmed to NZ Lawyer eight new starters and two promotions in the past few months.. The appointments were made across the firm’s Christchurch and Auckland offices and span the firm’s corporate and commercial, resource management and environmental law, …

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Top Australian universities for law fall in global ranking

(Just Now) Four of the five Australian universities that offer the best law programs have fallen in a global ranking. This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Law list included 18 Australian universities.They are:

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Renowned LBGT rights advocate joins Canberra firm

(1 days ago) 03 Jul 2017. Share. Catherine McGregor AM has joined Canberra law firm Griffin Legal as a senior consultant. McGregor, who’s finishing her law degree, is known for her advocacy on gender diversity and LGBTIQ rights. She has considerable experience in the legal sector, having previously worked for McClellands and Sparke Helmore.

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Lawyer behaviour to be checked against Lawyers and

(Just Now) Law practices must develop and implement policies to “protect staff and clients and to have a process for investigating allegations of unacceptable conduct,” the Law Society said. Practices will also be required to designate a lawyer to report any investigations of unacceptable conduct to the Law Society every year.

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NZ’s fastest-growing firms recognised NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) The fastest-growing firms in New Zealand for 2021 have been recognised in NZ Lawyer’s first-ever Fast Firms list.. The list highlights the firms that were able to record strong revenues and grow their teams during a period that was challenging for the legal profession – a period that included significant operational changes and saw clients struggle.

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Ministry of Justice posts lowest average salary in public

(7 days ago) The Crown Law Office posted an average salary of $99,600, up 1.1% from last year. The pay was the 12th-highest in the report. The Serious Fraud Office had the sixth-highest average salary, which was reported to be $113,200, up 1.5% on the year.

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About Us NZ Lawyer

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Careers NZ Lawyer

(9 days ago) The Legal Counsel is an integral position within the newly formed Legal and Compliance cluster, to help manage our compliance and legal obligations in support…

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UK government position on Brexit legislation met with

(5 days ago) The Law Society of England and Wales opposed the proposed legislation, and said that the rule of law was non-negotiable. Most Read. Qantas legal head returns to JWS. University of Sydney legal services director graduates to GC role. Landmark $500m build-to-rent project rises with Hall & Wilcox’s help.

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UK firm expands in Australia with merger Australasian Lawyer

(2 days ago) A UK firm’s latest Australian merger has gone live, marking its fifth international expansion in 2017. DWF has added two new offices in the country as the Australian offices of Kaden Boriss, a global legal and business strategies firm, have joined the UK-headquartered global law firm. The merger went live on 1 October, DWF Australia has confirmed to Australasian Lawyer.

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Legal Events & Conferences NZ Lawyer

(8 days ago) New Zealand Law Awards. 18 November 2021 · Auckland. The New Zealand Law Awards have defined excellence in the legal profession year after year, recognising the outstanding achievements of the leading companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months

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LOD appoints new senior manager to Auckland office NZ Lawyer

(2 days ago) 17 Jun 2020. Share. LOD has appointed Anna Ashmore as senior manager for legal, risk and compliance services in its Auckland office. Ashmore joins the firm with a wealth of experience in financial services and commercial law, advising on legal, risk and compliance obligations. She has worked with a major New Zealand law firm and with a UK bank.

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Exclusive: Who pays better – small NZ firms or top tier

(4 days ago) Small New Zealand law firms are aggressively competing with big firms when it comes to salary, a new study reveals. According to the inaugural ALPMA/McLeod Duminy New Zealand Legal Industry Salary and HR Issues Survey, small firms offer the highest salary for six of the 15 legal roles tracked in the survey, including graduates, special counsel, equity partners and managing partners.

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Australian firm launches legal operations graduate program

(Just Now) Two law firms with a client list including some major names in entertainment have announced a merger. Los Angeles-based Eisner LLP is combining with New York boutique firm Tavel & Shulman whose founders Andy Tavel and Dan Shulman will join Eisner as partners.

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Legal profession steps up to help bushfire victims

(8 days ago) The law society acknowledged “the hard work being put in by our own ACT Rural Fire Service, as well as the Rural Fire Services of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia, all of whom are battling incredible odds in this horrific fire season,” he said.

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