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NSW – New Legal Aid Grants System

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likened to a game show where contestants who are fastest on the buzzer are likely to get first shot at being issued a matter. Contact Legal…

E-Conveyancing Roadshow

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The National Electronic Conveyancing Office has launched a nationwide roadshow themed "Workshop about Electronic Conveyancing" however cynics might label this a public relations drive following the…

Australia/Asia – A new top tier firm is born

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Deacons will merge with UK's Norton Rose and form Norton Rose Group from 1 January 2010. Post merger it is expected that there will be 700 fee earners…

National – E-Conveyancing mired in a political circus

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The NSW Government has kicked in $2m following cries for help from parties putting together our state of the art E-Conveyancing system. Link to News Source

National – COAG Agrees on Plan for National Regulation of Lawyers

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draft legislation to be prepared within 12 months. The last attempt at national uniform regulation was far less ambitious; the process dragged for 15 years and…

National – First Home Buyers Boost to be Reconstructed

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Despite the Prime Minister suggesting that the Boost will end on schedule, it now appears likely that the Boost will continue in a modified form. Details are expected to be released in…

NSW – Legal Services Commissioner Provides Profit Tips for Law Firms

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Steve Mark quoted in  ALB "The whole concept of the billable hour limits firms' profit," said Mark. "The problem is it's used as a charging…

National – Single National Regulator of the Legal Profession and Lawyer Billing Practices

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SCAG Meeting Communiqué: "...COAG be asked to consider the option of a national regulator for the legal profession". "Ministers also agreed to examine options to constrain overcharging…

National – Job Ads Fall

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For the 12 months ended March 2009 The ANZ Bank reports that job advertisements are down by 44.6% for the whole of the Australian economy Link…

National – Non-Bank Lending

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The market share of non-bank lenders collapses to 6.8% in figures reported to December 2008. At July 2007 the market share of non-bank lenders was…