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Profession Reform Taskforce Releases Lawyers Costs Discussion Paper & More Detail on Lawyer Complaints Process

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Responses from the Law Societies, Institutes and Law Council are eagerly awaited. Find Taskforce documents here LPB Viewpoint: The documents are jam packed with inflammatory game changing proposals.…

Profession Under Attack from Reform Taskforce

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The Australian has obtained a pre-release discussion paper on costs issues from the Legal Profession Reform Taskforce, which if reported accurately, outlines the worst possible outcome…

Slater & Gordon Announces Two Major Acquisitions

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Kenyons Lawyers - a litigation firm  operating from two offices in Melbourne's northern suburbs, generating over $5m in fees and Adams Leyland Lawyers with around 30…

The Legal Sector Suffered the Biggest Decline in October Job Ads

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Olivier today revealed that during the month of October the legal sector suffered the biggest percentage fall in job ads compared to all other sectors in the economy. Job ads declined by 13.6%…

Litigation Funding for Class Actions – Business as Usual at Least Until 30 June 2010

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ASIC: " The relief will allow time for Government and ASIC to consider and consult on how funded class actions should be regulated under the Act…

SCAG Wants National Legal Profession Reform Taskforce to Look Into the Advertising of Legal Services

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It wants advertising of legal services, including personal injury advertising, to be part of the Taskforce's report to the COAG meeting in April 2010. SCAG Communiqué

The Big Four Banks Dominating Market

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Big Bank takeovers of smaller competitors has contributed to an increase in their market share for home mortgages from 56.8% to 73.8% over the last two years.…

Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) to Consider a National Ban on Personal Injury Advertising

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The Federal Attorney-General is pushing for a national ban as well as cracking down on loopholes that currently permit some advertising in the States where it is already…

Online Marketing Group Makes Major Play in Legal

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Industry with  Online Directory   www.lawyers.com.au : Part owned by Fairfax Digital, the site arbitrages its strength in searching, particularly with Google. It is targeted to consumers and small businesses who use the…

Growth in Home Values Flat in September 09

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Could this be the end of the current cycle of home price increases? Nationally for the 12 months to August 09, house values increased 6% and units 8.3%.…