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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%.…

Slater & Gordon Achieves Marketing Coup in Tie-Up with National Seniors Australia (NSA)

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Slater & Gordon will make available discounted legal services to members of NSA. Read the full Media Statement

NSW – In the Under 35 Age Group Female Solicitors Now Represent 62% of the Profession

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The Law Society of NSW recently released statistics showing that overall female solicitors at 1 July 2009 represented 45% of the profession. The percentage of…

Judges in Muddle over Litigation Funding for Class Actions

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Their solution: seek out a regulator somewhere, anywhere who can clamp down on such activity. How about calling it a Managed Investment Scheme? Link to article in The Age.

e.law Australia Pty Ltd to Buy CCH Workflow Solutions from Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific

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e.law has been in operation since 1999 and is a privately held company with approximately 50 full time staff plus casuals.