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Class Actions: Can Small Law Firms Get A Piece of the Action?

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Lawyer Stewart Levitt, principal of Sydney firm Levitt Robinson, is poised to take a big chunk out of Slater & Gordon’s business representing victims in…

Legal Profession Reform: Chief Justices Show First Sign of Retreat Coinciding with Federal A-G Conciliatory Gestures

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In a speech on 28 May 2010, the Chief Justice of Queensland Paul de Jersey said “It is fanciful at the moment to think this…

Liberal Politicians Take Up The Cause of Critics of Legal Profession Reforms

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“The reforms clearly endanger the smaller states and the small law firms, especially in rural and urban areas,” Senator Barnett said.  Senator Barnett (Liberal from Tasmania)…

Leading Criminal and Family Law Firm Expands into ACT

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NSW headquartered Armstrong Legal has opened an office in the Canberra CBD. In addition to family law and traditional criminal law work, the firm has a team…

Langes+ Financial Services Law Firm Expands into Victoria

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Langes+ announcement: "We are excited to announce that Langes+ will be opening an office in Melbourne on 1 June 2010 with a new member of our…

Government Proposes to Extend Use of Family Dispute Resolution Services to Family Law Property Disputes

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Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland said:  "In family law, a great deal of work has already been done to ensure disputes are resolved at the most…

National Legal Profession Reform

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Consultation meeting highlights: - A true national regime - Prescriptive rules out, guidelines in - Ombudsman decides who does what and where - New costs…

ASK Funding Signs Up Two Major Law Firms

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Publicly listed ASK Funding has announced that Slater & Gordon and Trilby Misso have each taken up a disbursement funding facility with the company. Mr…

Federal Government’s New Find a Lawyer Website

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From the official media release:  Attorney General, Robert McClelland, today launched an innovative new website as part of a comprehensive package of measures to improve…

20% Increase in House Prices – Analysis Discredited

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its house price data last week causing newspaper headlines such as “House Prices Rocket 20%”. The ABS March…