TECHNOLOGY INTELLIGENCE

Divorce-Rate Correlation with Economy

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Total divorces granted, Australia, 1989-2009 (Source: ABS) The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has just released data on the number of divorces in Australia. “In 2009, there…

Concern that the Legal Profession’s Input may have Ended in National Legal Profession Reform Process

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On 27 November, the Law Council of Australia held a Directors’ meeting to discuss the progress of the COAG National Legal Profession Reform project with particular emphasis…

CLE by The Hon Michael Kirby Delivered Through Your Smartphone

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CLE Provider LawCPD has found a winning formula enlisting respected experts to author fresh CLE courses which are delivered across a number of flexible online…

Gadens Lawyers Brisbane and Maunsell Pennington to Merge

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Gadens Lawyers Brisbane and Maunsell Pennington will merge. The merger process will take place over the coming months and will be completed on 1 February…

“Lawyers Have Been Vilified”

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Speaking at the official launch of Simon Tupman’s new book "Legal Eagles”, Peter Williams QC (NZ) said that “lawyers have been vilified for a long…

FindLaw Announces Web Visitor Statistics

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FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters, has announced that “each month more than 70,000 visitors go to FindLaw.com.au looking for help with a legal issue”. This…

M+K Expands Employment and Industrial Relations Practice with Merger

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Melbourne-based Douglas LPT has merged with Macpherson + Kelley Lawyers (M+K). A team of seven people including Principal Andrew Douglas and three other lawyers have…

The Continuing Epic Journey of Setting up a National E-Conveyancing System

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For more than five years there has been a government funded body involved in preparing for the establishment of a national electronic conveyancing system. This…

Hunt & Hunt Exits The Hunter

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Hunt & Hunt has closed its office in Newcastle, NSW. It opened the Newcastle office in 1983. At the time, it was the first 'outsider'…

Non-Profits Profiting from Legal Services – A Trend Gaining Momentum

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Internationally, Australia is recognised as a world leader in innovative business structures for law firms. Australia’s two publicly listed law firms have been gaining most of the…