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Salaried Legal Aid Lawyers v Private Practitioners

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The Senate Committee Report On 8 December 2009, the Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee released its report ‚ÄúAccess to Justice‚ÄĚ which included 18…

Offensive Begins Against Reform Taskforce

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Law Societies / Institutes and Law¬†Council have been eerily silent since the release of the Costs and Ombudsman Papers a little over a week ago.…

ASIC has Released a Paper Outlining Proposed Guidance to Directors on Their Duty to Prevent Insolvent Trading

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"ASIC wishes to ensure that directors, particularly those in small-to-medium enterprises in financial difficulty, fully understand this duty". Download the Paper from the ASIC web site

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.…