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In the face of adversity: Law firms and their digital future by Sophie Schroder | 1/07/2014 10:58:44 AM

It’s no secret that the legal sector in Australia is facing increasing economic pressure and the argument for the need to improve efficiency and go digital is only getting louderread more

Legal fees in drastic decline: How will firms recover? by Sophie Schroder | 27/06/2014 12:24:11 PM

Comprehensive research conducted over the past seven years has revealed that Australian legal fees are falling year on year at a significant rate: One expert says if firms fail to act now, the consequences will be “dire”read more

Baker & McKenzie boosts global team; Squire Patton Boggs picks up ILASA award by AAL | 27/06/2014 9:21:06 AM

New global partners at Baker & McKenzie... Squire Patton Boggs awarded for excellence... Australia sees a decline in the number of partners... fake law firms now referred to the police... and small business not ready for anti-spam laws...read more

The law: A disabled profession by Mackenzie McCarty | 25/06/2014 12:45:04 PM

Nearly a fifth of all Australians live with some kind of disability – and the proportion of prison inmates is significantly higher. So where are all of our disabled lawyers?read more

Opinion: Link KPIs to gender targets to achieve real impact by AAL | 24/06/2014 7:11:55 AM

A couple of weeks ago Australasian Lawyer published a story about a growing trend towards firms setting targets to achieve gender diversity. Today we hear from a managing director who agrees targets are important, but says we can be doing moreread more

Profiting from the long arm of the law firm by Sophie Schroder | 23/06/2014 12:32:35 PM

A law firm with a unique structure that allows its lawyers to work when they like, charge how they like and earn 70% of the fees they generate is settling swimmingly into the Australian marketread more

Top-tier set to launch new roles and merit-based pay by Sophie Schroder | 23/06/2014 11:10:17 AM

One of Australia’s biggest law firms is about to introduce the creation of two entirely new roles, as well as a career framework that moves towards merit-based salary and progressionread more

'​No firm offers what we do': Big 4 accounting firms by Peter Godfrey | 18/06/2014 1:23:20 PM

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young explain the service offering they forecast to steer clients away from traditional firms to their legal services, following similar comments by Deloitte and KPMGread more

Chief Justice appointment draws resignation and anger by Sophie Schroder | 18/06/2014 12:30:01 PM

The appointment of Queensland’s next Chief Justice has stirred up controversy, with senior legal representatives publicly questioning the suitability of the recipient, and one even going so far as to resignread more