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'Firms choose their own destinies', claims new CEO by Peter Godfrey | 26/03/2014 11:27:48 AM

The newly appointed chief executive of an Australian big six law firm has rejected the view that top tier firms are just 'treading water' and unable to achieve growthread more

Lawyers stewing in 'excellent recipe' for depression by Mackenzie McCarty | 15/03/2014 8:32:41 AM

The often 'intense', 'competitive' and 'analytical' character of legal practitioners is combining with 'cerebral', 'survival-of-the-fittest' workplaces to increase their risk of depression, an expert claimsread more

Law firms failing to capitalise on greatest opportunity: Beaton by Ben Abbott | 13/03/2014 12:17:41 PM

Leading professional services consultant Dr George Beaton has told Australasian Lawyer that, on average, law firms are still failing to make progress on the one thing most likely to improve how their performance and value are perceived by clientsread more

Hive Legal expects ‘journey’ on value pricing by | 12/03/2014 4:49:54 PM

The founders of legal start-up Hive Legal say top tier corporate clients will take time to adjust to comparing law firms on value rather than an hourly rateread more

New Zealand trumps Australia on rule of law by | 12/03/2014 11:11:26 AM

New Zealand has come out ahead of Australia in a global ranking of legal jurisdictions measuring the rule of law - but did we both beat the poms?read more

Bold international firm to add Brisbane office by Ben Abbott | 5/03/2014 3:43:25 PM

Exclusive: An international firm has revealed it plans to add a new Brisbane office this year, on the back of rapid growth in revenue, partner numbers and offices in the Asia-Pacific regionread more

‘Unprecedented’ storm of class action litigation predicted by Ben Abbott | 4/03/2014 11:28:49 PM

Following a Federal Court ruling against ANZ Bank in a landmark class action, one top tier law firm is warning clients over an 'unprecedented' wave of further class action litigationread more

Traditional firms warned over business model by Ben Abbott | 4/03/2014 12:32:08 PM

Traditional law firms may need to adapt their business models further than anticipated over coming years to meet rapidly changing client appetites for new legal service modelsread more

CSG progress now depends on investors by | 27/02/2014 12:18:14 PM

Leading lawyers have responded to changes in NSW’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) controls, arguing the future of the market will depend on how investors view the changesread more

South Australian firms eye post-election business by Ben Abbott | 27/02/2014 12:14:36 PM

South Australian firms have been in the grip of a ‘subdued’ mood for 18 months, but managing partners in Adelaide are hopeful the state election on 15 March will bring a turnaround in fortunesread more