Class actions and litigation funding: the new state of play in Australia

In June, Victoria became the first Australian jurisdiction to allow contingency fees in class actions. Experts are split as to what impacts the move will…

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Opinions on high

Media commentary surrounding the Australian High Court appears to have surged in 2020. Controversial decisions such as the Indigenous “aliens” case and overturned Pell conviction…

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Heads in the cloud: the future of law school learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed huge challenges for the university sector, with many law schools struggling to stay afloat as international student numbers drop off…

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How do you really change a workplace culture?

Toxic cultures are still far too common in law firms, but experts advise that prevention is better than cure when it comes to tackling poor…

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Bail out: criminal courts face uphill battle

The criminal justice system almost ground to a halt in recent months. It has caused delays so severe that human rights questions are being raised.

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Riding the wave of change

The legal profession has experienced a lot of ups and downs since the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s a mixture of camaraderie and concern as the…

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All out to sea

Many of the most severe restrictions imposed in the COVID-19 pandemic relate to overseas arrivals and border control. Currently, the most fatal cluster of cases…

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Spotlight on religious discrimination

Australian human rights law depends heavily on the protections provided in anti-discrimination legislation. But what happens if that law is turned on its head?

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Virtually employed: The birth of online work experience

More law firms are rolling out virtual internships as a way to attract top talent and reach students from diverse communities.

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A difficult marriage

As Sydney celebrates Mardi Gras, we speak to four LGBTQI lawyers about their experiences within the legal profession.

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