A new Scheme – a new opportunity to manage your risk

Professional Standards Schemes are legal instruments, approved by the Professional Standards Councils, that bind occupational associations to monitor, enforce and improve the professional standards of…

Hot competition in Mock Mediation final

Sydney Boys High School has been crowned champions of the Law Society of NSW’s 2018 Mock Mediation competition.

Gala honours female trailblazers

Hundreds of solicitors gathered at NSW Parliament on 26 November to mark the centenary of a change to the law to allow women in NSW…

Six minutes with Peter Payne

Peter “Payney” Payne is a straight-shooting lawyer from Cobar; he has no shortage of clients thanks to his faithful pub patrons.

Young grad has gift of the gab

Graduate lawyer Sandra Hu from Herbert Smith Freehills won the McCallum Medal on 15 November.

New plan to stem prison numbers

More services and early interventions as well as better collaboration between agencies are needed to stem the increase in prison numbers in NSW, a panel…

Doctor says poor mental health ‘worse than smoking’

The Federal Court hosted the inaugural Minds Court lecture on mental health in the legal profession on 12 November, with two inspiring speakers sharing their stories.

Breaking down the blockchain

Blockchain has been touted as a “riskless” form of transaction. Regulators, banks and tech companies have raised billions of dollars to explore its possible uses.

Equality progress ‘stalled’

A new survey of 68 NSW law firms has found just six have women chief executive officers.

Theodora Ahilas wins 2018 President’s Medal

Theodora Ahilas, head of Maurice Blackburn’s asbestos and dust diseases national practice, has been awarded the 2018 Law Society President’s Medal.