Two women registrars join Family and Federal Courts

Two NSW solicitors were appointed to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia in August, as part of a recruiting drive to handle…

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COVID fuels surge in legal work for online businesses

Large sections of the economy have been forced shut by the pandemic, but research by a Sydney law firm shows a surprising uptick in the…

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NSW adopts landmark change to birth certificates

For the first time in NSW, adopted people will soon be able to include both their birth and adopted families on official birth certificates.

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ACT votes to raise the age

The Australian Capital Territory has made the nation’s first tentative steps towards raising the age of criminal responsibility for children from 10 to 14 years.

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World’s defamation capital no more? NSW passes reforms

Long-awaited amendments to the Defamation Act 2005  have passed in NSW.

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Security boost for the Downing Centre

With high-tech body scanners, airport level X-ray machines and a fast-track lane for lawyers, the upgrade to the security system of NSW’s busiest courthouse is…

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A beacon in the darkest moments: Law Society launches landmark wellbeing program

Solicitors struggling with their mental health will be able to access three free counselling sessions a year with a psychologist as part of a new…

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Sweeping reforms to Legal Aid processes

Legal Aid NSW has announced changes to the way it engages with the private legal profession in what CEO Brendan Thomas describes as a major…

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Contingency plan to assist sole principals

The Law Society’s Professional Standards Department has launched a new resource designed to help sole principals nominate a Personal Representative and Alternate Manager in the…

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