Family law matters take majority of Legal Aid funding in Australia, report finds

Family law matters account for 96 per cent of all Commonwealth funded matters for Legal Aid Commissions in Australia, a ground-breaking new report looking at…

‘Just the beginning’: Specialist Accreditation Program kicks off for 2023

The Law Society of NSW’s prestigious and widely respected Specialist Accreditation program is kicking off for another year, with practitioners eager to sharpen their skills…

‘Urgent reform of rental laws needed’, Law Society urges ahead of State Election

The Law Society of NSW is calling for reform of rental laws to address the homelessness crisis across the state, pushing for a commitment from…

What lawyers need to know about the Latitude cyber-attack

Australian financial services firm Latitude has confirmed approximately 333,000 customers and applicants have had their personal information stolen in the latest cyber-attack.

NSW peak legal bodies push for Indigenous justice funding boost

The peak bodies for NSW solicitors and barristers are calling on the next NSW Government to inject funding into Indigenous justice initiatives, including to save…

‘World’s first robot lawyer’ hit with lawsuit for practising without a license

An AI-powered “robot lawyer” marketed as having the potential to change the future of law around the world, helping millions of people with legal disputes,…

Class action launched after historic Silicon Valley Bank collapse

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US sent shockwaves through the technology industry, worried depositors and concerned global onlookers, in the second-largest bank…

Court resourcing focus of legal advocacy ahead of State Election

More than 90 per cent of solicitors in NSW want to retain the flexibility offered by technology used during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a…

Push for a national Human Rights Act makes new ground

Australia’s legal community has renewed its push for a Federal Human Rights Act, following the release of a proposed model by the Australian Human Rights…

‘A way to go’ for gender parity in law and NSW courts

The legal profession must ensure there are more options for women to return to work after starting a family to curb drop out numbers and…