The ‘poster boy’ plaintiff and contumacious, contumelious, criminal and civil contempt

A recent liability judgment by Justice Rothman of the NSW Supreme Couris a helpful example of the Court’s approach to proceedings for contempt. By TALITHA…

Social media lawyers learn pitfalls of social media

Social media has made its way into every facet of our lives, and the legal profession is no exception.

Emojis under the spotlight

Emojis are entering court cases more and more – but are Australian courts are properly equipped to interpret them?

Digital assets and law reform

The NSW Attorney-General calls upon the Law Reform Commission to assess whether a legal framework for accessing digital assets is needed.

Carving joy

After a successful career as an accountant and lawyer, Kerryn Carter found true joy with saws and jigs

One step at a time. Flesh and blood dramas from the family court

From surrogacy to DNA parentage testing and social media uses and abuses, family law is evolving far more slowly than the make-up of modern parenting…

Where are we going? New media, technology and the law

New media is affecting the practice of law in many ways, from social media pages being tendered as evidence to live posting from court. By…

Can employers protect social media contacts?

Australian courts need to establish when a social media contact should be recognised as an actual or prospective client, subject to protection as confidential information…

At your own peril: off-the-clock social media posting

Recent decisions relating to ‘off the clock’ use of social media serve as a warning to employees about possible repercussions in the workplace. By ALEXANDRA…

Leading the change

Social justice advocate Mariam Zamiri Veiszadeh uses social media to fight Islamophobia. She talks about how September 11 changed her life – and why she…