Category: Law Firms in Australia
Are existing environmental laws effective?
We have grown quite used to receiving news about bushfires and wildfires affecting various parts of the world. Time and again, we have been required to deal with pressing concerns such as wildlife extinction, severe droughts and the melting of icecaps in the Arctic. Read More: […]
How Businesses Benefit from Subscription-Based Legal Services
Every business owner will be familiar with products or services priced on a subscription basis. For example, mobile phone plans, accounting software, and bookkeeping services are all invariably paid for on a subscription basis. Indeed, many businesses are leasing property on a subscription basis (WeWork and […]
How are the wrongful acts of businesses penalized?
The human error factor in daily life has been an undeniable cause of accidents in public. Risk factors that seem innocuous have potential to cause permanent effects in the victim’s life. Numerous examples can be given to demonstrate the importance of risk factors in daily life. […]
Workplace safety regulations and the legal duties of businesses
Sustaining the work whilst the conditions are not adequate can lead to foreseeable accidents. Both for the workers and the customers, these safety measures are of major importance. To keep those in the property safe, employers and businesses are obliged to follow specified duties. The duty […]
Scott Jago appointed Alliott Global Alliance’s Asia Pacific Regional Chair
Alliott Global Alliance (formerly ‘Alliott Group’), the international alliance of law and accounting firms, is delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Jago, Partner at Allan Hall Business Advisors in Sydney, Australia, as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific regional membership, effective 1st January 2021. Jago […]
How Australia’s Hall & Wilcox has adapted to the changing legal services landscape. An interview with Managing Partner Tony Macvean
Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm that’s been in business for more than 100 years. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, the firm’s Managing Partner, Tony Macvean. He outlines the unique ways the firm has adapted to the changing legal services […]
COVID-19 Legal Workflow to help legal teams manage pandemic-related issues
Australian law firm Gadens and legal-tech company Lawcadia are releasing the COVID-19 Legal Workflow. It is in response to the deluge of legal issues corporate and government teams are now facing. And they will continue to face, as a result of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. […]
Interview with HFW Shanghai Head on China’s Legal Market
International law firm HFW maintains one of the most significant Asia-Pacific presences for a foreign-headquartered firm – with a total of 7 offices in the region. And not long ago, the firm launched a transactional practice in Shanghai. In this Q&A interview with Asia Law Portal, […]
Latest Employment Law Trends in Australia
2018 was a busy time period for proposed reform to the employment law regime in Australia, as multiple bills are currently being discussed at both federal and state parliaments. This article will summarise the progress made in the reform process over the past year in Australia. […]
Seyfarth Shaw promotes first Australian partner
We are excited to announce that Erin Hawthorne has been promote to partner. Although we have grown through lateral partner appointments over the past few years, Erin is the first promotion to partner from within the team since the Australian offices of Seyfarth Shaw opened in […]
2018 ALPMA Summit – 1 month to go!
2018 ALPMA Summit Shaping the future firm – it starts with you The 2018 ALPMA Summit is the largest legal management conference and trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere occurring from 19-21 September 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The 2018 ALPMA Summit brings together […]
How has NewLaw developed in Asia over the last 10 years? An interview with Oliver Mould of LOD – Lawyers On Demand
As NewLaw firm LOD – Lawyers on Demand (LOD) approaches its’ 10th anniversary, Asia Law Portal interviewed Oliver Mould, the firm’s Head of Asia about the state of NewLaw in Asia and what he sees ahead for the next 10 years: LOD is approaching its 10th […]
Legal Procurement Conference APAC 2018 is set for Sydney on 24 July 2018
Hosted by the Buying Legal Council and Lawcadia, the event is a powerful platform for buyers and sellers of legal services to network and learn, share best practices, launch new initiatives, get motivated, and inspire the legal industry as a whole. The conference encourages dialogue, discussion and formal and […]
Trust, Confidence & Anti-Avoidance – Will Hong Kong Decisions Impact Australia?
Hong Kong and Australia have always enjoyed something of a shared history. Both were former British colonies. Both legal systems are based on the English common law. Australian judges are invited to sit as non-permanent members of the Hong Kong senior courts. And although not binding, […]
How the GC can move beyond relationships to a more strategic selection of outside counsel
As the legal industry evolves, in-house teams are under increasing pressure to demonstrate a commitment to innovation and transformation. However, as legal departments accept and even embrace the need for change, one element stubbornly resists transformation. Despite the growing availability of digital technology designed to assist […]
Contract lawyering – the global gig economy for lawyers
Transport for London’s recent decision to revoke Uber’s licence meant the gig economy was back in the headlines, and not for positive reasons. Indeed, some business’ abuse of employment rights under the guise of the gig economy has meant that for some, this term has become […]
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: What’s the view from Australia?
The numbers can be overwhelming. The expected investment from China and other participants in the One Belt One Road (OBOR) infrastructure initiative between 2015 and 2025 could hit US$ 5.3 trillion, and in 10 years will represent approximately 60% of global infrastructure investment. Too, Asia will likely represent […]