Australia

146 ABA Journal articles on Australia.

Advocacy: Beating a Dead Horse

Do you have some purpose in mind in your persistent questioning? Are your questions a tactical gambit with a strategic goal you can articulate, at least to yourself, and hopefully it becomes apparent to others? Or are you just belaboring the obvious?

Norton Rose Fulbright confirms merger talks with Australian law firm Henry Davis York

Norton Rose Fulbright and Australian law firm Henry Davis York have issued a statement confirming they are in merger talks.

Partners will vote on the merger this summer, Legal…

Legal aid agencies are using webchat to answer queries
South Australia is big—and empty. With almost 1.7 million residents (the vast majority in its capital city of Adelaide) spread over 379,725 square miles, the state's size makes it hard for the 40 attorneys at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia to be everywhere. Some residents are 800 miles from one of the public legal aid organization's seven brick-and-mortar offices.

Struggling Slater & Gordon makes deal with lenders, boosting stock price, but won’t pay dividends

Financially struggling Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, has boosted its chances of survival by making a deal with lenders to extend some $640 million in…

As its stock hovers near a record low, Slater & Gordon GC resigns after two months

Moana Weir started work on Jan. 29 as in-house legal chief and company secretary for Slater & Gordon, the Australia-based personal injury Goliath that made history by becoming the world’s…

SCOTUS antitrust ruling against dentists raises questions about lawyers’ regulatory structures
The organized bar is feeling pain from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a regulatory board for the dental profession in North Carolina doesn't have state-action immunity in a Federal Trade Commission antitrust action challenging the board's efforts to block nondentists from providing teeth-whitening services to consumers.
Slater and Gordon could be on the brink after reporting huge losses in the second half of 2015

The first law firm to go public may be on the verge of collapse after reporting a loss of nearly $700 million during the second half of 2015.

On Monday,…

Will first law firm to go public face a shareholder suit? Stock prices seesaw with whiplash plan

Share prices of the world’s first publicly owned law firm lost 65 percent of their value last Thursday and Friday, but prices partially recovered this week.

The share price…

Former attorney will be new Australian prime minister after Tony Abbott is ousted

Malcolm Turnbull, a former prominent lawyer and banker, will be the new Prime Minister of Australia after he successfully ousted the controversial Tony Abbott from power.

The long-running struggle between…

Suspect is charged 30 years after fatal family-court-related attacks on judges, others

A former firefighter in his late 60s has been arrested and faces more than 30 charges, including murder, in a series of family-court-related attacks that terrorized the legal community in…

Appeals court rebukes judge for breastfeeding ban on mom who got a tattoo, overturns order

An Australian judge is under fire for ordering a mother to stop breastfeeding her 11-month-old child because she got a tattoo.

An appeals court on Friday unanimously overturned the order…

Police: Man on stolen bulldozer smashed occupied house to smithereens, violating a protective order

The limited value of a court protective order against a determined individual was dramatically illustrated this week after authorities alleged that Jamie Francis Sager drove a stolen bulldozer through a…

Slater & Gordon makes $947M offer to acquire major UK personal injury law firm

Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, is poised to acquire most of a major United Kingdom competitor.

Assuming that Quindell partners agree in an April 17…

Lawyer and cafe manager killed in Sydney hostage siege hailed as heroes; why wasn’t suspect in jail?

A lawyer was killed early Tuesday after being held hostage along with 16 other people in a cafe in Sydney for most of the day Monday by a self-described Muslim…

Slater & Gordon offers law firm stock-purchase plan for UK workers

Publicly held law firm Slater & Gordon has announced a plan to encourage its workers in its United Kingdom offices to purchase stock in their employer’s…

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