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Employee restraint of trade: A valuable tool in the social media age

A revolution over the last 10 years, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have revolutionised the way people socialise and conduct business in the global economy. No social media site has truly captured the professional market...

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Remaking Law Firms: Why & How

Today’s legal services industry is in a state of change. Clients are choosing providers who meet legal needs and charge for service in new, novel ways. Margins are shrinking. Alternative fee arrangements are on the rise...

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Promoting workplace culture: An in-house lawyer’s solution

Organisations are beginning to recognise the strong correlation between positive workplace cultures and business productivity, employee engagement and health of employees. With this backdrop, we are witnessing...

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Big law vs. new law

The Australian legal industry is in a state of flux as traditional full-service law firms jockey for position in a marketplace agitated by their upstart New Law competitors. These start-up firms have challenged the status quo by brashly offering clients a business model that is the antithesis of the more established order. They emerged after the 2007-08 global financial crisis…

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Doing Law Differently: Firms looking to the Future

There’s a scene in Richard Beasley’s Australian novel, ‘Hell Has Harbour Views’, where you find out that a hot shot Partner of fictional law firm, Rottmans, Maughan and Nash (otherwise known as Mean, Rotten and Nasty or the ‘greatest law firm in the universe’) achieves the particularly impressive feat of billing a client more than 24 hours in one day. Adept…

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Australian first: Firm introduces fixed-fee M&A

The uncertain nature of M&A matters has meant that it has been viewed as too complex for fixed pricing models. But following a successful trial, one Australian law firm has begun to offer fixed-fee M&A arrangements to its clients. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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