• Need for international framework to protect animals, says Shine Lawyers June 8, 2022
    The legal profession – and the broader community – has remained silent about the abuse of animals. In response, Shine Lawyers has publicly stated the commitment of the firm to the rights of animals through committing to an international convention.
  • Submissions closing soon for 30 Under 30 Awards 2022 March 20, 2022
    This year’s annual celebration of Australia’s emerging lawyers is fast approaching, as is the deadline for submissions before finalists are announced.   
  • Surge in remand population results in unfair prison sentences February 5, 2020
    Victorian judges are handing down tough retrospective prison terms rather than more appropriate community correction orders because an increasing number of defendants are on remand, a Sentencing Advisory Council investigation suggests.
  • Book commemorates diamond milestone for WA law society December 18, 2017
    Ninety years of Western Australia’s legal profession has been recorded in a special publication celebrating the group’s contributions to the community, legal aid and its members.
  • QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’ July 13, 2017
    A Brisbane court’s decision to imprison high-profile criminal lawyer Timothy Meehan for a period of five-and-a-half years has been endorsed by the local law society, which described the man’s conduct as an abuse of the trust and faith that members of the public place in lawyers.
  • NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending May 10, 2017
    Over $200 million will be invested in recruiting extra personnel for correctional facilities plus new measures to improve community safety as part of a major overhaul of the NSW criminal justice system.
  • The legal budget breakdown 2017 May 9, 2017
    Where the chips fall in Australia's federal budget can tip the scales of justice, with big implications for lawyers, law students and the wider community alike.
  • Vic Bar commends funds to back victims of crime May 9, 2017
    The Victorian government’s commitment to extra support services for victims in court has been applauded by the state bar association.
  • WTO rolls big tobacco May 7, 2017
    A leaked draft ruling has revealed that the World Trade Organisation is likely to uphold Australia’s plain packaging laws. Former attorney-general Nicola Roxon said the landmark decision is a win for the Australian public.
  • Slaters’ half-year profits soar to $23m February 12, 2014
    Slater & Gordon has increased its half-yearly profits by 21 per cent as it accelerates its expansion into the UK.