The 2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market report found that there was a continued growth in the number of specialist and boutique law firms.
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Australia's largest firms appear to be capitalising on the emergence of start-ups. By rolling out specialist services that provide general advice at little to no-cost, firms such as Allens and Corrs Chambers Westgarth are seeking to provide through-life support for burgeoning entrepreneurs and develop partnerships with the next generation of Australian businesses.
The legal industry has often been accused of being a static profession in terms of doing things in new ways and making full use of new technologies
Following an equitable briefing policy set out by the Law Council of Australia, a policy has been adopted by the Australian Bar Association to move towards greater gender equity in briefs and inclusion at the Bar.
How technology in the form of the Blockchain is providing additional security, functionality and accountability in real time for contracts and transactions, and its effect on the intermediary.
The 'billable hour' has been the standard billing practice in law firms for a long time. However, this practice could not only be outdated in the modern market, but could be causing significant mental health and gender equality issues.
The Royal Commission has already attracted significant public attention and its findings are expected to be far reaching
Are law graduates leaving school with unrealistic expectations and what do universities need to do to ensure graduates have the right skills to succeed?
With the recent talk about creating a new state in Queensland, many are wondering whether the constitution allows for regions to achieve statehood.
As Australia continues to drive towards its goal of an innovative economy, what legislative changes can be seen on the horizon?