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Mayne: has Slaters gone OTT with $1.225b takeover splurge in UK?

Mayne: has Slaters gone OTT with $1.225b takeover splurge in UK?

Slater and Gordon wans to buy UK legal business Quindell's for $1.225 billion. Has it bitten off more than it can chew?

Law firms’ pyramid scheme model coming undone

Law firms’ pyramid scheme model coming undone

Why are law firms no longer raking in their rivers of gold? And is there anything to be done to save the industry?

New anti-discrimination laws: ‘more work for lawyers’

New anti-discrimination laws: ‘more work for lawyers’

Draft anti-discrimination legislation is a difficult pill to swallow for lawyers, who question the reasoning. But they’re welcoming the inevitable flow of new work, legal affairs reporter Kate Gibbs writes.

Peter Slipper case: why Mark McInnes is grinning

Peter Slipper case: why Mark McInnes is grinning

Former David Jones chief Mark McInnes might be feeling quietly vindicated after Justice Rares’ judgment in the Slipper trial. The same lawyer has been slammed by the judge for his tactics.

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Was Julia Gillard's behaviour as a lawyer acceptable or not? Our legal affairs reporter asks some lawyers whether she breached any rules in working with the union and her partner.

HP debacle could set new bar for incompetence

HP debacle could set new bar for incompetence

Hewlett Packard has written off some $US8.8 billion from its investment in UK software firm Autonomy. The list of suspects responsible is growing and alarming.

The law of going global: why the world wants to practise here

The law of going global: why the world wants to practise here

If you’re looking for a global lawyer, Australia’s now a pretty good place to find one -- the merger of Freehills with Herbert Smith is the latest international union.

‘Gossip as usual next week’: Firm Spy back but dodging questions

‘Gossip as usual next week’: Firm Spy back but dodging questions

Law firm gossip clearing house Firm Spy is back online today, one day after its account was shut down for unknown reasons.

The strange, profitable world of the junior lawyer

The strange, profitable world of the junior lawyer

The use of cheaper overseas labour could prove to be a boon for Australian legal partnerships, writes Adam Schwab.

BCC: To all staff … Hands off my Trim Milk, thief!

BCC: To all staff … Hands off my Trim Milk, thief!

Crikey presents yet another internal email about inappropriate use of milk, this time from a prominent law firm.