Australia

Business of Law

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

Trials & Litigation

‘Spansexual’ may register gender as nonspecific, Australia’s top court rules

Business of Law

Law firm chief executive lacked law degree

International Law

Thalidomide plaintiffs agree to $80M settlement in Australian case; discovery continues in US

Law Schools

Students fuming after law lecturer’s mistaken claim that exam cut by fire alarm would be rescheduled

Trials & Litigation

Juror’s ‘total lack of manners’ could result in contempt finding, judge says

Labor & Employment

Motel-sex injury doesn’t merit workers’ compensation, Australian high court rules

Law Firms

Seyfarth Shaw opens 2 offices in Australia

Law Firms

Australia’s publicly traded Slater & Gordon raising $64M to buy more UK personal injury firms

International Law

Report: Secret plans in place to ax or demote 20 to 50 of 189 partners at Ashurst Australia

Labor & Employment

Aussie Court Upholds Workers’ Comp for Woman Injured During Hotel Tryst on Business Trip

International Law

Squire Sanders to Open an Office in Sydney

Criminal Justice

Judge Accepts Australian Lawyer’s Argument That He Forgot Stealing Two Paintings

Law Firms

K&L Gates in Merger Talks with Australian Firm Middletons

White-Collar Crime

Ex-CFO at Major Law Firm Gets 10.5 Years in $2.6M Theft Case

Law Firms

Herbert Smith and Freehills OK Megamerger; 2,800-Attorney Firm Plans to Open New York Office in 2012

Criminal Justice

Coroner Blames Dingo for Baby’s Disappearance 32 Years Ago

Trials & Litigation

Judge: Lawyer Not ‘Unjustifiably Abused, Belittled, Humiliated, Threatened, Undermined or Bullied’

Law Firms

UK Megafirm Linklaters Forms Alliance with Australia’s Allens Arthur Robinson

Labor & Employment

Judge Awards Workers Comp to Aussie Woman Injured on Business Trip During Hotel Room Hookup