COVID-19 and Australian courts and legal bodies updates: 03 April

Here are the latest updates from Australia's courts and legal bodies as the coronavirus pandemic continues

PwC Legal confirms role in major cross-border deal

Legal team worked alongside tax advisers to advise the target

Jones Day appoints experienced new hand to its Brisbane team

New of counsel will be part of the firm’s financial markets practice

Ashurst appoints Asia-Pacific investment funds head

A highly regarded Singapore investment funds lawyer will be leading the division from the firm’s Singapore office

Top insurance lawyer joins Gilchrist Connell in Sydney

Firm takes new principal from same firm it recruited its chairman from last year

Lawyers call for review of refugees’ protection claims due to Federal Court data breach

Hundreds of people’s personal details were disclosed on the Commonwealth Courts Database

Australasia's largest field marketing provider acquired with Gadens' help

Corporate advisory and banking and finance experts helps ensure the success of the deal

New York attorney-general investigates videoconferencing tool used by legal professionals

The New York attorney-general’s office deems the data privacy and security measures of an increasingly popular app to be inadequate

Ashurst picks Australia to launch Ashurst Consulting

Firm recruits from Deloitte for new unit that will consult on COVID-19 impacts

OPINION

LAN of the long white cloud? The expanding reach of New Zealand law to online businesses

Kensington Swan experts break down how NZ legislative changes affect online businesses

Putting people first

Why firms must invest in their people to improve productivity

“Where money is given in the course of litigation, there is a compelling need to look the gift-horse squarely in the mouth”

Play, Pause, Rewind, Repeat

The conversation about successful professional women ‘doing it all’ is stuck in a harmful time warp that needs to end

FEATURES

Set to ‘heavily expand,’ LOD Legal pushes to further differentiate itself from the pack

Following a major Australasian acquisition, the legal services disruptor has bigger goals in sight for 2020

New challengers arise

When it comes to servicing SME clients, traditional law firms face disruption.

Why ‘tiny law’ excites this legal start-up leader

Dominic Woolrych shares what’s got him pumped as his start-up closes a multimillion-dollar funding round

LAN of the long white cloud? The expanding reach of New Zealand law to online businesses

Kensington Swan experts break down how NZ legislative changes affect online businesses