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Australia to swear in first female chief justice

Australia to swear in first female chief justice

Susan Kiefel AC went from dropping out of school at 15 to becoming Australia’s highest chief justice

Stephen Donaghue appointed Solicitor-General

Following the resignation of Justin Gleeson, Dr Stephen Donaghue QC begins his five-year term from 16 January

Lawyers warned over cyber attacks

Litigation funders combine… Ashurst working on Murdoch’s empire expansion… DLA Piper launches online patent tool…

Justice Kiefel’s appointment a sign of changing times, say women lawyers

The first woman Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia is also the first woman to take silk and be appointed a Supreme Court judge in Queensland.

New Members of the Law Council Executive named

The Law Council of Australia’s incoming leadership vows to pursue access to justice, diversity with the profession and indigenous incarceration issues.