Diversity remains a hot-button issue in the legal profession. Women dominate numbers at the lower ranks of firms but they remain under-represented at partner level and at the bar. Surely enough time has passed now for that gap to be narrower than it is? Lara Bullock of Lawyers Weekly reports on a meeting involving some high-profile members of […]
Justice Susan Crennan announced her early retirement from the High Court of Australia on November 25th, 2014, effective February 3, 2015. On Thursday December 4th, the Victorian Court of Appeal’s Justice Geoffrey Nettle was appointed as her replacement. Praised for his intellect and fairness, he appears to be an excellent choice. As Fiona McLeod, SC, […]
On 27 February 2014, the Honourable Justice Ruth McColl (AO) gave an address to members of the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales. In front of an audience that included alumni of the ‘FW2’ club (those ‘first woman to’ occupy a senior position in the judiciary), McColl celebrated the achievements of Australian women appointed […]
Women in Law Award winners, Anne-Marie Allgrove from Baker & McKenzie and Sandy Mak from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, share their views.