• The Rise and Rise of Chen Palmer - 20 Years On

    As it approaches its 20th anniversary, Chen Palmer continues its growth with an anniversary in February, together with the launch of Mai Chen's second edition "Public Law Toolbox" text. The firm, started by Geoffrey Palmer and Mai Chen but operated substantially by Mai Chen alone in recent years, now has a four-partner team including Nick Russell and two newer partners, James Dunne and ...

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  • The Death of a Rising Barrister

     The killing of Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson following the Lindt Cafe siege has left the Sydney legal world stunned.  Thirty eight year old Ms Dawson was a mother of three, married to a partner at King & Wood Mallesons and a rising commercial lawyer who was killed after the storming of the cafe at 2am Tuesday.  Also killed was cafe manager Tori Johnson.                                                            Ms Dawson ...

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  • Hostage Crisis Sees Lawyers Evacuated En Masse

    The Sydney hostage crisis has seen lawyers and courts evacuated in the King Street Courts in Sydney's CBD, along with staff in the New South Wales Crown Solicitors' office. The siege and hostage-holding by at least one and probably at least two gunmen has seen the CBD area around the cafe occupied by the gunmen evacuated, including dozens of lawyers. The Sydney Morning ...

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  • Law Job Pay Increases In London As Pay Freeze Thaws

    Those seeking law jobs in London are better off - financially anyway - with US law firms operating in The City rather than the Magic Circle firms' whose pay still lags behind the more aggressive US firms. The salary race for law firms in London is now over with the pay freeze being replaced by cold winter days in London.  But young lawyers can be warmed ...

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