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Build an enjoyable place to work and the rest will come

10 July 2018 - Firm News

Looking at the NAB / FirmChecker / Beaton Research + Consulting blog on ‘Best lawyers: what makes them great?’, CIE Legal Managing Partner Peter George concludes it’s all about the culture. Happy lawyers make great lawyers.

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Small firms: take your size and own it

30 May 2018 - Firm News, Other News

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN LAWYERS WEEKLY ON 3 MAY 2018 At the end of March, George Beaton posted an article in ‘Remaking Law Firms’ entitled ‘Mid-market law firm brouhaha’ in which he challenges the automatic attribution of law firm woes outside the ‘BigLaw’ firmament. He references my previous article on ‘The Strength of Small’… Read more »

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Heavy obligations under reformed trucking laws

24 May 2018 - General Commercial, Human Resources Law, Workplace Safety

Sophie Williams and Mark Waters outline the new obligations placed on businesses that transport by heavy vehicle, or receive goods from heavy vehicles. The obligations come into effect on 1 October 2018.

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CIE Drinks event: ‘The Road Less Travelled’

15 May 2018 - Firm News

Friends of CIE Legal gathered in our offices on Thursday 10 May for an informal evening of networking, drinks and canapés.  The theme of the evening was ‘The Road Less Travelled’, in keeping with our own approach of pioneering the strength of small law firms. We were fortunate to hear from Jodie Baker, Founder of… Read more »

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“Best” and “unlimited” advertising claims – Optus and Telstra battle it out

15 May 2018 - Defamation & Media, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Marketing & Advertising

Sasha Edwards-Taylor of CIE Legal summarises the latest proceedings between Optus and Telstra, this time around claims of “best” and “unlimited”.

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