Lander & Rogers and one of its senior partners named finalists in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice AwardsBy newseditor on Tuesday, February 02, 2016
We are delighted to announce that Lander & Rogers has been nominated as a finalist in this year's Financial Review Client Choice Awards for Best Law Firm (revenue $50m - $200m) and that Partner, Derek Humphery-Smith[sitetree_link,id=109], has been named as a finalist for Most Client Focused Lawyer.
Well done to our firm's band, CrashLanders, which raised $5,000 for charity at a concert fundraiser over the weekend!
Starting a new business is an exciting time, but it is important not to forget that there are also a lot of details to cover when you are getting things set up, as well as ongoing legal and governance considerations.
In August 2015, the New South Wales Court of Appeal dismissed the parents' appeal in Waller v James, a 'wrongful birth' claim, confirming the trial judge's finding that they were not entitled to damages (click here to read more about this decision). The parents subsequently filed an application with the High Court of Australia for special leave to appeal.
Commercial surrogacy is illegal throughout Australia, aside from the Northern Territory. However, in December last year, the Commonwealth Attorney General announced that he had requested the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs to hold an inquiry into Australian and overseas surrogacy arrangements.
In support of our partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA), Lander & Rogers recently participated in their stall at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day.
The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia has been released today and a number of our lawyers have been recognised in their respective fields. In addition, Natalie Cambrell and Peggy O'Neal were named "Lawyer of the Year" for Superannuation Law and Funds Management, respectively.
Before disciplining an employee for breaches of workplace safety, it is important that employers consider whether they have done everything reasonably practicable to ensure that their employees can do their work safely. This was the message from Lander & Rogers Work Health & Safety partner Leveasque Peterson[sitetree_link,id=138] at a briefing for safety professionals and employers this week.