Younger Lawyers Forum and Lawyer Exchanges

LAWorld Next Generation (LNG) is a forum for younger lawyers. More than thirty young business lawyers meet up twice a year to exchange ideas, legal updates and business opportunities.  These meetings combine formal business and general discussion sessions with social and cultural events which encourage business networking and getting to know each other.

In addition, members of LAWorld regularly exchange young lawyers for either several weeks or several months and these exchanges offer the following benefits:

• Unique career opportunities for trainees and younger lawyers

• Helps to attract and hold the best law applicants to your firm

• Effective way of 'getting to know' LAWorld colleagues and strengthen awareness of LAWorld with all lawyers in member firms

• Fast track improvement of language skills and foreign laws and judiciary systems

LAWorld encourages all its members to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. For more information on LNG please email Friederike Jawad ( and Stefan Kunz ( who are LNG’s Organization Committee.

LAWorld News

Is this the end of unfair preferences in Australia? Significant win for an Australian business

For the first time in Australia, the District Court of Queensland has squarely held that such a defence is available to unfair preference claim defendants.  In the recent decision of Morton v Rexel Electrical Supplies Pty Limited (Morton), Sydney law firm Polczynski Lawyers succeeded in establishing a new defence to unfair preference claims that, if accepted by other courts, has the potential to significantly reduce the scope for such claims.

Polczynski Lawyers satisfied the Australian court that a defendant to an unfair preference claim should be allowed to "set off" the preference claim against them against the balance of the debt owed to them by the debtor.  So, if still owed a debt of $100,000 and faced with an unfair preference claim of $100,000, the defendant may say that one claim cancels out the other, leaving no net debt at all.

For more information please contact Stephen Polczynski, Polczynski Lawyers on 

Business News

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:24:10 GMT
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:07:40 GMT
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:04:45 GMT
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Upcoming Events

LAWorld Annual Conference (Cape Town) from 5pm on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2016 to 2pm on Friday the 8th of April, 2016

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Bratislava) from 5pm on Friday the 5th of February, 2016 to 5pm on Saturday the 6th of February, 2016

North and South America Regional Meeting (Miami) from 6pm on Wednesday the 11th of November, 2015 to 2pm on Friday the 13th of November, 2015

Europe/Middle East Regional Meeting and Lawyers Next Generation (Milan) from 5pm on Friday the 18th of September, 2015 to 5pm on Saturday the 19th of September, 2015

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