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King & Wood Mallesons is under investigation by Australian authorities for allegedly overworking lawyers and staff in its Melbourne office.

The firm confirmed that it received a notice for improvement from WorkSafe Victoria, the state occupational health and safety regulator, regarding employee work conditions that demanded overwork and grueling conditions. This is the first time a law firm in Australia is being investigated for overworking lawyers.

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John Kang, The Asian Lawyer

John Kang covers the business of law in Asia and Australia from Hong Kong. Email him at [email protected]

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