Sydney lawyer wins costs despite rejecting $120,000 settlement offer in defamation case

TOP STORY
Defamation 2021-04-21 11:24 am By Miklos Bolza

News Corp and journalist Annette Sharp will have to pay the legal costs of Sydney lawyer Christopher Murphy who won a $110,000 judgment in his defamation case against the publisher, despite the lawyer rejecting an $120,000 offer to settle the case.

Allens’ handling of sexual harassment complaint may have violated WHS Act: report
Business of Law 2021-04-20 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allens’ response to a complaint of sexual harassment in the firm’s Brisbane office five years ago may have breached the federal Work Health and Safety Act, a new report has suggested.

Report flags ‘alarming’ incidence of sexual harassment in SA legal profession
Business of Law 2021-04-20 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sexual harassment is alarmingly common throughout the legal profession in South Australia, according to a new report that details an assault by a former judge and harassing texts from a magistrate who told a lawyer while presiding over a case that he imagined her “kneeling between his legs at the bench”.