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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals April 3, 2020 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals April 2, 2020 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Layoffs will be last resort as law firms weather COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law April 1, 2020 7:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Redundancies will be a last resort for law firms dealing with a diminishing work pipeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they try to avoid the […]

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COVID-19 pandemic no excuse to delay $2.5B Icthys LNG case, judges say
Energy & Natural Resources March 31, 2020 3:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has found that parties forced to conduct hearings via telephone or video conference in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are not […]

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Judge says no to virtual hearing in Guy Sebastian’s dispute with ex-manager
Entertainment March 31, 2020 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has decided not to hold a virtual trial in a long-running dispute between Guy Sebastian and his now self-represented former manager Titus Day […]

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Group members to get policy cancellation info in NAB insurance class action settlement
Class Actions March 30, 2020 9:02 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge overseeing a class action against National Australia Bank over ‘junk insurance’ has ordered that potential group members be given information about cancelling the […]

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AUSTRAC, Westpac still locked in settlement negotiations, court hears
Financial Services March 30, 2020 9:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Westpac is still locked in mediation with AUSTRAC over allegations that it committed over 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, with […]

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Top legal risks for employers when staff are working from home
Feature March 27, 2020 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

With new lockdown measures being rolled out on a daily basis to combat COVID-19, vast numbers of Australians have found themselves working from home, many […]

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Lawyers poised for rise in COVID-19-related workers comp claims
Employment March 27, 2020 9:29 pm By Alison Eveleigh

As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise and more people work from home, lawyers are predicting a jump in workers’ compensation claims, […]

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Judge to approve $127M VW class action settlement, but 25% uplift may be axed
Class Actions March 26, 2020 9:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After almost five years of litigation, a Federal Court judge said he will approve a $127.1 million settlement of five class actions against Volkswagen over […]

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