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Female barristers doing more work for less overall pay, new report shows
Business of Law October 11, 2019 5:28 pm By Amelia Birnie

A new report from the Law Council of Australia has revealed female barristers are doing more work for less money overall, with equitable briefing improvements […]

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Insurer QBE claims Opal Tower cracking not ‘major’
Insurance October 10, 2019 4:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

QBE Underwriting has defended its decision to deny insurance coverage to the builder of Sydney’s troubled Opal Tower development, claiming the cracking was not “major” […]

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Judge refuses access to insurance policy in Advanta Seeds class action
Class Actions October 10, 2019 5:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in a farming class action brought against Advanta Seeds over allegedly contaminated sorghum have been denied access to the defendant’s insurance policy documents, […]

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Smiles Inclusive may face investor class action over IPO
Class Actions October 9, 2019 6:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

National law firm Holding Redlich is investigating a shareholder class action against Smiles Inclusive, just one week after the embattled Gold Coast dental company reported […]

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Ford class action judge considers cash security in ‘war and peace of discovery’ disputes
Class Actions October 9, 2019 5:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing the long-running class action over allegedly faulty Ford PowerShift transmissions has told the applicants they might need to put up considerable cash […]

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‘Completely out of control’: fresh funding concerns emerge in Iluka class action
Class Actions October 8, 2019 11:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing a class action against mineral sands producer Iluka Resources has slammed the submissions from both sides over a bid for an extra […]

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Opal Tower class action defendants banned from contacting group members about settlement
Class Actions October 4, 2019 5:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defendants in the Sydney Opal Tower class action have been formally banned from contacting represented group members about their claims while the proceeding remains […]

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Dick Smith insurer class action plaintiffs want their own hearing
Class Actions October 4, 2019 7:37 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action filed against Dick Smith’s insurers want a separate hearing from four other representative and company proceedings against the […]

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Judge dismisses Ashurst partner’s dispute with ex-judge neighbour as ‘bordering on irrational’
Corporate October 3, 2019 9:05 pm By Amelia Birnie

A partner at Big Six firm Ashurst has lost his bid to stop liquidators taking control of his Point Piper home in a long-running dispute […]

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NSW government points finger at developer in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions October 2, 2019 9:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NSW government’s Sydney Olympic Park Authority, which is facing a class action brought by owners of apartments at the troubled Opal Tower, has laid […]

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