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High Court frowns on judge’s private chats with counsel
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 4:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Trial judges should not communicate with barristers outside of court, the High Court has ruled in a “troubling” case of apprehended bias that saw a […]

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‘Hundreds of lawyers’ could overwhelm combustible cladding class action, court told
Class Actions 2021-10-06 2:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

“Hundreds of lawyers” could overwhelm Microsoft Teams if German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites continues adding cross-claimants in a class action over highly flammable building materials, […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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Public good overrides individual rights in COVID-19 pandemic, NSW tells court
Trials 2021-10-05 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales government has accused anti-vaccination advocates of having a “misguided” and “one-dimensional focus” on the fundamental rights of the individual over those […]

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‘The line was crossed’: Challengers to COVID-19 vaccine mandate claim human rights abuses
Coronavirus 2021-10-01 9:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Individuals challenging public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers in New South Wales have told a court “the line was crossed” when the […]

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COVID-19 jab effective, anti-vaxxers misinterpreting data, trial told
Trials 2021-09-30 9:35 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Health experts have told a court hearing a challenge to a requirement that certain workers get the COVID-19 jab that vaccinations are an effective tool […]

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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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COVID-19 vaccination challenger denied access to NSW government’s deliberations
Coronavirus 2021-09-29 3:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has ruled legal challenges to orders requiring COVID-19 vaccines for certain workers in New South Wales are not exceptional enough to warrant the […]

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Judge hearing COVID-19 vaccine challenge issues stern warning after emails, calls ‘inundate’ chambers
Coronavirus 2021-09-28 1:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Hundreds of emails have inundated the inbox of the judge overseeing legal challenges to the NSW health minister’s orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers, […]

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Santos wins appeal in $475M dispute with Fluor over gas contracts
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-28 9:07 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Oil and gas producer Santos has successfully challenged the summary dismissal of its claim for recovery of more than $470 million paid to contractor Fluor […]

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