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Judge questions if ASIC’s proposed $6M penalty against IOOF unit has enough sting
Financial Services 2022-02-01 4:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has raised concerns about a $6 million penalty proposed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission against IOOF unit RI Advice for failing […]

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Ugg owner wins IP case against Aussie shoe retailer
Intellectual Property 2022-02-01 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of Ugg footwear has successfully opposed an application by an Australian shoe seller to register a trade mark containing the word ‘ugg’, but […]

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In ME Bank case, ASIC argues clock doesn’t run on serious corporate crime
White Collar 2022-01-31 7:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is challenging a ruling that threw out half the criminal charges against direct bank Members Equity, arguing the statute […]

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One time Liberal powerbroker says Nine using journalist privilege to ‘block him at every opportunity’
Defamation 2022-01-31 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan has accused Nine Entertainment of hiding behind “the cloak of journalistic professional privilege” in refusing to provide documentary evidence […]

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming looks to strike out Nine’s ‘desperate’ defamation defence
Defamation 2022-01-28 5:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Liberal MP Andrew Laming has slammed the Nine Network for attempting to “bully and harass” him with its contextual truth defence to his lawsuit over […]

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DLA Piper appoints acclaimed real estate partner from Moray & Agnew
Real Estate 2022-01-28 11:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm DLA Piper has picked up a pre-eminent property partner from Moray & Agnew, who advised on the $175 million joint venture between GPT […]

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Shell wins more in ATO appeal over $2.3B gas exploration deduction
Tax 2022-01-27 6:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has unanimously rejected the Commissioner of Taxation’s latest bid to block Shell’s $2.3 billion tax deduction for the cost of exploration activities […]

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Corrs boosts energy team with pickups from Allens, Shearman & Sterling
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-01-27 1:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has bolstered its energy and natural resources practice with the appointment of two new partners, former Allen’s partner Tracey Greenaway and London […]

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Unfair dismissal claim by ‘unrepentant’ COVID-19 denier thrown out
Employment 2022-01-27 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Fair Work Commission has thrown out an unfair dismissal claim brought by an “utterly unrepentant” automotive mechanic, who described the COVID-19 pandemic as a […]

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Judge won’t block disciplinary action against unvaccinated Qantas staff
Coronavirus 2022-01-24 5:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has dismissed an urgent application to block Qantas from taking disciplinary action against unvaccinated employees, but the airline has committed to extending their […]

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