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PwC accused of ‘hiding behind’ legal privilege to shield Linklaters report
PricewaterhouseCoopers 2024-02-09 10:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been slammed for refusing to release a report by law firm Linklaters into alleged wrongdoing by international partners, with a senator saying the […]

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Judge says settlement offers should operate as bulwark against costs in class actions
Class Actions 2024-02-09 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has held that there could be favourable costs consequences for Carnival if its rejected $15 million settlement offer in the Ruby Princess class […]

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Detainees to launch class action against government in Federal Court
Human Rights 2024-02-08 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Asylum seekers who were held in immigration detention in South Australia can transfer their cases to the Federal Court to pursue a class action against […]

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Nervous shock awards ‘snowballing’, says Sparke Helmore’s new health partner
Healthcare 2024-02-08 11:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Health law practitioners are grappling with “snowballing awards” in claims over psychiatric injuries, according to Sparke Helmore’s new health law partner.  Marie-Clare Elder, who joins […]

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Big Un financier admits 3 million share purchase, denies knowledge of stock manipulation
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024-02-07 11:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Sydney financier First Class Capital has admitted it acquired three million shares in former market darling Big Un but has denied liquidators’ claims that the […]

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Online broker IC Markets faces second class action over CFDs
Class Actions 2024-02-07 10:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Online broker International Capital Markets has been hit with a second class action for selling “excessively risky” derivative products known as contracts for difference to […]

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AMA Group drops poaching case against three former execs
Employment 2024-02-07 3:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Car repair giant AMA Group has resolved its case against three former executives that sought to block them from poaching staff and customers for competing […]

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Influential judge remembered for ushering in ‘brutal’ case management rules
Courts 2024-02-06 3:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Practitioners have marked the passing of former NSW Supreme Court Justice Andrew Rogers KC, who will be remembered for transforming commercial litigation through his vigorous, […]

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Law firms team up to run class action against IG Markets over CFDs
Financial Services 2024-02-06 3:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two firms have agreed to consolidate their class actions against online trading platform IG Markets over risky CFDs, but the company failed in a bid […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to shut down criminal cases
White Collar 2024-02-06 11:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has lost an appeal seeking to throw out two criminal cases over a takeover bid and payments to his political party, […]

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