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Banksia judge made no allowance for ‘youth and inexperience’ of Mark Elliott’s son, appeal says
Appeals 2021-11-26 12:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who made findings against the son of the mastermind behind the Banksia class action scam may have formed strong views about the 27-year-old’s […]

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Banksia class action barristers declare bankruptcy after $21.7M judgment
Class Actions 2021-11-19 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two former barristers ordered to pay at least $21.7 million in damages and costs for their role in a fraudulent scheme to pocket a windfall […]

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Lawyer takes Banksia class action ruling to appeals court
Appeals 2021-11-08 10:28 am By Christine Caulfield

The Banksia Securities class action saga will return to the appeals court, with a lawyer indicating he plans to challenge last month’s ruling that found […]

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‘Elephant in the room’: Judge questions conduct of some lawyers for Banksia legal team
Business of Law 2021-10-19 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last week’s judgment denouncing the scandalous behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action cast a spotlight on the conduct of lawyers […]

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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Banksia silk’s refusal to give evidence while seeking to reopen defence ‘inexcusable’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-03-24 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing former senior barrister Norman O’Bryan to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action while “avoiding the witness box” was clearly prejudicial, and futile […]

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Banksia silk Norman O’Bryan signals possible appeal after failure to reopen defence
Legal Ethics 2021-03-18 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Once high-flying barrister Norman O’Bryan might seek to challenge a refusal by the judge overseeing the Banksia class action to revisit his abandoned defence and […]

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Funder of scandal-ridden Banksia class action expresses ‘remorse and regret’
Legal Ethics 2021-03-17 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funding company controlled by the late solicitor Mark Elliott has told a court of its “remorse and regret” for its misconduct in the […]

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Banksia class action funder’s son should not be punished for the sins of his father, judge told
Class Actions 2021-03-16 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott was no Michael Corleone of the Godfather, and was not knowingly complicit in an alleged scheme […]

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