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Silk Norman O’Bryan likely to face further scrutiny after admissions in Banksia class action
Analysis 2020-08-06 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan has accepted that he should be struck from the roll of legal practitioners after dropping his defence mid-trial against claims of professional […]

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Banksia class action lawyer never asked to see barrister’s fee slips, admits ‘gross dereliction to clients’
Class Actions 2020-08-14 9:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The solicitor on the record in a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has admitted that he never asked to see the fee […]

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Mark Elliott was Banksia class action lawyer’s ‘puppet master’, court told
Class Actions 2020-07-29 10:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyer Mark Elliott was the “puppet master” behind the Banksia class action, retaning an old school mate to represent the lead applicant but in reality […]

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Banksia class action funder admits court was misled on fees, says commission shouldn’t suffer
Class Actions 2020-07-27 5:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind the class action over Banksia Securities’ collapse has admitted it misled a costs consultant retained to report to the court on […]

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Top barrister retained interest in Mark Elliott’s funding co. after wife sold shares, court told
Class Actions 2020-06-09 10:52 am By Christine Caulfield

Court documents sought to be kept confidential in a case alleging professional misconduct against barrister Norman O’Bryan SC in his role as counsel for a […]

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Judge drags Mark Elliott’s son, costs consultant into Banksia class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-08-19 5:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of controversial funder and lawyer Mark Elliott has been joined to proceedings alleging the lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action conspired to […]

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Banksia judge orders Alex Elliott to reveal financial interests in father’s companies
Class Actions 2020-09-15 7:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Alex Elliott, the son of former Banksia Securities class action lawyer Mark Elliott, must hand over documents revealing his financial interests in his father’s litigation […]

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‘Not tenable’: Banksia judge tosses Alex Elliott’s request that he recuse himself
Class Actions 2020-09-07 9:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action has denied a recusal application brought by Alex Elliott, the son of […]

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Barrister ‘deeply regrets’ class action fee scandal, says he should be struck off roll
Class Actions 2020-08-13 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A week after silk Norman O’Bryan dropped his defence against allegations of misconduct in the running of a class action over the failure of Banksia […]

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Judge questions whether Banksia class action lawyers should be struck off roll
Class Actions 2020-07-30 9:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing a trial over legal fees and funding commission in the Banksia Securities class action has questioned whether the lawyers behind the case […]

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