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Lawyer Alex Elliott ‘didn’t know any better’, Banksia class action trial hears
Class Actions 2020-11-02 10:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia class action funder Mark Elliott, who has been accused of complicity in a fraudulent scheme to maximise the profits of the […]

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Banksia funder Mark Elliott’s ‘practice’ of deleting emails doesn’t gel, court told
Class Actions 2020-10-30 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A routine practice by the funder behind the scandal-ridden Banksia class action of deleting emails, documented in a letter by his solicitors just days before […]

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Property group Cromwell loses discovery bid for case against hostile suitor ARA
Corporate 2020-10-21 11:44 am By Christine Caulfield

Real estate investment giant Cromwell Property Group will not get the court’s help in pursuing a case of “unlawful association” against its largest shareholder, Singapore-based […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler can’t use Slater & Gordon client files in class action defence
Class Actions 2020-10-19 8:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Arnold Bloch Leibler seeking to use information from its legal work on Slater & Gordon’s $1.2 billion […]

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AMP hits back at class action, says buy-out policy changes needed to avoid ‘BOLR run’
AMP 2020-10-12 2:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Changes to AMP’s buyer of last resort policy that reduced the multiple by which the wealth management firm would purchase advisers’ client registers was necessary […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott was ‘de facto’ solicitor for Banksia class action, judge told
Class Actions 2020-10-06 4:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott was complicit in a plan by his late father to mislead the court and group members in the Banksia class action, to […]

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Banksia class action costs consultant denies he was Mark Elliott’s ‘dogsbody’
Class Actions 2020-08-13 10:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An independent costs consultant retained to assess the legal fees sought to be recouped from a settlement in a class action over the collapse 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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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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Receivers may go after Mark Elliott’s estate for adverse costs in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-08-04 9:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Receivers appointed in the wake of the collapse of Banksia Securities may seek costs orders against the estate of deceased funder and class action lawyer […]

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