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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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Banksia barrister Jennifer Collins’ passion for law sparked in late night discovery dive
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-02 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Many junior lawyers bemoan getting stuck reviewing discovery when they first start their careers, but for barrister Jennifer Collins it is one of the best […]

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Lawyerly announces Litigation Rising Stars of 2021
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-05-28 9:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Litigation Rising Stars competition, which honours 30 lawyers under the age of 40 for their […]

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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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Lawyers, funder in Banksia misconduct case could face $10M hit
Class Actions 2021-03-15 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the trial alleging fraud on the part of barristers and the funder behind a class action over Banksia Securities will be asked […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan loses bid to reopen his defence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2021-03-16 11:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has failed in his last-ditch bid to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action to submit evidence he says shows […]

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‘I idolised dad’: Banksia funder’s son takes stand over class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-12-01 7:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by members of the legal team running the class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities was a […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan called to take stand in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-11-20 1:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

Senior barrister Norman O’Bryan, who has conceded that he should be struck from the roll for his conduct in an alleged class action fee scandal, […]

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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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Class action funder Mark Elliott did not need a righthand man, Banksia silk says
Class Actions 2020-11-30 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the lawyer and funder at the centre of an alleged fee scandal in the Banksia Securities class action was not his father’s […]

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