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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Banksia judge to hear case against lawyer Alex Elliott after appeals court nixes recusal bid
Appeals 2020-10-02 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a second bid by lawyer Alex Elliott to have the judge overseeing the Banksia class action disqualified from hearing claims […]

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Barristers for Geoffrey Rush, Westpac among 44 new silks
People In The News 2020-10-02 12:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Forty-four barristers have ascended to the senior counsel ranks in NSW and Victoria, including the barrister that represented Geoffrey Rush in his high-profile defamation victory […]

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Elliott doesn’t have to give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in Banksia fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-09-23 9:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has set aside an order requiring Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia securities class action, to give a […]

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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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‘An indulgence’: Judge rejects stay as Alex Elliott appeals recusal loss in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:31 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action has denied Alex Elliott’s request to stay the case against him while […]

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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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Banksia judge appeared to take ‘very dim view’ of lawyer Alex Elliott, court told
Class Actions 2020-09-02 9:42 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing professional misconduct claims against lawyers in the Banksia class action appeared to express “a very dim view” of Alex Elliott, the son […]

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Lawyer Alex Elliott seeks recusal of judge in Banksia class action proceedings
Legal Ethics 2020-08-27 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The son of controversial class action lawyer Mark Elliott has hired a big gun barrister to represent him in the Banksia class action proceedings and […]

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BHP can bring fraud claims against Cherwell Creek Coal
Adam Pomerenke 2020-08-24 9:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Mining giant BHP has been given the green light to bring allegations of fraud against competitor Cherwell Creek Coal in a long running dispute over […]

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