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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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Top silk abandons defence, expresses ‘very deep regret’ over conduct in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-08-03 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has abandoned his defence of misconduct allegations stemming from the Banksia Securities class action and expressed contrition to the court for […]

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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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Banksia class action was ‘party like no other’ for Mark Elliott and barristers, court told
Class Actions 2020-07-28 11:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The funder and legal team behind a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities billed for phantom costs in a “fraudulent scheme” to secure […]

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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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Mark Elliott’s bank records sought in Banksia class action fee dispute
Class Actions 2020-06-30 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A contradictor investigating alleged professional misconduct on the part of the legal team and funder behind a class action against failed Banksia Securities will subpoena […]

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Full Court flushes ACCC appeal of wipes ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-06-15 3:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has thrown out the ACCC’s challenge to a ruling dismissing its case alleging Kimberly-Clark made misleading representations about its flushable wipes. […]

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