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Banksia class action solicitor suspended from roll for two years
Legal Ethics 2022-06-24 9:59 am By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor found to have acted as a “postbox” to hide conflicts of interest in the class action over Banksia Securities’ collapse has been suspended […]

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Judge asks why Banksia class action solicitor hasn’t forfeited fees
Class Actions 2022-05-11 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the scandal-ridden Banksia Securities class action has questioned why a solicitor on record for the case hasn’t handed over his ill-gotten fees […]

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Banksia class action lawyers’ conduct ‘shocking and unimaginable’, judge told
Class Actions 2022-05-10 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action was “reprehensible” and the solicitor who allowed himself to be controlled by lawyer […]

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‘I wish I’d never gone to lunch’: Banksia’s ‘postbox’ solicitor rues day he dined with Mark Elliott
Class Actions 2022-05-09 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A solicitor fighting to remain on the roll after his involvement in the infamous Banksia Securities class action has told of his regret at having […]

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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class […]

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‘Everybody is incredulous’: Silk tells court of surprise at Norman O’Bryan’s fall from grace
Legal Ethics 2022-03-23 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commenting on the unprecedented nature of the case against her client — the so-called postbox solicitor in the Banksia Securities class action — a senior […]

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Class action against On The Run wants to drop claims by trainees
Class Actions 2021-10-12 3:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action claims brought by trainees against convenience store chain On The Run may be discontinued because of high costs and lack of commonality if […]

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Ex-gangland lawyer fined for misleading Legal Services Commissioner
Legal Ethics 2021-08-16 12:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne lawyer, who formerly represented gangland figures, has been reprimanded and fined $9,000, after a court found he recklessly misled the Victorian Legal Services […]

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High Court deals crushing defeat to casual workers
Employment 2021-08-04 10:51 am By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has found casual employees who work regular shifts are not entitled to paid annual, personal and compassionate leave under the Fair Work […]

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CBA class action applicant can’t share in group members’ privilege, court finds
Class Actions 2021-07-27 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against CBA does not have the right to view fund management documents relevant to the case despite representing […]

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