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Lawyer must pay costs for appeal that should never have been filed, Full Court says
Employment 2021-05-11 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A high-profile employment lawyer representing a sacked Jetstar pilot must pay the airline’s legal costs in defending an appeal application “that ought never to have […]

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Irate judge says lawyers should personally face costs for signing off on deficient cases
Employment 2021-03-05 4:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Certification of pleadings in legal action is not a formality that needs to be “ticked off”, and solicitors who put their signature to improperly pleaded […]

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Full Court says HWL Ebsworth lawyer was not sacked for political views
Employment 2020-03-13 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has thrown out an appeal by a former special counsel of HWL Ebsworth, ruling the senior practitioner was reasonably fired for […]

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Sacked HWL Ebsworth special counsel loses ‘wholly unrealistic’ unlawful dismissal case
Employment 2019-09-03 10:24 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out an unlawful dismissal case brought by former HWL Ebsworth special counsel against the firm, describing his arguments as “trivial” and […]

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