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HWL Ebsworth resolves claims partner helped divert insurance money to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics October 16, 2019 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HWL Ebsworth has resolved a lawsuit alleging one of its partners helped the former directors of an insolvent mobile ticketing company divert the proceeds of […]

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Ex-Pizzeys patent attorneys deny using confidential info to poach clients
Business of Law October 16, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are resisting an application for preliminary discovery, denying the firm’s […]

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State Street drops Fearless Girl trade mark case against super fund
Intellectual Property October 14, 2019 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US asset management firm State Street has dropped its trade mark claims against a second superannuation fund over its iconic Fearless Girl statue, leaving law […]

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Female barristers doing more work for less overall pay, new report shows
Business of Law October 11, 2019 5:28 pm By Amelia Birnie

A new report from the Law Council of Australia has revealed female barristers are doing more work for less money overall, with equitable briefing improvements […]

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Law firm faces class action over Slater & Gordon acquisition advice
Business of Law September 18, 2019 9:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

An elite Melbourne law firm has become the latest target of Slater & Gordon shareholders whose stock went south after the plaintiffs firm’s disastrous $1.2 […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner wins six-month delay of ‘ludicrous’ trial start date
Employment September 4, 2019 9:38 pm By Amelia Birnie

Norton Rose Fulbright will have to wait another six months before a long-running dispute with a former partner will be heard, after the ex-employee successfully […]

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‘Affront to equality’: High Court trashes rule allowing self-repped lawyers to claim costs
Appeals September 4, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has done away with a rule that allowed self-represented lawyers to claim costs for legal proceedings, calling the exception an “affront to […]

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Third judge in Norton Rose ex-partner dispute refuses to step down amid accusations of ‘absurdly obtuse’ bias
Employment August 29, 2019 9:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

The third judge assigned to oversee a lawsuit filed against law firm Norton Rose Fulbright by a former partner has refused to recuse himself on […]

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Shine Lawyers’ profits down, but hopes high after boosting class action practice
Business of Law August 28, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a year in which it settled a shareholder class action against itself and purchased a class action boutique, publicly-traded law firm Shine Lawyers has […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle […]

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