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‘Reckless’ and ‘half-baked’: Firm partner’s emails hurt because they were true, court told
Employment November 19, 2019 7:14 pm By Hannah Gee

An ex-law firm manager suing her former employer for unpaid wages was insulted by emails from a name partner only because they were true, a […]

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Managing partner told law firm manager to stop lining up menstrual cycle with billing cycle, court hears
Employment November 18, 2019 10:04 pm By Hannah Gee

Emails from the managing partner at a high-profile Australian law firm to a general manager were “vitriolic” and “belitting,” a court has heard, including one in which the manager was allegedly told to stop lining up her menstrual cycle with the billing cycle.

Part of K&L Gates’ employment team strikes out on its own
Business of Law November 18, 2019 4:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A sizeable group of employment lawyers from K&L Gates has parted ways with the US legal giant to set up its own specialist shop, shaking […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights November 15, 2019 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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IP firm pursues potential lawsuit against HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law November 13, 2019 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A specialist IP law firm has launched preliminary discovery proceedings against HWL Ebsworth after one of its lawyers jumped ship. Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick chair Greg […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case back on
Business of Law November 8, 2019 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner who filed a sex discrimination case against the law firm and was ousted from the partnership months later, is pressing […]

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Litigation funder throws off lawsuit seeking cut of $5M class action fee
Business of Law October 29, 2019 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawfinance, formerly known as Just Kapital, has won summary dismissal of a lawsuit initiated by its founder seeking a piece of the funder’s $5 million […]

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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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