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SA suspends magistrate accused of sexually harassing 5 women
Courts 2021-07-02 2:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A magistrate being investigated for sexual harassment by a first-of-its-kind judicial conduct panel has been suspended on advice from South Australia’s chief judge. On Thursday, […]

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Law firms send Sydney lawyers home as mask mandate takes effect
Coronavirus 2021-06-24 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firms are ordering staff in their Sydney offices to work from home if possible and avoid face-to-face meetings as the state’s new rules requiring […]

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HWL Ebsworth’s Juan Martinez wants all partners named in lawsuit, not just him
Business of Law 2021-06-21 3:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The managing partner of HWL Ebsworth, who has been targeted in a lawsuit by a former equity partner over the law firm’s aborted IPO, is […]

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MinterEllison appoints acting CEO Virginia Briggs as new boss
Business of Law 2021-06-21 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison’s acting chief executive officer Virginia Briggs will officially take the reins of the law firm after temporarily replacing ousted CEO Annette Kimmitt. Sydney-based Briggs […]

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Paralegal who claimed she was forced to take COVID-19 pay cut drops lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-06-07 3:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A paralegal who claimed she was forced to take a 20 per cent pay cut during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basis […]

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Sparke Helmore wins fight over law firm subpoenas in fee dispute with Nick Scali
Intellectual Property 2021-06-02 4:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Furniture retailer Nick Scali Ltd must respond to subpeonas served by law firm Sparke Helmore seeking files held by the company’s new firm, Allens, in […]

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In ‘unusual’ damages claim, Nick Scali says Sparke Helmore should pay Allens fees
Intellectual Property 2021-05-27 3:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Nick Scali is seeking damages against Sparke Helmore for alleged negligent advice in an intellectual property dispute, including fees paid to Allens after the furniture […]

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HWL Ebsworth partner sacked ahead of failed IPO so others could pocket more, court told
Business of Law 2021-05-20 5:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

National law firm HWL Ebsworth expelled a former equity partner ahead of its failed initial public offering specifically so he would not participate in the […]

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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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HWL Ebsworth forced to hand over client file notes to ANZ whistleblower
Business of Law 2021-05-10 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has been ordered to hand over file notes to a former client and whistleblower suing ANZ for unfair dismissal, with a judge rejecting […]

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