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Justice Lasry’s resignation a ‘sad cautionary tale’ of dangers of judicial complaint process, experts say
Legal Ethics 2024-02-22 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The DPP’s complaint to Victoria’s judicial watchdog that prompted the shock resignation of Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry was an abuse of process, experts say, […]

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HWL Ebsworth faces OAIC investigation over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-21 11:58 am By Sam Matthews

The Australian Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into the personal information handling practices of law firm HWL Ebsworth following a cyberattack that saw the […]

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Hamilton Locke nabs partners from Corrs, Clifford Chance
Business of Law 2024-02-21 9:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Hamilton Locke has recruited two senior lawyers from Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Clifford Chance to bolster its regulatory advice practice.  The firm announced last Friday […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth loses head of gender equality to Ashurst
Business of Law 2024-02-20 10:18 pm By Sam Matthews

Ashurst has lured a senior commercial litigation partner from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, who has praised her new firm’s commitment to gender equity. On Tuesday, Ashurst […]

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King & Wood Mallesons lures long-time Clayton Utz employment partner
Employment 2024-02-19 3:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

King & Wood Mallesons has snagged an industrial relations and employment law ace from Clayton Utz, who collaborated with the Attorney-General on implementing the recent […]

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UK class actions firm Pogust Goodhead opens Australian office
Business of Law 2024-02-16 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Looking for a slice of the class actions pie in Australia, UK plaintiffs firm Pogust Goodhead has launched an office in Sydney, headed by two […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills chases United Petroleum for costs over failed IPO dispute
Professional Negligence 2024-02-15 3:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Herbert Smith Freehills has filed proceedings against its former client United Petroleum, seeking costs of successfully defending a lawsuit alleging it acted negligently in relation […]

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Maddocks nabs IP pro from Ashurst
Business of Law 2024-02-15 5:22 pm By Sam Matthews

Maddocks has recruited a special counsel from Ashurst to head up its trade marks and brand protection practice.  Former Ashurst IP lawyer Elizabeth Ireland joins […]

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‘And so it ends’: Prominent judge quits in open court after DPP complaint
Courts 2024-02-14 11:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A high-profile criminal judge in Victoria has stunned a courtroom with his announcement from the bench that he would resign after learning of a DPP […]

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HWLE wins injunction against hackers behind data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-02-12 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HWL Ebsworth has won final orders barring unknown Russian-linked hackers from disseminating confidential information stolen during an April 2023 cyberattack. On Monday, NSW Supreme Court […]

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