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First Indigenous judge appointed to Australian supreme court
Courts 2022-05-27 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Silk Lincoln Crowley has been appointed by the Queensland premier as the first Indigenous judge of an Australian supreme court. Crowley QC — a criminal […]

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EY settles class action claims over Slater & Gordon audits
Class Actions 2022-05-26 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young has settled all claims against it in a shareholder class action alleging the Big Four accounting firm and Pitcher Partners signed off on an overly rosy year-end financial report that failed to disclose risks and impairments associated with the law firm’s disastrous $1.2 billion acquisition of UK insurance claims company Quindell.

Ban on lawyer’s practicing certificate can’t be retroactive, appeals court says
Legal Ethics 2022-05-26 5:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has overturned a decision banning a lawyer from practice with retrospective effect and ordering her to pay $20,000 in legal costs, after a tribunal sanctioned her for allegedly misleading a court employee and making “offensive” remarks in 2016.

Wotton + Kearney opens Adelaide office, nabs Sparke Helmore special counsel
Insurance 2022-05-25 10:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Insurance law firm Wotton + Kearney has opened its seventh office across Australia and New Zealand, expanding into Adelaide to meet local client demand and […]

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Lawyer who refused to pay silk engaged in professional misconduct, tribunal finds
Legal Ethics 2022-05-24 5:32 pm By Sam Matthews

A lawyer who failed to pay $23,000 in fees to senior counsel and made a groundless complaint to the bar association to use as a […]

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Clayton Utz lures environment partner from HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law 2022-05-23 4:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Clayton Utz has recruited lawyer Lucy Shea as a partner in the law firm’s national environment and planning practice. Joining from HWL Ebsworth, where she […]

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Mills Oakley nabs litigation partner from Thomson Geer
Business of Law 2022-05-20 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

Mills Oakley has picked up a leading dispute resolution lawyer from Thomson Geer to join the firm’s not-for-profit team as a partner. Experienced commercial litigator […]

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Hall & Wilcox snags property partner from Gadens
Real Estate 2022-05-16 2:34 pm By Sam Matthews

Hall & Wilcox has appointed a new partner to join its real estate practice in Brisbane, the second partner appointment in as many months at […]

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PwC sued over advice on $88M sale of Hudson Pacific to Retail Food Group
Financial Services 2022-05-12 5:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of wholesale food company Hudson Pacific has sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for allegedly providing bad advice on the terms of the $88 million sale of […]

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Corrs Chambers faces suit by client left to foot security after funder bowed out
Business of Law 2022-05-12 4:54 pm By Sam Matthews

A solicitor and former client is suing Corrs Chambers Westgarth for “very significant damages”, alleging breaches of multiple duties by the law firm in the […]

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