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Herbert Smith Freehills underpaid some lawyers more than $20,000
Business of Law 2020-09-25 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has discovered it underpaid a number of its graduate lawyers, with some in the Big Six firm’s graduate ranks owed more than […]

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More briefs for female barristers, but fight for equal pay continues
Business of Law 2020-09-18 6:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The number of female barristers being briefed is climbing but they continue to be paid significantly less than their male counterparts, a new report by […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills embraces post-pandemic WFH
Business of Law 2020-09-11 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills will ask lawyers to spend just 60 per cent of their time in the office once they are free to return, a […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s evidence of sex discrimination falls short, judge says
Employment 2020-09-09 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of an outdated management approach and bullying — which included threatening defamation proceedings against two junior lawyers that complained about her — appear to […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner can’t bring sex discrimination claims against firm
Employment 2020-09-07 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Piper Alderman partner has lost her bid to bring sex discrimination claims against the partners of the law firm, but can still proceed […]

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Thomson Geer completes fourth raid in pursuit of big firm status
Article 2020-08-27 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Just weeks after raids on DLA Piper and Macpherson Kelley, Thomson Geer has announced its fourth acquisition of the year, poaching a specialist tech law […]

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McCabe Curwood faces $100,000 negligence claim by ex-lawyer
Negligence 2020-08-25 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former solicitor from Sydney-based law firm McCabe Curwood has expanded his negligence and breach of contract case against his former employer and is now […]

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Mills Oakley did not provide ‘accurate’ costs estimate in share dispute, court finds
Business of Law 2020-08-17 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A court has found that a costs agreement between national law firm Mills Oakley and a client defending a lawsuit over a share dispute was […]

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Thomson Geer eyes major firm status with raids on DLA Piper, Macpherson Kelley
Business of Law 2020-08-13 11:56 am By Miklos Bolza

Thomson Geer has raided DLA Piper and Macpherson Kelley and picked up some of Australia’s top lawyers, one month after raiding Dentons’ Brisbane office, as […]

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Mills Oakley faces negligence lawsuit over share sale to Slater & Gordon
Business of Law 2020-08-05 9:53 pm By Alison Eveleigh

National law firm Mills Oakley has been accused of negligence and breach of contract over advice the firm gave regarding the sale of shares in […]

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