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Silk’s $990 hourly rate trimmed in case against Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou
Defamation 2022-01-21 3:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has made orders trimming the $990 hourly fee charged by a QC while representing Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused […]

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Law firm accused of ‘head in the sand’ dodges costs in failed dismissal case
Employment 2022-01-20 10:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm has escaped an order for costs sought by a Melbourne city council that argued the firm had turned a blind eye to […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills nabs work safety pro from Clyde & Co
Business of Law 2022-01-18 6:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Herbert Smith Freehills has picked up a leading work health and safety lawyer from Clyde & Co to join the Big Six law firm in […]

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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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Barrister faces discipline after ‘gut-feeling’ prompts unfounded allegations against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-12-23 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based barrister has been reprimanded for relying on his “gut feeling” in making baseless accusations of misconduct against the principal of a law firm. […]

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Barrister who sexually harassed clerk has suffered enough, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-12-22 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales Bar Association has lost an appeal seeking a financial penalty and a professional reprimand against a Sydney barrister for his “poorly […]

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HWL Ebsworth prevails in appeal of negligence case over Willoughby development
Professional Negligence 2021-12-15 5:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has dismissed an appeal in a professional negligence lawsuit by a New South Wales developer against HWL Ebsworth over a due diligence […]

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‘Serious professional misconduct’: WA lawyer found to have misled Supreme Court
Legal Ethics 2021-12-10 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Western Australian lawyer will face penalties and disciplinary action in the State Administrative Tribunal after nine professional misconduct findings were made against him, including […]

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Hall & Wilcox picks up three lawyers after ‘sad’ closure of 102-year-old Perth firm
Business of Law 2021-12-08 12:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Hall & Wilcox is strengthening its presence in Western Australia with the appointment of three lawyers nabbed from the now-closed commercial law firm Kott Gunning. […]

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‘Very serious’: Melbourne lawyer banned from practising for 15 years
Business of Law 2021-12-06 9:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne solicitor has been banned from legal practice until 2035 after a tribunal found him guilty of eight charges of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory […]

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