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KPMG lures NewLaw ace for digitisation push
Business of Law 2021-01-18 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

KPMG Law has snagged a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and NewLaw expert to lead its recently formed legal operations transformation services team, which the firm says […]

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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Melbourne law firms battle over ‘C’ trade marks
Business of Law 2021-01-11 1:22 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Two Melbourne law firms are locked in a courtroom battle over their ‘C’ trade marks made up of concentric circles, after IP Australia allowed two […]

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Patent attorneys lured lucrative US law firm clients from IP boutique, new suit claims
Intellectual Property 2020-12-16 2:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two patent attorneys who resigned from Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys to launch a competing business performed work for clients of the boutique IP […]

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Melbourne cafe to hand over $646,000 to court in fee spat with law firm
Business of Law 2020-12-10 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bourke Street cafe Barfly’s has agreed to hand over $646,250 to the court in trust in an ongoing spat over its legal bills with a […]

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Solicitor fined for ‘extravagant and intemperate attack’ on opposing counsel after 9-year legal battle
Business of Law 2020-11-26 1:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The director of a Melbourne law firm has been reprimanded and fined $10,000 for sending two letters to opposing counsel accusing him of being dishonest, […]

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Class action firm Phi Finney McDonald launches London office
Business of Law 2020-11-26 2:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Specialist class action law firm Phi Finney McDonald — founded just three years ago in Melbourne — is going global, with the opening of an […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC files lawsuit claiming she ‘had no choice but to resign’
Employment 2020-11-09 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former company secretary and group general counsel of Freedom Foods has filed an unfair dismissal lawsuit accusing the food and beverage company of sidelining […]

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‘A beacon of hope’: Litigation funding VIPs join forces amid expected litigation uptick
Business of Law 2020-11-09 5:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two leading figures in the litigation funding industry come together amid an anticipated bump in the demand for litigation finance in the next decade, creating […]

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Slater & Gordon settles suit by lawyer who complained about funding referral scheme
Employment 2020-11-05 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater & Gordon has settled a lawsuit brought by a former senior solicitor alleging he was fired after making complaints about the law firm’s arrangement […]

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