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Law firm faces class action over Slater & Gordon acquisition advice
Business of Law September 18, 2019 9:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

An elite Melbourne law firm has become the latest target of Slater & Gordon shareholders whose stock went south after the plaintiffs firm’s disastrous $1.2 […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner wins six-month delay of ‘ludicrous’ trial start date
Employment September 4, 2019 9:38 pm By Amelia Birnie

Norton Rose Fulbright will have to wait another six months before a long-running dispute with a former partner will be heard, after the ex-employee successfully […]

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‘Affront to equality’: High Court trashes rule allowing self-repped lawyers to claim costs
Appeals September 4, 2019 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has done away with a rule that allowed self-represented lawyers to claim costs for legal proceedings, calling the exception an “affront to […]

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Third judge in Norton Rose ex-partner dispute refuses to step down amid accusations of ‘absurdly obtuse’ bias
Employment August 29, 2019 9:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

The third judge assigned to oversee a lawsuit filed against law firm Norton Rose Fulbright by a former partner has refused to recuse himself on […]

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Shine Lawyers’ profits down, but hopes high after boosting class action practice
Business of Law August 28, 2019 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a year in which it settled a shareholder class action against itself and purchased a class action boutique, publicly-traded law firm Shine Lawyers has […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law August 19, 2019 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle […]

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Law firms to compete for more than $1 billion in government work
Business of Law August 16, 2019 8:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over […]

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High Court dismisses Glencore’s bid to block ATO from eyeing Paradise Papers
Appeals August 14, 2019 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal producer Glencore International has lost its High Court appeal to keep the Australian Taxation Office from reviewing documents related to its offshore assets, which […]

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Lawyerly ranks the top law firms for class actions
Business of Law August 12, 2019 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Eleven law firms reign supreme in the legal market for class actions in Australia, with ten or more class actions on their plates, and two […]

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Old rivals, hungry new players power class action market
Business of Law August 12, 2019 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyerly’s inaugural class action report shows one plaintiffs firm dominating the field, running more than twice the active class actions as its nearest rivals. But […]

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