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Court rejects evidence that Piper Alderman work properly delegated in Fogo Brazilia case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-08-11 11:55 pm By Sam Matthews

The liquidator of Fogo Brazilia has lost a bid for a gross sum costs order against the restaurant chain, after a judge found that legal […]

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Silk’s cancellation fee not recoverable after vacated trial
Business of Law 2022-08-08 4:29 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has declined to pass on a senior barrister’s $18,000 cancellation fee as part of an adverse costs order for a vacated trial, noting […]

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Johnson Winter & Slattery opens Canberra office with partners from MinterEllison
Business of Law 2022-08-04 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery is expanding its footprint with the opening of a Canberra office spearheaded by two new partners lured from MinterEllison […]

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Barristers’ clerk was not axed for working from home, court told
Employment 2022-08-03 2:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne-based clerking service has denied that it fired a clerk because she asked to work from home to manage her disability and was absent […]

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Award-winning criminal defence lawyer struck off the roll for ‘brazen dishonesty’
Business of Law 2022-08-02 6:04 pm By Sam Matthews

A lawyer has had his name struck off the roll for misconduct that “represented a gross departure from proper professional standards,” including making false claims […]

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Lawyers enjoy 20% pay bump but market faces ‘economic headwinds’: report
Business of Law 2022-07-29 2:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Salaries for junior to mid-level lawyers have increased by 20 per cent in the last year but the legal market is facing difficulties as firms […]

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Piper Alderman nabs litigation partner from Mills Oakley
Business of Law 2022-07-28 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman has recruited a former Mills Oakley partner to join its commercial litigation practice in Perth. Merial Steadman, who has over 20 years’ dispute […]

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Sophie Grace settles $15.4M lawsuit over Gallop collapse
Business of Law 2022-07-26 1:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Sophie Grace has settled a lawsuit brought by collapsed forex broker Gallop International Group claiming its failure to ensure the company complied with […]

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Court refuses admission to would-be solicitor with child exploitation convictions
Business of Law 2022-07-22 10:37 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has found that a hopeful solicitor and self-described pornography addict is not suitable for admission to the roll, in light of several […]

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Gilbert + Tobin snaps up K&L Gates construction global co-head
Business of Law 2022-07-21 9:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Gilbert + Tobin has lured K&L Gates’ global co-head of construction to join its energy and infrastructure practice in Melbourne.  Zac Kerr joined Gilbert + […]

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