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Law firm expenses ballooning as productivity drops
Business of Law 2023-09-07 11:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Law firms are facing a historic growth in expenses, despite lawyers becoming notably less productive, according to a new report on the legal industry. Thomson […]

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Hall & Wilcox grows by 30 with McMahon Clarke takeover
Real Estate 2023-09-07 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Aiming to become the “undisputed market leader” in investment funds, Hall & Wilcox has brought on the team at boutique law firm McMahon Clarke. Thirty […]

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Solicitor found in contempt for withholding passwords from watchdog
Business of Law 2023-09-04 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Melbourne lawyer has been found guilty of two counts of contempt of court for failing to share logins and passwords to his firm’s computer […]

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Vasta judgment prompts calls for judicial immunity legislation
Analysis 2023-09-01 5:31 pm By Sam Matthews

Legal bodies have expressed alarm at the implications of a ruling that put a judge on the hook for damages for ordering the wrongful imprisonment […]

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Two silks appointed to the Federal Court
Courts 2023-09-01 12:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Two barristers have been elevated to the Federal Court bench, including a silk known for his work in employment class actions. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced […]

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Banksia senior barrister belatedly struck from roll in South Australia
Business of Law 2023-08-31 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Disgraced Banksia class action barrister Norman O’Bryan has been struck from the roll of legal practitioners in South Australia for his part in what has […]

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Court awards $300,000 for wrongful imprisonment by family law judge
Legal Ethics 2023-08-30 12:34 pm By Sam Matthews

A Queensland man has prevailed in his case alleging Federal Circuit and Family Court Judge Salvatore Vasta unlawfully imprisoned him for contempt after he failed […]

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Law firm accused of ‘woefully prepared’ case dodges bid for personal costs
Business of Law 2023-08-30 10:51 pm By Sam Matthews

A disgruntled client who accused a Sydney-based law firm of running a “woefully prepared” case has lost his appeal of a judge’s rejection of his […]

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Shine blames delays in class action settlement approval for 90% profit drop
Business of Law 2023-08-29 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

Delays in court approval of settlements in their pelvic mesh class actions against US giants Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific have been blamed for […]

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‘Universally lauded’: Stephen Gageler appointed High Court’s next top judge
High Court 2023-08-22 11:06 am By Cindy Cameronne

The legal community has welcomed the appointment of Justice Stephen Gageler to be the 14th chief justice of the High Court, praising the judge for […]

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