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IP boutique looks to sue former partners that jumped ship
Business of Law June 26, 2019 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two lawyers that recently left the intellectual property boutique where they worked for a combined 40 years to set up their own firm are now […]

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Funder can’t keep $2.2M of JustKapital’s Provident settlement cut in court
Business of Law June 21, 2019 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

JustKapital has defeated a bid by funder Litman Holdings to keep $2.2 million remaining from its cut of a $44.25 million settlement in two class […]

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Law firms should air their gender pay gap ‘dirty laundry’, Herbert Smith Freehills boss says
Business of Law June 21, 2019 8:51 pm By Amelia Birnie

One of the top Australian executives of Herbert Smith Freehills has advocated for a UK-style quartile pay transparency system Down Under, calling on law firms […]

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Judge scolds Mills Oakley for ‘regrettable’ arrangement with debt management company
Business of Law June 19, 2019 8:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has partly sided with a former Mills Oakley client in his challenge to a costs ruling in a saga over $25,000 in unpaid […]

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Commonwealth Bank still on the hunt for new GC
Financial Services June 18, 2019 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The clock is ticking on Commonwealth Bank’s search for a new general counsel, with the position still vacant two weeks before the bank’s current top […]

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Shine, Slater & Gordon dismiss speculation of merger
Business of Law June 11, 2019 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers and Slater & Gordon on Tuesday dismissed media reports that the two law firms were in merger talks or that there were any […]

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Ex-HWL Ebsworth partner wins $450,000 for ‘irrational’ termination
Employment June 6, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former partner expelled from HWL Ebsworth has been awarded $450,000 in damages after the NSW Supreme Court found the reasons for the termination were […]

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Piper Alderman partner rejected offer to leave on a ‘dignified basis’, court told
Business of Law June 3, 2019 9:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

A senior Piper Alderman partner who has launched a sex discrimination case against the law firm rejected “reasonable settlement offers” that would have allowed her […]

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Insufficient evidence Piper Alderman discriminated against female partner, judge says
Employment May 27, 2019 10:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a senior female partner at Piper Alderman has not provided sufficient evidence that the firm moved to oust her from its […]

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Ex-Slater & Gordon solicitor axed for complaints about ‘unethical’ funding referral scheme, lawsuit says
Employment May 23, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior lawyer at Slater & Gordon has filed a lawsuit against his old employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about allegedly unethical […]

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