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Law firm partner screamed at manager ‘like a madman’, court hears
Business of Law 2019-11-20 6:03 pm By Hannah Gee

A former general manager at a high-profile law firm broke down in court on Wednesday as she recalled a telephone conversation with a name partner […]

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‘Reckless’ and ‘half-baked’: Firm partner’s emails hurt because they were true, court told
Employment 2019-11-19 7:14 pm By Hannah Gee

An ex-law firm manager suing her former employer for unpaid wages was insulted by emails from a name partner only because they were true, a […]

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Managing partner told law firm manager to stop lining up menstrual cycle with billing cycle, court hears
Employment 2019-11-18 10:04 pm By Hannah Gee

Emails from the managing partner at a high-profile Australian law firm to a general manager were “vitriolic” and “belitting,” a court has heard, including one […]

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Part of K&L Gates’ employment team strikes out on its own
Business of Law 2019-11-18 4:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A sizeable group of employment lawyers from K&L Gates has parted ways with the US legal giant to set up its own specialist shop, shaking […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights 2019-11-15 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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IP firm pursues potential lawsuit against HWL Ebsworth
Business of Law 2019-11-13 10:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A specialist IP law firm has launched preliminary discovery proceedings against HWL Ebsworth after one of its lawyers jumped ship. Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick chair Greg […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case back on
Business of Law 2019-11-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner who filed a sex discrimination case against the law firm and was ousted from the partnership months later, is pressing […]

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Litigation funder throws off lawsuit seeking cut of $5M class action fee
Business of Law 2019-10-29 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawfinance, formerly known as Just Kapital, has won summary dismissal of a lawsuit initiated by its founder seeking a piece of the funder’s $5 million […]

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HWL Ebsworth resolves claims partner helped divert insurance money to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics 2019-10-16 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HWL Ebsworth has resolved a lawsuit alleging one of its partners helped the former directors of an insolvent mobile ticketing company divert the proceeds of […]

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Ex-Pizzeys patent attorneys deny using confidential info to poach clients
Business of Law 2019-10-16 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two patent attorneys being sued by boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are resisting an application for preliminary discovery, denying the firm’s […]

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