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‘Grossly negligent’ Atanaskovic Hartnell manager was offered job back, trial hears
Employment December 11, 2019 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former general manager who is suing law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell for alleged bullying and faces cross claims that she failed to satisfactorily perform her […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner to expand case against firm
Business of Law December 9, 2019 12:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior Piper Alderman partner who lodged a sex discrimination case against the firm and was forced off the partnership in June is broadening […]

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Funder to earn up to $130M from Queensland floods class action
Class Actions December 2, 2019 4:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Funder IMF Bentham expects to bring in up to $130 million in income for backing the Queensland floods class action, after a judge ruled last […]

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Atanaskovic Hartnell’s $8,000 fee fight ‘a joke,’ judge says
Business of Law November 29, 2019 11:34 pm By Hannah Gee

A judge has called a spat between law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell and media company Birketu over $8,000 in fees “a joke,” after the firm won […]

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Class actions get boost with contingency fees bill in Victoria
Class Actions November 28, 2019 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs lawyers running class actions in Victoria will be free to charge contingency fees under new legislation introduced by the Labor government this week, a […]

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Partner that called manager a ‘malicious intermeddling fool’ not a rude person, court hears
Business of Law November 21, 2019 8:44 pm By Hannah Gee

A senior partner at a Sydney law firm who allegedly called a business manager “a malicious intermeddling fool” and coined a fictional disease to describe […]

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HWL Ebsworth says it axed partner for lying about printouts
Business of Law November 21, 2019 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth claims it was justified in firing a former partner for being dishonest about why he printed out confidential material, as the firm challenges […]

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160-year-old IP boutique Watermark to hang up its hat
Business of Law November 21, 2019 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP boutique Griffith Hack will soon have around 80 practicing lawyers when it absorbs Australia’s oldest specialist intellectual property firm Watermark next year. Intellectual property […]

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Law firm partner screamed at manager ‘like a madman’, court hears
Business of Law November 20, 2019 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 November 19, 2019 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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