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Australian lawyers more at risk of bullying, sexual harassment, report finds
Business of Law May 15, 2019 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sexual harassment is “alarmingly commonplace” in Australian law firms, with almost half of all women in the legal profession experiencing harassment at least once, a […]

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Mills Oakley nabs K&L Gates partner for launch of Melbourne IP group
People In The News May 28, 2019 1:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian law firm Mills Oakley has established an IP practice in its Melbourne office, snatching a senior lawyer from rival K&L Gates, which is now […]

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Piper Alderman free to oust senior female partner amid sex discrimination case
Business of Law May 24, 2019 4:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The job of a senior Piper Alderman partner is in jeopardy after a court refused to extend an injunction preventing her from being ousted from […]

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Founder of NewLaw firm guilty of professional misconduct for ‘cavalier approach’
Legal Ethics April 9, 2019 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

NewLaw pioneer and founder of Bespoke Law, Jeremy Szwider, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct after taking on a case […]

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Uplift fee voids Queensland law firm’s cost agreement, judge says
Business of Law March 29, 2019 9:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found a Queensland law firm’s costs agreement void because it did not provide enough information about the firm’s uplift fee. Justice John […]

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Mills Oakley’s fee fight with ex-client back on after court sets aside judgment for law firm
Business of Law April 15, 2019 3:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A battle over unpaid fees by a former Mills Oakley client is not over after a judge found the law firm notifed the company of […]

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IMF Bentham joins forces with US law firm to set up first legal fund in Asia
Business of Law April 17, 2019 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

IMF Bentham is teaming up with US law firm Boies Schiller Flexner to establish a $30 million fund for Vietnamese businesses to pursue cross-border legal […]

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Court shuts down law firm MWP’s claims over stolen clients
Business of Law March 11, 2019 11:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has halted a lawsuit by an international law firm against a former director who formed a breakaway law firm with two Australian lawyers […]

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Fight over funder’s ‘secret’ side deal in Arasor class action continues
Business of Law April 5, 2019 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has scheduled a two-day hearing to hear a dispute between investment group Caason Investments, a lead applicant in a shareholder class action against defunct […]

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Piper Alderman, senior female partner fail to resolve sex discrimination suit
Business of Law March 13, 2019 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Piper Alderman and a senior female partner who has accused the law firm’s leaders of sex discrimination have been unable to settle their dispute out […]

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