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Judge questions Gadens’ cost disclosures in fee spat with client
Business of Law January 8, 2019 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed an assessment of Gadens’ legal costs in a dispute with a client over $665,000 in fees, saying while the application had […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills to represent AMP in ASIC suit over Clayton Utz docs
Business of Law January 18, 2019 9:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP has retained Herbert Smith Freehills — one of its go-to law firms — to represent it in legal proceedings by the Australian Securities and […]

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Law firm profits soar as competition for talent heats up
Business of Law December 7, 2018 2:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian law firm profits jumped 8.2 per cent in the past financial year amid heightened demand for legal services, according to a recent report, which […]

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Axed HWL special counsel says he was entitled to continued work
Employment November 16, 2018 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A special counsel that was sacked from HWL Ebsworth after writing an article that was critical of the government’s treatment of veterans, is seeking to […]

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In-house counsel warm to litigation finance
Business of Law October 18, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In-house counsel are becoming more open to litigation finance as a means to manage risk, according to a new report. The 2018 Litigation Finance Survey […]

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Vannin boss can’t escape cross claim by rival litigation funder
Business of Law October 22, 2018 11:06 am By Christine Caulfield

The managing director of litigation funder Vannin Capital lost a battle to dismiss a cross claim brought against him by rival LCM in a case […]

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Shine boosts shareholder class action practice with ACA acquisition
Business of Law October 5, 2018 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has acquired boutique class action firm ACA lawyers, a deal that will create the second largest class action firm in Australia by caseload […]

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The most sought-after firms for IP litigation
Intellectual Property August 10, 2018 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When it comes to bet-the-company matters that keep corporate counsel awake at night, intellectual property disputes often rank at the top of the list. And […]

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Slater & Gordon auditor faces second class action
Securities August 3, 2018 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Slater & Gordon auditor Pitcher Partners has been hit with a class action alleging it signed off on an overly rosy 2015 year-end financial […]

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Firms must teach lawyers the art of getting along, top litigator says
Business of Law August 9, 2018 9:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firms need to focus as much on training lawyers on the art of resolving cases early, as they do on the art of litigation, […]

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