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Law firms need to do more to boost diversity in legal profession, NSW Law Society says
Business of Law 2021-10-22 9:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The NSW Law Society says law firms should consider equitable briefing and setting quotas to improve cultural diversity in the legal profession, saying more needs […]

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‘Elephant in the room’: Judge questions conduct of some lawyers for Banksia legal team
Business of Law 2021-10-19 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last week’s judgment denouncing the scandalous behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action cast a spotlight on the conduct of lawyers […]

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Colin Biggers & Paisley swallows up Melbourne law firm
Business of Law 2021-10-18 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has pulled off a merger in the middle of lockdown, acquiring a Melbourne law firm that will boost its […]

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Lawyer who helped expose Banksia scandal questions reliance on self-regulation
Class Actions 2021-10-15 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor behind the successful challenge to the claim for ill-gotten spoils by the Banksia Securities class action legal team says he draws little comfort […]

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Banksia class action judgment shows force of Vic’s overarching obligations
Legal Ethics 2021-10-14 10:44 pm By Editor

This week’s judgment referring the conduct of lawyers behind the Banksia class action to prosecutors shows the effectiveness of unique legislative provisions in Victoria that […]

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Hall & Wilcox nabs two Big Six lawyers to grow employment practice
Employment 2021-10-14 11:35 am By Bianca Hrovat

Independent Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has nabbed “high calibre” employment lawyers from Corrs Chambers Westgarth and King & Wood Mallesons as it seeks […]

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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Barrister fights to remain anonymous as NSW Bar seeks stiffer penalty for lewd act
Legal Ethics 2021-10-08 9:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court hearing the case of a barrister who allegedly made a sexual comment to a clerk while intoxicated at a dinner following a […]

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COVID-positive barrister’s visit to chambers prompts vaccination push
Coronavirus 2021-10-07 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Victorian Bar has urged barristers to remain vigilant and get vaccinated against COVID-19 after Owen Dixon Chambers East was named as an exposure site. […]

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