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Judge scolds Mills Oakley for ‘regrettable’ arrangement with debt management company
Business of Law 2019-06-19 8:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has partly sided with a former Mills Oakley client in his challenge to a costs ruling in a saga over $25,000 in unpaid […]

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Commonwealth Bank still on the hunt for new GC
Financial Services 2019-06-18 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The clock is ticking on Commonwealth Bank’s search for a new general counsel, with the position still vacant two weeks before the bank’s current top […]

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Shine, Slater & Gordon dismiss speculation of merger
Business of Law 2019-06-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shine Lawyers and Slater & Gordon on Tuesday dismissed media reports that the two law firms were in merger talks or that there were any […]

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Ex-HWL Ebsworth partner wins $450,000 for ‘irrational’ termination
Employment 2019-06-06 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former partner expelled from HWL Ebsworth has been awarded $450,000 in damages after the NSW Supreme Court found the reasons for the termination were […]

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Piper Alderman partner rejected offer to leave on a ‘dignified basis’, court told
Business of Law 2019-06-03 9:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

A senior Piper Alderman partner who has launched a sex discrimination case against the law firm rejected “reasonable settlement offers” that would have allowed her […]

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Mills Oakley nabs K&L Gates partner for launch of Melbourne IP group
People In The News 2019-05-28 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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Insufficient evidence Piper Alderman discriminated against female partner, judge says
Employment 2019-05-27 10:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a senior female partner at Piper Alderman has not provided sufficient evidence that the firm moved to oust her from its […]

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Piper Alderman free to oust senior female partner amid sex discrimination case
Business of Law 2019-05-24 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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Ex-Slater & Gordon solicitor axed for complaints about ‘unethical’ funding referral scheme, lawsuit says
Employment 2019-05-23 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior lawyer at Slater & Gordon has filed a lawsuit against his old employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about allegedly unethical […]

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Australian lawyers more at risk of bullying, sexual harassment, report finds
Business of Law 2019-05-15 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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