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Four law firms send staff home amid coronavirus fears
Business of Law 2020-03-12 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The number of law firms forcing staff to work remotely in response to concerns about exposure to the new coronavirus has grown, with four firms […]

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Clayton Utz reopens Sydney office after employee’s wife cleared of coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-06 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Staff at the Sydney office of Clayton Utz can return to work Monday after the law firm sent employees home last week amid concerns that […]

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Clayton Utz sends staff home amid coronavirus concerns
Business of Law 2020-03-05 5:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Clayton Utz has sent staff at its Sydney office home amid concerns that one of its employees may have been exposed to the […]

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IMF Bentham CEO says funders must evolve with ever-changing class action regime
Business of Law 2020-03-05 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

As Victoria looks set to pass legislation allowing law firms to cut litigation funders out of class action work, and the High Court increases the […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner says sex discrimination case a matter of ‘public importance’
Business of Law 2020-03-04 2:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case dismissed last year by the Australian Human Rights Commission, saying the seriousness […]

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Judge says cost agreement void, but approves $2M payday for Maddens in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-03-03 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $2 million payout for Maddens Lawyers in a class action against electricity provider Powercor over a 2018 St […]

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‘An inexact science’: Geowash execs can’t void Thomson Geer costs agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-03 4:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two executives of car wash franchisor Geowash that were found to be knowingly involved in the company’s unconscionable conduct in its dealings with franchisees have […]

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Non-equity partners poised to jump ship, survey shows
Business of Law 2020-02-28 1:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Non-equity partners at leading law firms are looking to jump ship in search of higher pay and greater decision-making powers, a new survey has found. […]

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Ex-Victorian prosecutor awarded $435,000 for work-related PTSD
Business of Law 2020-02-20 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former prosecutor working for the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions in its sexual offences division has won a $435,000 judgment by the state’s Supreme […]

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In loss for Herbert Smith Freehills, court says self-represented law firms can’t recover costs
Business of Law 2020-02-13 4:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills cannot recover its costs for successfully representing itself in litigation with United Petroleum over the company’s aborted initial public offering, with an […]

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