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Slater & Gordon auditor faces second class action
Securities 2018-08-03 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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Australian Bar Association defeats challenge to trade mark registration
Intellectual Property 2018-08-02 11:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Bar Association can move forward with its plans to trade mark the terms “Austbar” and “Aust bar” after defeating a second challenge brought […]

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Tips for stepping your business development game up
Business of Law 2018-07-24 11:13 pm By

How would you describe your firm’s approach to business development? Ad hoc? Adequate? Well-planned? Business development is something that is often neglected within law firms […]

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Judge dismisses ex-Norton Rose lawyer’s arguments for mediation move
Business of Law 2018-03-28 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Wednesday issued his reasons for refusing a bid by a former Norton Rose Fulbright lawyer to move scheduled mediation of the case […]

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DibbsBarker to close up shop following Dentons deal
Business of Law 2018-03-22 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

DibbsBarker is closing its doors after signing a deal that will see 17 partners and support staff move to Dentons, the world’s largest firm. The […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills to oust partner over sexual harassment claims
Business of Law 2018-03-16 11:36 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has suspended an Australian partner and intends to remove him from the partnership within a week after multiple allegations of sexual harassment […]

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Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t move mediation out of Sydney
Employment 2018-03-01 7:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Norton Rose employment partner in litigation with the firm over his firing has lost his bid to move next week’s scheduled mediation out […]

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Slater & Gordon auditor denies blame for investors’ loss
Securities 2018-02-27 7:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Auditing firm Pitcher Partners has filed its defence in a class action accusing it of wrongly signing off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports, denying […]

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Norton Rose dispute with ex-partner heads to mediation
Employment 2018-02-22 8:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A bitter court battle over the firing of a Norton Rose Fulbright employment partner in which the firm admitted it retroactively signed and dated a […]

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HWL Ebsworth says fired lawyer’s behaviour ‘not kosher’
Business of Law 2018-02-21 6:23 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A lawyer suing HWL Ebsworth for unfair dismissal publicly criticised the federal government — one of the firm’s top clients  — and “it’s not kosher […]

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