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Ashurst targets gender parity in leadership ranks by 2026
Business of Law 2021-09-21 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Big Six firm Ashurst has committed to achieving gender parity among its partners and senior business service leaders within the next five years. Ashurst released […]

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Keybridge Capital takes lawyers to court over $600,000 in fees
Business of Law 2021-09-20 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investment firm Keybridge Capital has brought action in court seeking to set aside a statutory demand for $165,000 issued by its former law firm and […]

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Sydney law firm didn’t pay paralegal minimum wage: FWO
Employment 2021-09-17 6:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A boutique Sydney law firm has been taken to court by the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly failing to pay the minimum wage to a […]

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Lawyers on notice as watchdog launches anonymous harassment reporting tool
Business of Law 2021-09-16 3:33 pm By Sam Matthews

An online tool launched Thursday by the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner enables targets and witnesses of sexual harassment to anonymously report incidents to […]

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PwC a ‘different beast’ to law firms when it comes to privilege, court hears
Tax 2021-09-13 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assessing claims of privilege involving multidisciplinary firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers that offer legal and accounting services is “inherently awkward”, a court heard on the final day […]

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‘Curious choice’ to sue PwC and not Baker McKenzie, judge says
Accounting 2021-09-13 2:00 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Chinese lender Aoyin must pay PricewaterhouseCoopers’ legal costs for a vacated trial after Aoyin’s eleventh hour decision to join Baker McKenzie to a $10 million […]

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PwC partner kept on JBS brief to maintain privilege despite CFO’s unhappiness
Business of Law 2021-09-10 9:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A PwC partner who the ATO claims was assigned to work on a matter for meat processing company JBS to bring a “cloak of legal […]

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Sacked lawyer told to settle or face complaint to legal watchdog, court hears
Employment 2021-09-10 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm may have exerted unfair or illegitimate pressure on a sacked solicitor when it told her to accept an offer to settle her […]

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Developer PPK Group appeals defeat in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-09-10 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Property developer PPK Group is challenging the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against law firm HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned […]

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Law firms say more COVID-19 cost cutting measures not on the cards
Business of Law 2021-09-09 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

When COVID-19 first hit Australia, law firms braced for the major disruption that the pandemic and resulting lockdowns would cause to business. Many of the […]

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