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Thomson Geer snags class action lawyer from Clifford Chance
Business of Law 2022-04-27 10:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Thomson Geer has lured a lawyer specialising in complex litigation, including class actions, from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance. Scott Castledine joined Thomson Geer’s disputes […]

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‘Don’t rock the boat’: Lawyer says Greenwoods & Freehills forced him out over Lendlease ‘tax dodge’
Tax 2022-04-26 2:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Greenwoods & Freehills partner is suing the tax advisory firm and Lendlease, alleging he was effectively sacked after refusing to put his name […]

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WA lawyer fined $24,000, reprimanded for pursuing hopeless case
Business of Law 2022-04-26 9:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Perth solicitor has been reprimanded and ordered to pay a $24,000 fine after a tribunal found he had engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct for […]

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Ashurst nabs legal governance pro from King & Wood Mallesons
Business of Law 2022-04-26 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ashurst has poached legal governance specialist Miriam Kleiner from King & Wood Mallesons to join the firm’s strategic advisory practice. The Big Six firm said […]

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Law firm’s cost dislosures inadequate to recoup two-thirds of judgment amount, court finds
Legal Ethics 2022-04-21 1:37 pm By Sam Matthews

A law firm that recouped two-thirds of a personal injury payout in excess of the statutory cap through a “potentially misleading” costs agreement will pay […]

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Another aggrieved partner takes HWL Ebsworth boss to court
Business of Law 2022-04-19 5:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

HWL Ebsworth managing partner Juan Martinez is yet again the target of a lawsuit, the latest claiming he committed a “fundamental breach” by locking a […]

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Mills Oakley hires Monde Legal founder for IP team
Business of Law 2022-04-19 3:28 pm By Sam Matthews

Mills Oakley has bolstered its intellectual property practice with the appointment of new partner Lisa Egan, who will be based in the firm’s Melbourne office. […]

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High Court restores $435,000 award to sex offences prosecutor diagnosed with PTSD
Employment 2022-04-13 4:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has reinstated a $435,000 judgment awarded to a former lawyer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder while working for the Special Sexual Offences […]

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Ex-Atanaskovic Hartnell lawyer stripped from roll after stealing $10M to feed gambling addiction
Legal Ethics 2022-04-12 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Atanaskovic Hartnell lawyer Brody Clarke has had his name removed from the roll after the NSW Court of Appeal found he engaged in “dishonourable […]

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Barrister found guilty of ‘breathtaking’ contempt, cops suspended sentence
Legal Ethics 2022-04-11 2:06 pm By Sam Matthews

A NSW barrister who continued to practice in local courts without a valid certificate has received a suspended prison sentence for criminal contempt, after a […]

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