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Myer takes Mark Elliott’s firm to court over $1.4M legal bill
Class Actions 2021-09-09 2:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A firm created by solicitor Mark Elliott as a vehicle to launch shareholder class actions has been taken to court by Myer over an unpaid […]

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PwC partner at centre of ATO privilege spat earned less than non-lawyer assistants, court hears
Tax 2021-09-09 6:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

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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PwC client says ATO’s privilege case ‘nightmare to the rule of law’
Business of Law 2021-09-08 9:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Meat processing company and former PricewaterhouseCoopers client JBS has slammed as a “nightmare to the rule of law” a claim by the Commissioner of Taxation […]

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Silk for former Deutsche Bank exec appointed to NSW Supreme Court
Courts 2021-09-08 10:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The barrister acting for a former Deutsche Bank executive named in a criminal case over an ANZ share placement has ascended to the NSW Supreme […]

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PwC partner was used to give ‘cloak of privilege’ to work, ATO tells court
Tax 2021-09-06 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers used one of its legally qualified partners as a “postbox” to provide a “cloak of privilege” to work conducted for meat processing […]

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Class action filings plummet as law firms, litigation funders regroup
Feature 2021-09-03 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of new class actions has nosedived in the past six months, but experts say the drop does not signal a long-term trend but […]

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Law firm can’t get fees after ‘dishonourable conduct’ toward clients
Business of Law 2021-09-03 10:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was not entitled to the bulk of $165,000 in legal fees charged […]

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Barrister hit with injunction after judge complains to NSW Bar
Business of Law 2021-09-02 10:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A NSW barrister has been hit with an injunction for working without a valid practising certificate after a judge made a complaint to the Bar […]

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Hall & Wilcox recruits insurance partner from Herbert Smith Freehills
Business of Law 2021-09-02 5:44 pm By Sam Matthews

Hall & Wilcox has expanded its corporate insurance, commercial and regulatory offering with the appointment of new partner Philip Hopley, formerly of Herbert Smith Freehills. […]

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Firms get creative to help locked-down lawyers stay connected
Business of Law 2021-08-27 11:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus thrusting Australia’s largest cities back into a protracted lockdown, lawyers forced to return to remote work for the […]

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