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Scales tipping: More firms tell staff to work from home in age of coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-17 9:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of lawyers working at home continues to grow as the coronavirus spreads in Australia, with five law firms ordering staff to pack up […]

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Two law firms force staff to work from home, while others brace for possible coronavirus shutdown
Business of Law 2020-03-16 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms have mandated that staff begin working from home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, while others begin shifting their workforce […]

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Federal Court to take steps to protect litigants, lawyers from coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-13 6:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will take comprehensive steps to protect court staff, lawyers and litigants from the coronavirus, including expanding the use of videoconferencing and avoiding […]

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Full Court says HWL Ebsworth lawyer was not sacked for political views
Employment 2020-03-13 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has thrown out an appeal by a former special counsel of HWL Ebsworth, ruling the senior practitioner was reasonably fired for […]

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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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