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Court slashes $450,000 judgment against HWL Ebsworth
Employment 2019-12-17 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has slashed a $450,000 judgment against law firm HWL Ebsworth to $127,000, after finding a former partner who sued the firm for […]

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‘Agile and bold’: Newly appointed Norton Rose managing partner poised to lead
Employment 2019-12-13 9:58 pm By

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Alison Deitz as managing partner to lead the global firm’s team in Australia, and Deitz told Lawyerly the firm will […]

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Pizzeys wins discovery bid for possible lawsuit against patent attorneys who jumped ship
Business of Law 2019-12-13 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Boutique IP firm Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys has won its bid for preliminary discovery to pursue possible claims against two patent attorneys who […]

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‘Grossly negligent’ Atanaskovic Hartnell manager was offered job back, trial hears
Employment 2019-12-11 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former general manager who is suing law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell for alleged bullying and faces cross claims that she failed to satisfactorily perform her […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner to expand case against firm
Business of Law 2019-12-09 12:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior Piper Alderman partner who lodged a sex discrimination case against the firm and was forced off the partnership in June is broadening […]

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Funder to earn up to $130M from Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2019-12-02 4:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Funder IMF Bentham expects to bring in up to $130 million in income for backing the Queensland floods class action, after a judge ruled last […]

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Class actions get boost with contingency fees bill in Victoria
Class Actions 2019-11-28 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Plaintiffs lawyers running class actions in Victoria will be free to charge contingency fees under new legislation introduced by the Labor government this week, a […]

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160-year-old IP boutique Watermark to hang up its hat
Business of Law 2019-11-21 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

IP boutique Griffith Hack will soon have around 80 practicing lawyers when it absorbs Australia’s oldest specialist intellectual property firm Watermark next year. Intellectual property […]

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HWL Ebsworth says it axed partner for lying about printouts
Business of Law 2019-11-21 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth claims it was justified in firing a former partner for being dishonest about why he printed out confidential material, as the firm challenges […]

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Part of K&L Gates’ employment team strikes out on its own
Business of Law 2019-11-18 4:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A sizeable group of employment lawyers from K&L Gates has parted ways with the US legal giant to set up its own specialist shop, shaking […]

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