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Shine Lawyers’ profits down, but hopes high after boosting class action practice
Business of Law 2019-08-28 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a year in which it settled a shareholder class action against itself and purchased a class action boutique, publicly-traded law firm Shine Lawyers has […]

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Patent attorneys sued by firm win bid for Seyfarth docs
Business of Law 2019-08-19 4:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two patent attorneys who are being sued by a boutique IP firm for jumping ship to start their own business have cleared the first hurdle […]

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Law firms to compete for more than $1 billion in government work
Business of Law 2019-08-16 8:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over […]

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High Court dismisses Glencore’s bid to block ATO from eyeing Paradise Papers
Appeals 2019-08-14 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal producer Glencore International has lost its High Court appeal to keep the Australian Taxation Office from reviewing documents related to its offshore assets, which […]

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Old rivals, hungry new players power class action market
Business of Law 2019-08-12 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyerly’s inaugural class action report shows one plaintiffs firm dominating the field, running more than twice the active class actions as its nearest rivals. But […]

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Big 6 dominate class action defence, but plenty of work to go around
Business of Law 2019-08-12 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Many commercial dispute resolution groups in Australia are getting a boost from class action defence work, as more parties get dragged into increasingly complex representative […]

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Lawyerly ranks the top law firms for class actions
Business of Law 2019-08-12 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Eleven law firms reign supreme in the legal market for class actions in Australia, with ten or more class actions on their plates, and two […]

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Burford Capital’s accounting practices targeted by US short-seller
Business of Law 2019-08-08 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Burford Capital has come under fire by a US short-seller which claims the litigation funder has engaged in misleading accounting practices and is a “poor […]

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Dentons to acquire New Zealand firm to expand Australasian footprint
Business of Law 2019-07-31 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

International legal giant Dentons will acquire New Zealand law firm Kensington Swan, a move that will further strengthen its position in the Australasian region. Dentons […]

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KPMG promotes first Australian to global head of legal services
People In The News 2019-07-24 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former King & Wood Mallesons managing partner Stuart Fuller will take the reins of KPMG’s global legal services division, the first Australian at the helm […]

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