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Mills Oakley nabs K&L Gates partner for launch of Melbourne IP group
People In The News 2019-05-28 1:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian law firm Mills Oakley has established an IP practice in its Melbourne office, snatching a senior lawyer from rival K&L Gates, which is now […]

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Insufficient evidence Piper Alderman discriminated against female partner, judge says
Employment 2019-05-27 10:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a senior female partner at Piper Alderman has not provided sufficient evidence that the firm moved to oust her from its […]

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Piper Alderman free to oust senior female partner amid sex discrimination case
Business of Law 2019-05-24 4:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The job of a senior Piper Alderman partner is in jeopardy after a court refused to extend an injunction preventing her from being ousted from […]

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Ex-Slater & Gordon solicitor axed for complaints about ‘unethical’ funding referral scheme, lawsuit says
Employment 2019-05-23 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior lawyer at Slater & Gordon has filed a lawsuit against his old employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about allegedly unethical […]

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Australian lawyers more at risk of bullying, sexual harassment, report finds
Business of Law 2019-05-15 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sexual harassment is “alarmingly commonplace” in Australian law firms, with almost half of all women in the legal profession experiencing harassment at least once, a […]

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IMF Bentham joins forces with US law firm to set up first legal fund in Asia
Business of Law 2019-04-17 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

IMF Bentham is teaming up with US law firm Boies Schiller Flexner to establish a $30 million fund for Vietnamese businesses to pursue cross-border legal […]

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Mills Oakley’s fee fight with ex-client back on after court sets aside judgment for law firm
Business of Law 2019-04-15 3:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A battle over unpaid fees by a former Mills Oakley client is not over after a judge found the law firm notifed the company of […]

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Founder of NewLaw firm guilty of professional misconduct for ‘cavalier approach’
Legal Ethics 2019-04-09 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

NewLaw pioneer and founder of Bespoke Law, Jeremy Szwider, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct after taking on a case […]

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Fight over funder’s ‘secret’ side deal in Arasor class action continues
Business of Law 2019-04-05 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has scheduled a two-day hearing to hear a dispute between investment group Caason Investments, a lead applicant in a shareholder class action against defunct […]

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Uplift fee voids Queensland law firm’s cost agreement, judge says
Business of Law 2019-03-29 9:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found a Queensland law firm’s costs agreement void because it did not provide enough information about the firm’s uplift fee. Justice John […]

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