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Top judge of South Australia corrects JK Rowling on pronoun protocol
Courts 2023-11-06 5:06 pm By Sam Matthews

The Chief Justice of South Australia has corrected JK Rowling’s “completely unfounded” fears about a new practice note relating to the use of preferred gender […]

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Liberal powerbroker Marcus Bastiaan sues law firm over $400,000 defamation bill
Business of Law 2023-10-31 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Marcus Bastiaan has sued solicitors who acted in his settled defamation case against Nine over branch stacking allegations, claiming the legal bill was “grossly disproportionate” […]

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Dentons nabs patents ace from Spruson & Ferguson
Intellectual Property 2023-10-30 11:13 am By Cindy Cameronne

Dentons has snagged a former principal at intellectual property firm Spruson & Ferguson to join its patents team in Sydney.  Tam Huynh joined Dentons earlier […]

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Judge’s immunity appeal may go straight to High Court
Courts 2023-10-25 1:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge’s appeal of a decision that found he unlawfully imprisoned a man for contempt and was liable for over $300,000 in damages may go […]

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Diversity clause in Victorian Bar constitution fails to win the votes
Business of Law 2023-10-24 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barristers in Victoria have voted against changes to the Bar’s constitution to include the promotion of diversity and prevention of discrimination as part of the […]

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High Court asked to weigh in on advocate’s immunity shield for solicitor
Appeals 2023-10-23 4:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has been asked to weigh in on the extent of advocate’s immunity in a dispute between a Sydney solicitor and his former […]

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Thomson Geer lures tax partner from Clayton Utz
Tax 2023-10-23 9:12 pm By Sam Matthews

Thomson Geer has snagged a Clayton Utz special counsel to bolster its tax practice. Cameron Forbes joins Thomson Geer as a partner in the firm’s […]

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Barrister fees recoverable under workers’ comp rules, appeals court says
Business of Law 2023-10-20 5:42 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has found that barrister’s fees are not excluded as a recoverable outlay under worker’s compensation regulations. In a decision handed down on […]

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‘A true all-rounder’: NSW judge farewelled for High Court
Courts 2023-10-19 11:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

With customary wit the top judge of NSW has sent off Justice Robert Beech-Jones to take his seat on the High Court, observing the value […]

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Barristers better than consulting firms for government work, inquiry told
Business of Law 2023-10-19 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Government should shift away from using large professional services firms for advisory work and retain barristers to help avoid conflicts, increase accountability and ensure value […]

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