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New crop of Victorian silks appointed by top judge
Business of Law 2023-10-18 6:22 pm By Sam Matthews

Several class action counsel and an IP expert are among twenty-five new silks appointed in Victoria. On Wednesday, Victorian Bar president Sam Hay KC welcomed […]

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Court erred in failing to find judicial immunity, judge argues
Courts 2023-10-18 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court erred in finding a judge did not have judicial immunity from liability for damages suffered by a Queensland man found to have […]

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Don’t rush to the bench, says retiring High Court chief justice
High Court 2023-10-17 4:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Reflecting on her early ascension to the bench, retiring High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel has said the advancement of women in the legal profession […]

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Legal watchdog not barred from pursuing second complaint against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2023-10-16 7:23 pm By Sam Matthews

The ACT legal watchdog was not barred from investigating a second complaint of misconduct against a Canberra solicitor after an initial complaint was dismissed, a […]

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Johnson Winter Slattery picks up IP specialist from Corrs
Intellectual Property 2023-10-11 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Johnson Winter Slattery has lured to the firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s intellectual property litigator Chrystal Dare, who led the historical copyright case over the rights […]

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Diversity, merit not at odds, say backers of Vic Bar constitutional amendments
Business of Law 2023-10-09 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Diversity and merit are not mutually exclusive, say supporters of changes to the rules governing barristers in Victoria, which will add to the Bar’s stated […]

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Top class action, commercial barristers among 25 new silks
Business of Law 2023-10-06 10:42 pm By Sam Matthews

Twenty-five barristers have joined the rank of silk in NSW, including one who represented AMP in a class action that settled for $100 million and […]

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Solicitor closed law firm to dodge barrister’s fees, tribunal hears
Legal Ethics 2023-10-05 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A solicitor has been found guilty of professional misconduct for shuttering his law practice to avoid paying a barrister’s $137,000 bill and for repeatedly failing […]

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Law firm partner takes fight with ATO over exit payment to High Court
Tax 2023-10-05 3:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A retired law firm partner has taken his battle with the ATO to the High Court, arguing he is not liable to be taxed on […]

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Shine improves disclosures in wake of review, ASIC says
Accounting 2023-10-05 11:32 pm By Sam Matthews

The ASX-listed Shine Lawyers has earned marks for improvement in a review by ASIC of its disclosures relating to interest on litigation funding loans, the […]

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