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With High Court leave, Arrium class action plaintiffs may get second chance to grill ex-director
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-11 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two shareholders of failed Arrium Group have secured leave from the High Court to challenge a ruling that nixed their planned examination of a former […]

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KPMG lures NewLaw ace for digitisation push
Business of Law 2021-01-18 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

KPMG Law has snagged a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner and NewLaw expert to lead its recently formed legal operations transformation services team, which the firm says […]

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‘I’ve never seen such nonsense in an affidavit’: Judge flays lawyers in S&P class action
Class Actions 2020-11-27 1:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has lashed out at the legal team behind a class action against S&P over allegedly misleading credit ratings for filing hearsay evidence in […]

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Deloitte defends partner who took audit files at centre of class action
Class Actions 2019-12-09 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Deloitte chairman Tom Imbresi has defended a move by a firm partner to make off with the audit file of collapsed construction company Hastie after […]

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Judge joins twin actions against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-09-05 12:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has consolidated two concurrent cases against the former directors and auditors of collapsed construction company Forge Group, after warning the overlapping actions needed […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-16 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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‘Nothing more than a witch hunt’: Clive Palmer agrees to multimillion dollar Queensland Nickel settlement
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-06 8:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mining magnate Clive Palmer says he feels “vindicated” after reaching a multimillion dollar settlement that resolves the majority of claims brought against him following the […]

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Judge rejects ‘arguably excessive’ funder’s commission in KPMG class action
Class Actions 2019-07-31 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected a proposed common fund order in the settled KPMG class action, saying the funder’s commission was “arguably excessive” and could result […]

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Grant Thornton steps up as contradictor in KPMG class action settlement
Class Actions 2019-07-25 8:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has thrown off prior concerns and agreed to take on the dual role of scheme administrator of a confidential settlement by […]

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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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