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ATO takes aim at ‘reckless’ legal professional privilege claims
Legal Ethics 2022-06-22 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Taxation Office has finalised its protocol for dealing with claims of legal professional privilege, developed in response to large companies asserting “reckless” privilege […]

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PwC sued over advice on $88M sale of Hudson Pacific to Retail Food Group
Financial Services 2022-05-12 5:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of wholesale food company Hudson Pacific has sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for allegedly providing bad advice on the terms of the $88 million sale of […]

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TerraCom continues fight to keep PwC report from ASIC investigators
Appeals 2022-04-08 5:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Coal mining firm TerraCom has taken its bid to shield a PricewaterhouseCoopers report from ASIC to the Full Court, appealing a judgment which found the […]

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PwC can’t ‘rout’ documents through ‘postbox’ lawyer to secure privilege, court finds
Tax 2022-04-06 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advice from non-lawyers “routed” through a legal practitioner at multidisciplinary partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers cannot be shielded under legal professional privilege, the Federal Court has found. Justice […]

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PwC can’t claim privilege over all advice to JBS, judge finds
Tax 2022-03-25 10:57 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the Australian Taxation Office’s claim that legal professional privilege does not apply to any communications between PricewaterhouseCoopers and its client, meat […]

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TerraCom can’t keep PwC report from ASIC investigators
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-03-11 10:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mining company TerraCom has lost a case seeking to shield a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, which is investigating claims […]

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Dixon Advisory files for administration, blaming class actions
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-19 10:40 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Embattled wealth advisor Dixon Advisory has filed for administration, saying its potential liability in two class actions and a $7.2 million penalty agreed to in […]

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Careers Australia directors face insolvent trading case over $40M dividend
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-17 7:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia has filed a lawsuit against the company’s former directors, including founding CEO of Optus Robert Mansfield, […]

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PwC strikes back in class action over $50M Axsesstoday prospectus
Class Actions 2021-11-30 6:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has hit back at a class action over a $50 million prospectus for Axsesstoday, filing a cross-claim against the asset finance […]

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PwC hit with $43M negligence lawsuit by failed VET provider Cornerstone
Professional Negligence 2021-11-17 4:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is facing claims of professional negligence by insolvent tertiary education provider Cornerstone for allegedly assisting the company’s former director in overstating the […]

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