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Judge asks why Banksia class action solicitor hasn’t forfeited fees
Class Actions 2022-05-11 9:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the scandal-ridden Banksia Securities class action has questioned why a solicitor on record for the case hasn’t handed over his ill-gotten fees […]

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Banksia class action lawyers’ conduct ‘shocking and unimaginable’, judge told
Class Actions 2022-05-10 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action was “reprehensible” and the solicitor who allowed himself to be controlled by lawyer […]

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AMP denies acting unconscionably by charging dead customers for life insurance
Financial Services 2022-05-10 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

AMP has admitted two of its units charged customers fees for no service but denied it acted unconscionably in a case brought by the corporate […]

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‘I wish I’d never gone to lunch’: Banksia’s ‘postbox’ solicitor rues day he dined with Mark Elliott
Class Actions 2022-05-09 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A solicitor fighting to remain on the roll after his involvement in the infamous Banksia Securities class action has told of his regret at having […]

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KPMG should have advised Gunns to notify growers of new financing, class action says
Class Actions 2022-05-09 10:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over the failure of six managed investment schemes for eucalyptus wood in Tasmania has accused KPMG of failing to advise forestry giant […]

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No penalty for IOOF unit RI Advice in ASIC’s novel cybersecurity case
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-05-05 12:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

IOOF financial advice unit RI Advice has escaped a penalty in a test case alleging cybersecurity failures, but the firm must engage an IT security […]

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ASX wants $3M security for costs from iSignthis after Cyprus move
Financial Services 2022-05-05 4:56 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Stock Exchange is seeking $3.25 million in security for costs as it defends a $464 million lawsuit brought by fintech firm iSignthis, a […]

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ASIC’s contempt case against Mayfair’s Mawhinney paused pending ban challenge
Financial Services 2022-05-04 10:44 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered a temporary stay of ASIC’s case accusing Mayfair 101 director James Mawhinney of contempt for breaching a 20-year ban. Federal Court […]

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Investment fraudster Roger Munro sentenced to four and a half years jail
Financial Services 2022-05-04 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Gold Coast fraudster Dr Roger Munro has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of duping […]

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Melissa Caddick’s husband to vacate Dover Heights mansion as receivers push for sale
White Collar 2022-05-03 3:41 pm By Sam Matthews

The husband of Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick will be vacating the couple’s harbour-view mansion as court-ordered receivers prepare to put it up for sale.  In […]

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