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Chief judges say virtual hearings are here to stay
Courts 2021-06-24 4:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judges of three of the country’s top courts say virtual hearings, including through the use of popular livestream technology, will be around long […]

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Appeals court upholds minimal salary increases for public sector workers due to COVID-19
Employment 2021-04-26 6:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NSW public sector employees have lost their bid for a 2.5 per cent salary increase, with an appeals court upholding a decision which found the […]

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High Court asked to hear $10B COVID-19 business interruption case
Insurance 2020-12-18 10:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Insurance Council of Australia has asked the High Court to weigh in on its case against COVID-19 related claims in business interruption policies, following […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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Common fund order issue can’t be decided in ‘evidentiary vacuum’, NSW appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-10-30 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The NSW Court of Appeal has passed on the question of whether a judge can make a common fund order when a class action settles […]

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Victoria adopts remote court hearings and other ‘sensible’ changes ushered in by COVID-19
Coronavirus 2021-03-17 6:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian government has passed legislation allowing the state’s courts to permanently retain digital hearings, electronic signing and remote witnessing, which were implemented last year […]

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‘I’m not a cat’: Kitten filter on lawyer shows perils of virtual hearings
Coronavirus 2021-02-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A clip of a US lawyer whose face is obscured by a kitten filter during an online court hearing shows the pitfalls of virtual hearings, […]

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Judges need to recognise ‘human side’ of lawyers, NSW chief judge says
Chief Justice Tom Bathurst 2021-02-05 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Going to court shouldn’t be a “Darwinian experience” for lawyers, where only those with thick skin or no children survive, NSW’s most senior judge has […]

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‘Missed the mark’: Qantas loses urgent appeal in spat with Virgin-bound exec
Employment 2021-03-26 6:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Qantas’ dispute with former executive Nick Rohrlach over his defection to competitor Virgin Australia should be heard […]

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Law firms circle insurers over COVID-19 business interruption claims
Class Actions 2021-01-15 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

At least five law firms are investigating lawsuits, including class action proceedings, in the wake of a landmark test case on COVID-19 exclusions for business […]

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