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CBRE wins appeal over allegedly negligent $27.3M valuation
Real Estate 2022-04-13 9:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Real estate giant CBRE Group has won its appeal in a dispute with defunct fund manager City Pacific, which claimed the company negligently valued a Queensland marina at $27.3 million in 2006 and caused millions in losses.

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New Chief Justice decries ‘insidious depersonalisation’ of remote legal work
Courts 2022-03-08 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court’s new Chief Justice has used his maiden speech to lament how remote hearings and working from home has led to the “insidious depersonalisation” of the legal profession, with half-empty chambers and solicitor’s offices losing their soul and personality.

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Justice Andrew Bell to become NSW Supreme Court’s new top judge
Courts 2022-02-16 9:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Justice Andrew Bell has been appointed the new Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, after the current head of the court announced last year it was time to step down after almost 11 years in office.

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CBRE can’t dodge Trilogy Funds case over $34.8M valuation
Real Estate 2021-12-15 9:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Commercial real estate giant CBRE Group has lost its bid to toss proceedings brought by fund manager Trilogy claiming the company negligently valued a Queensland marina at $34.8 million in 2006 and caused millions in losses.

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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action brought over alleged negligent water management, an appeals court has found.

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Barrister hit with injunction after judge complains to NSW Bar
Business of Law 2021-09-02 10:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A NSW barrister has been hit with an injunction for working without a valid practising certificate after a judge made a complaint to the Bar Association.

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Appeals court to decide if Murray Darling Basin Authority can limit class action liability
Class Actions 2021-08-27 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will soon make its case directly to an appeals court that it can rely on defences limiting its liability to farmers in a class action alleging negligent oversight of the river system, a question that could have implications for other climate change cases against government agencies.

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Sydney man defamed by Fairfax hit-and-run story loses bid to up damages 
Defamation 2021-07-22 10:24 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court  has thrown out an appeal by a Sydney man who sought greater damages for being incorrectly named in media reports as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run.

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‘A hint, a wink or a nod’: Appeals court says harassment need not be sexually explicit
Appeals 2021-07-20 4:08 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a $100,000 sexual harassment judgment against a Sanitarium-owned company for designing, displaying and distributing a poster featuring a worker alongside the words “feel great – lubricate”.

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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 economy would be better served by public spending on infrastructure investment than public service salaries.

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