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Bartier Perry gave client ‘dangerously incomplete’ legal advice, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-08-03 10:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Bartier Perry failed to adequately advise a lawyer about his rights under a partnership […]

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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 […]

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Barrister struck off roll for practising in NSW without a certificate for 6 years
Legal Ethics 2021-03-25 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former barrister has been struck off the roll of practitioners in NSW after it was found that he practised in the state for six […]

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Race car driver Max Twigg appeals ruling he misappropriated $100M from family trust fund
Sports 2021-02-02 2:52 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Race car driver and former owner of the famed Byron Bay Hotel, Max Twigg, has launched an appeal of a ruling that he misappropriated around […]

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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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‘Big fat CFO’ incentives would distort class action scheme, BMW tells court
Class Actions 2020-10-27 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Luxury car maker BMW has told the NSW Court of Appeal that the courts do not have power to make common fund orders at any […]

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Rabbi loses appeal in defamation case over Royal Commission comments on child sex abuse
Appeals 2020-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney rabbi who told the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse that he did not know touching a child’s genitals was a crime has […]

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HR company loses fight with tax office after paying debt with wrong EFT number
Tax 2020-10-06 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The director of a defunct HR company has lost his bid to avoid paying a $384,000 tax bill after hundreds of thousands of dollars were […]

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Businessman Kia Silverbrook can’t overturn $9.3M penalty for unpaid PAYG tax
Tax 2020-05-19 8:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dismissed a challenge by businessman and prolific inventor Kia Silverbrook to a finding that he was jointly liable to pay a […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis 2020-04-23 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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