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Findex can’t enforce ‘convoluted’ restraint clauses against advisor who poached clients, court says
Accounting 2020-10-30 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Findex has lost an appeal of a court’s judgment tossing its case against a former financial advisor, despite the court finding he had […]

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PwC faces class action by bondholders of collapsed lender Axsesstoday
Financial Services 2020-09-04 7:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Irate bondholders of Axsesstoday Limited, which collapsed in 2019 after breaching its loan term conditions, have filed a class action against the asset finance lender […]

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Wicked Sister dessert maker suffers loss in trade mark battle
Intellectual Property 2020-08-10 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The company that makes Wicked Sister desserts has suffered a defeat in its trade mark battle against the maker of Wicked dipping sauces, with a […]

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Special purpose liquidators appointed by judge to investigate claims against Phoenix directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-08 7:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has appointed special purpose liquidators to investigate the affairs of failed VET provider Phoenix Institute and its directors after the Commonwealth complained of […]

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Court allows debt-laden Thai Airways to temporarily avoid Australian asset seizure
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-06-23 5:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a bid by two directors of Thai Airways to preserve the airline’s Australian assets as the company, which was hit hard […]

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Katy Perry wins bid to split up trial in battle over name rights
Intellectual Property 2020-04-08 11:40 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Pop star Katy Perry has won her bid to split up the trial in high-stakes litigation with a Sydney-based fashion designer over who owns the […]

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Colette administrators not liable for rent payments in COVID-19 downturn, court rules
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-15 8:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators of collapsed retailer Colette by Colette Hayman will not have to pay over $714,000 in rent after court ruled that a temporary rent freeze […]

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On the line: Federal Court keeps wheels of justice turning by telephone
Business of Law 2020-03-20 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has updated guidance on its response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it is working with lawyers to ensure as many hearings listed […]

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Deloitte partners can’t dodge production order after ‘outrageous’ removal of audit files, Full Court says
Class Actions 2020-02-27 10:00 am By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte has lost its appeal of a ruling in a shareholder class action over the collapse of Hastie Group that compelled the production of audit […]

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Privileges of partnership: Deloitte to learn fate of challenge to production order in Hastie class action
Appeals 2020-02-26 1:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling is expected Thursday in an appeal by the partnership of Deloitte over the production of audit files that were apparently stolen from the […]

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