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Sparke Helmore ordered to pay $285K in negligence lawsuit
Professional Negligence 2021-12-09 6:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Sparke Helmore will have to pay $285,598 in damages for its negligence in advising a New South Wales property developer, but a judge found the […]

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Sparke Helmore was negligent in failing to alert developer to looming deadlines, court finds
Professional Negligence 2021-11-22 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Sparke Helmore acted negligently by failing to adequately advise a New South Wales property developer about extension of time notices that were needed […]

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‘Dictates of conscience’ do not override need for COVID-19 vaccine, court says
Coronavirus 2021-11-10 5:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has struck down the third wave of challenges to the New South Wales public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for health workers, ruling […]

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Sparke Helmore partner engaged in ‘blatant cover-up’ to hide oversight, trial told
Trials 2021-11-09 8:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Sparke Helmore partner at the centre of a $1 million professional negligence lawsuit attempted to conceal an “oversight of enormous proportions” that is said […]

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Developer relied on Sparke Helmore lawyer to read fine print, trial told
Professional Negligence 2021-11-08 6:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former director of a New South Wales construction company relied on his Sparke Helmore solicitor to read over contracts for sale for him, a […]

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Sparke Helmore loses ‘excessive’ $215,000 security bid in negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-10-14 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted law firm Sparke Helmore’s bid for additional security in a negligence lawsuit brought by a property developer, but agreed the $215,000 […]

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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 […]

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Lawyer who allegedly doctored invoices, stole from client can’t stay suspension
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 9:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Sydney solicitor accused of stealing over $130,000 from a client and doctoring five invoices has lost a bid to pause the NSW Law Society’s […]

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Sparke Helmore’s security demand in $1M negligence case ‘excessive’, court told
Business of Law 2021-09-28 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A property developer suing law firm Sparke Helmore in a $1 million negligence suit has resisted a bid for $215,000 in security for costs made […]

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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 […]

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