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Lawyer Alex Elliott seeks recusal of judge in Banksia class action proceedings
Legal Ethics 2020-08-27 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The son of controversial class action lawyer Mark Elliott has hired a big gun barrister to represent him in the Banksia class action proceedings and […]

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Top silk abandons defence, expresses ‘very deep regret’ over conduct in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-08-03 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has abandoned his defence of misconduct allegations stemming from the Banksia Securities class action and expressed contrition to the court for […]

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Legitimacy of barristers’ $2.65M Banksia class action bill in question, court told
Class Actions 2020-04-20 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two barristers facing professional misconduct allegations in relation to the Banksia securities class action submitted more than $2.65 million in legal bills without documentation more […]

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Great Southern investor’s fight over enforceability of Bendigo Bank loan revived on appeal
Class Actions 2020-02-19 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two investors in failed Great Southern Group managed investment schemes have lost their latest appeal over a controversial class action settlement deed that allowed Bendigo […]

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Appeals court finds ‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnick family’s $1 mining deal void
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-03 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that found two companies previously run by Joseph “Diamond Joe” Gutnik and his family were insolvent, ending a […]

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‘Serious questions’ raised over conduct of lawyers, funder behind Banksia class action, judge says
Class Actions 2019-09-26 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a settled class action against failed Banksia Securities has rejected an application to limit a contradictor’s investigation of alleged professional misconduct on […]

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Funder booted from Banksia class action settlement scheme after intimidation claims
Class Actions 2019-08-30 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has removed the funder and law firm leading the Banksia Securities class action from their roles supervising a proposed settlement distribution scheme after […]

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Class action dropped against failed financial planner Navra Group
Class Actions 2019-07-29 1:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a class action against Navra Group have dropped their case after group members settled their claims in a separate proceeding with the […]

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‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnick’s company ordered to pay debts or face winding up
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-31 3:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has ordered a phosphate mining company owned by mining magnate Joseph Gutnik to pay back more than $225,000 owed to the Queensland […]

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Class members waited too long to appeal Great Southern MIS settlement, court rules
Class Actions 2019-03-07 4:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has dashed the hopes of three group members of a resolved class action over managed investment schemes operated by agribusiness Great Southern […]

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