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Unique legal carve out could see NAB class action moved to Federal Court
Class Actions 2020-08-07 4:50 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a class action against two National Australia Bank units for alleged superannuation mismanagement wants the proceedings moved to the Federal Court […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan likely to face further scrutiny after admissions in Banksia class action
Analysis 2020-08-06 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barrister Norman O’Bryan has accepted that he should be struck from the roll of legal practitioners after dropping his defence mid-trial against claims of professional misconduct as senior counsel for a class action financed by the late Mark Elliott, but the consequences for the once high-flying silk might not end there.

Receivers may go after Mark Elliott’s estate for adverse costs in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-08-04 9:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Receivers appointed in the wake of the collapse of Banksia Securities may seek costs orders against the estate of deceased funder and class action lawyer […]

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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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Judge questions whether Banksia class action lawyers should be struck off roll
Class Actions 2020-07-30 9:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing a trial over legal fees and funding commission in the Banksia Securities class action has questioned whether the lawyers behind the case […]

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Banksia class action was ‘party like no other’ for Mark Elliott and barristers, court told
Class Actions 2020-07-28 11:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The funder and legal team behind a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities billed for phantom costs in a “fraudulent scheme” to secure […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2020-07-06 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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Mark Elliott’s bank records sought in Banksia class action fee dispute
Class Actions 2020-06-30 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A contradictor investigating alleged professional misconduct on the part of the legal team and funder behind a class action against failed Banksia Securities will subpoena […]

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Top barrister retained interest in Mark Elliott’s funding co. after wife sold shares, court told
Class Actions 2020-06-09 10:52 am By Christine Caulfield

Court documents sought to be kept confidential in a case alleging professional misconduct against barrister Norman O’Bryan SC in his role as counsel for a […]

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Banksia class action funder can’t keep details of misconduct claims under wraps
Class Actions 2020-06-03 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected calls to keep confidential the details of professional misconduct claims against the funder and lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action, […]

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