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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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Lawyer accused of ‘abysmal arrogance’ wins appeal of $360,000 defamation award
Appeals 2021-02-24 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A lawyer who a judge accused of “abysmal arrogance and sense of privilege” has won her appeal of a ruling ordering her to pay $360,000 […]

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Ponzi schemer who pretended to be a barrister wins resentencing
White Collar 2021-02-16 1:14 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A fraudster who robbed victims of $7.6 million by pretending to be a financial investor and barrister has had his jail sentence reduced from 16 […]

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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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High Court to hear challenge to ruling over ‘defamatory’ Facebook comments
High Court 2020-12-08 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three media companies have been granted special leave by the High Court to challenge a finding that they could be held liable for allegedly defamatory […]

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Law firm hit with $1.4M judgment over negligent advice to lawyer
Business of Law 2020-06-10 2:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Sydney-based law firm has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in damages for failing to properly advise a client of his rights under a […]

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Google gets contempt of court charge set aside in case over defamatory reviews
Defamation 2019-08-13 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A contempt of court prosecution ordered against Google for failing to immediately remove allegedly defamatory online reviews has been thrown out, with a judge saying […]

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Media giants liable for Facebook comments, judge rules in detainee’s defamation suit
Defamation 2019-06-24 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Media companies facing defamation suits by a former youth centre detainee are liable for third-party comments posted on their Facebook pages, a judge has ruled […]

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Craig McLachlan can serve subpoenas on accusers, judge rules
Defamation 2018-09-21 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for a group of people set to give evidence against Craig McLachlan at his upcoming defamation trial lost a bid Friday to suppress […]

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