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‘I want complete transparency’: Forum Finance director faces grilling for legal funds
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-07-01 1:28 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has told Forum Finance director Vince Tesoriero to “revisit” evidence about his true financial position if he wants to win the release of […]

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Defendants rail against pleadings in 5-year-old Lane Cove Tunnel dispute
Construction 2022-06-30 9:37 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has indicated he will allow the operator of Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel to amend its pleadings in a lawsuit against Thiess, John Holland and CIMIC over alleged defects in the construction of the billion-dollar tunnel.

Judge to rush trial in Tiwi Islanders challenge to Santos offshore drill plan
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-29 2:29 pm By Sam Matthews

Tiwi islanders in a Federal Court challenge to the Barossa offshore gas project have won an expedited trial, but the case won’t be heard before […]

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Judge wants to wait on commission, costs in $20M BSA class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-22 12:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge who will oversee an upcoming hearing for approval of a $20 million settlement in a class action against Optus contractor BSA has urged […]

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RIP MIS: Funders, lawyers hail end of ‘ill-fitting’ regime for class actions
Class Actions 2022-06-16 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ruling by the Full Federal Court that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes marks the end of an ill-considered regime enacted by […]

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Mills Oakley snags employment law bigwig from King & Wood Mallesons
Business of Law 2022-06-08 11:30 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Mills Oakley has poached a leading employment law partner from King & Wood Mallesons for its growing workplace relations team. Brisbane-based Jamie Wells joins Mills […]

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Allens lures employment partner from MinterEllison
Employment 2022-06-06 10:24 pm By Harry Thomas

Big six firm Allens has bolstered the ranks of its employment and safety practice with the recruitment of partner Samantha Betzien from MinterEllison. Betzien joins […]

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Ex-Dick Smith CEO should be liable for approving $28.5M in dividends, appeals court told
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-05-30 9:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The former CEO of failed electronics retailer Dick Smith should be held responsible for approving two dividend payments worth $28.5 million which the company could […]

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High Court asked to decide if AI can be inventor on patent
Intellectual Property 2022-05-18 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has been asked to wade into the debate over whether artificial intelligence can be named as an inventor on patent applications, after […]

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Ford pushing for 10-day hearing in ‘all-in appeal’ of complex class action decision
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-17 3:01 pm By Sam Matthews

Ford is seeking an extended hearing of its appeal from a class action judgment in favour of 185,000 vehicle owners over their allegedly defective cars, […]

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