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Banksia funder’s son must give ‘full and frank’ explanation of alleged role in fee scandal
Trials 2020-08-21 3:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott, the son of the funder behind the Banksia Securities class action, has been ordered to give a “full, frank and honest” explanation […]

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Judge drags Mark Elliott’s son, costs consultant into Banksia class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-08-19 5:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of controversial funder and lawyer Mark Elliott has been joined to proceedings alleging the lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action conspired to […]

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Silk Norman O’Bryan, Mark Elliott’s son targeted in bid to recoup $7M legal bill
Trials 2020-08-17 9:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Disgraced senior counsel Norman O’Bryan and the son of deceased lawyer Mark Elliott are among the targets of a summons for $7 million in legal […]

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Banksia class action lawyer never asked to see barrister’s fee slips, admits ‘gross dereliction to clients’
Class Actions 2020-08-14 9:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The solicitor on the record in a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has admitted that he never asked to see the fee […]

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Banksia class action costs consultant denies he was Mark Elliott’s ‘dogsbody’
Class Actions 2020-08-13 10:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An independent costs consultant retained to assess the legal fees sought to be recouped from a settlement in a class action over the collapse of […]

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Barrister ‘deeply regrets’ class action fee scandal, says he should be struck off roll
Class Actions 2020-08-13 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A week after silk Norman O’Bryan dropped his defence against allegations of misconduct in the running of a class action over the failure of Banksia […]

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Judge slams rejigged opt out notice, funder’s ‘contrivance’ in Suncorp class action
Class Actions 2020-08-13 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a revised opt out notice in a class action against Suncorp over allegedly conflicted remuneration and again slammed the funder backing […]

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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 […]

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High Court awards businessman $27M over Securency ‘shabby fraud’
Appeals 2020-08-05 5:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has awarded $27 million in unpaid commissions to a Nigerian entrepreneur tricked into terminating his contract with international bank note manufacturer Securency, […]

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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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