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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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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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Arrium liquidators win fight over examination of director for potential class action
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-07-30 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for collapsed steel and mining giant Arrium have successfully appealed a court ruling permitting the examination of a former director for a possible shareholder […]

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Law firm to drop class action against Pitcher Partners over Slater and Gordon audits
Class Actions 2020-07-30 2:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law firm behind a long-running class action against Pitcher Partners over its auditing of Slater and Gordon is seeking court approval to drop the […]

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Mark Elliott was Banksia class action lawyer’s ‘puppet master’, court told
Class Actions 2020-07-29 10:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyer Mark Elliott was the “puppet master” behind the Banksia class action, retaning an old school mate to represent the lead applicant but in reality […]

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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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