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Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment January 21, 2020 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave […]

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Ashurst admits to underpaying staff
Business of Law January 20, 2020 5:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ashurst has become the latest law firm to be ensnared in the underpayments scandal affecting Australian businesses, with the firm admitting to underpaying a number […]

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The top 5 litigation firms of 2019
Feature January 17, 2020 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2019 racked up multiple wins last year in high-stakes litigation against formidable opponents, including the country’s top regulators. Our editorial staff […]

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Bombardier must defend multimillion dollar contract spat on WA billionaire’s home turf
Contracts January 13, 2020 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Jet builder Bombardier has lost its appeal of a ruling by the Western Australia Supreme Court that it has jurisdiction to hear a multimillion dollar […]

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Ashurst partner’s appeal flops in Point Piper property spat with ex-judge
Appeals January 6, 2020 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner that argued a judge was “confused” when he decided to appoint liquidators to his luxury Point Piper home in a dispute with […]

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Corrs partner on the hook for security in DNA patent appeal
Intellectual Property January 6, 2020 5:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth who successfully opposed a genome editing patent by ToolGen, and a corporate predecessor of law firm Ashurst, have been […]

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Westpac hit with $9.15M penalty over bad advice
Financial Services December 19, 2019 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Westpac to pay a $9.15 million penalty after one of its financial advisers breached the best interests duty by […]

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Takata airbags class actions confirm landmark challenge to class closure order
Appeals December 17, 2019 10:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags are pushing ahead with a challenge to the power of the NSW Supreme […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions December 6, 2019 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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Common fund orders in class actions dealt fatal blow by High Court
Class Actions December 4, 2019 10:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Judges have no power to order all class action members to pay a proportion of a litigation funder’s commission out of their share of a […]

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