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Brexit, COVID-19 no reason to alter security terms in Gladstone Ports class action, judge says
Coronavirus June 29, 2020 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected claims by Gladstone Ports Corporation that security for costs in a $100 million class action by commercial fishing operators should not […]

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More law firms to be dragged into Dover Financial negligence case
Financial Services June 17, 2020 6:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

More law firms may soon be targeted in a lawsuit brought by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial alleging three law firms provided negligent advice concerning […]

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Judges pan lawyers for ‘disgraceful’ treatment of family shut out of Malaysia Airlines class action
Appeals May 12, 2020 9:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Full Federal Court has slammed as “disgraceful” the handling of a class action claim by the family of an Australian national who was killed […]

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Global law firm may face breach of trust claim over $27M award
Arbitration April 28, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A law firm with a global footprint is facing a possible breach of trust lawsuit in relation to $27 million it held as security for […]

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Court limits ‘fishing’ in ousted Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case
Business of Law April 23, 2020 12:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Piper Alderman will spend the next six weeks gathering documents for a former partner who is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case against the […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate April 21, 2020 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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Dover Financial sues lawyers for negligence over advice on client protection policy
Financial Services April 17, 2020 5:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defunct financial adviser Dover Financial has sued three separate law firms for allegedly negligent advice over a ‘client protection policy’ that the Federal Court found […]

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Hicksons says female partner denied promotion due to poor performance
Employment April 6, 2020 3:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hicksons Lawyers has denied accusations of sexual discrimination by a female ex-partner who was denied a promotion to equity partner, saying she was passed over […]

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Yoga and cocktails: How law firms are helping staff cope during the COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law April 2, 2020 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

With a large number of lawyers now working from home amid the coronavirus crisis, law firms are getting creative, turning to virtual yoga, cocktail deliveries […]

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COVID-19 pandemic no excuse to delay $2.5B Icthys LNG case, judges say
Energy & Natural Resources March 31, 2020 3:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has found that parties forced to conduct hearings via telephone or video conference in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are not […]

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