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Herbert Smith Freehills nabs work safety pro from Clyde & Co
Business of Law 2022-01-18 6:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Herbert Smith Freehills has picked up a leading work health and safety lawyer from Clyde & Co to join the Big Six law firm in […]

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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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Sunwater loses dispute with Liberty over coverage for Queensland floods class action
Insurance 2021-12-08 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liberty Mutual Insurance does not have to indemnify dam operator Sunwater for its share of a $440 million settlement of the Queensland floods class action, […]

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Class action targets Morrison government over white spot disease outbreak
Class Actions 2021-12-01 10:19 am By Cindy Cameronne

The federal government is facing a class action over alleged biosecurity breaches that led to the 2016 outbreak of white spot disease in South-East Queensland, […]

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Clyde & Co’s negligence caused millions of dollars in losses, client says
Professional Negligence 2021-11-18 8:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Clyde & Co made an “inextricable” oversight in preparing an unpaid works claim, causing a Sydney-based sandstone excavator to lose millions of dollars, according to […]

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Law firms accused of negligence fight Dover Financial’s bid to add lawyers to case
Financial Services 2021-11-04 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Three law firms and a consultancy are fighting a bid by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial to bring negligence claims against two lawyers over a […]

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Law firms accused of negligence say Dover not entitled to recover $1.2M penalty
Professional Negligence 2021-10-27 6:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two law firms accused of providing negligent advice to Dover Financial over a so-called client protection policy found to be “highly misleading” have argued the […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Carnival keeps up fight to exclude foreign passengers from class action
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-06 5:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Carnival has launched a challenge to last month’s court finding that overseas passengers could remain group members in a class action over the 2020 Ruby […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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