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Union accuses McDonald’s of unpaid rest break ‘conspiracy’
Employment 2021-11-23 1:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

McDonald’s Australia has been joined as a second respondent in a union-led lawsuit that accuses the fast food giant of “conspiring to deliberately deny workers […]

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Banksia class action barristers declare bankruptcy after $21.7M judgment
Class Actions 2021-11-19 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two former barristers ordered to pay at least $21.7 million in damages and costs for their role in a fraudulent scheme to pocket a windfall […]

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Lawyer takes Banksia class action ruling to appeals court
Appeals 2021-11-08 10:28 am By Christine Caulfield

The Banksia Securities class action saga will return to the appeals court, with a lawyer indicating he plans to challenge last month’s ruling that found […]

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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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Seven McDonald’s franchises now facing lawsuits over unpaid rest breaks
Employment 2021-11-01 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A McDonald’s franchise has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of deliberately withholding workers’ paid rest breaks and committing “horrifying” and “shameful” violations of […]

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Despite universal panning by lawyers, government takes class action bill to parliament
Policy and Regulation 2021-10-27 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Legislation capping litigation funder returns in class actions to 30 per cent and requiring group members to sign up to funding schemes has been introduced […]

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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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Judge rejects bid to shut down Guvera class action
Class Actions 2021-10-20 9:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a request to discontinue a class action on behalf of investors in failed music streaming platform Guvera, saying it was “difficult […]

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‘Elephant in the room’: Judge questions conduct of some lawyers for Banksia legal team
Business of Law 2021-10-19 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last week’s judgment denouncing the scandalous behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action cast a spotlight on the conduct of lawyers […]

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Colin Biggers & Paisley swallows up Melbourne law firm
Business of Law 2021-10-18 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has pulled off a merger in the middle of lockdown, acquiring a Melbourne law firm that will boost its […]

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