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Top silk ‘joked’ with class action lawyer Mark Elliott about misleading fee expert, court told
Class Actions 2020-05-05 5:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

A prominent silk deliberately misled a cost consultant retained to provide an opinion on the barrister’s fees to a court overseeing a class action over […]

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Judge rejects funder’s bid to send Banksia class action fee dispute to mediation
Class Actions 2020-04-27 4:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder behind the Banksia Securities class action has failed in a bid to have an outstanding case over legal fees and its commission sent […]

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Legitimacy of barristers’ $2.65M Banksia class action bill in question, court told
Class Actions 2020-04-20 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two barristers facing professional misconduct allegations in relation to the Banksia securities class action submitted more than $2.65 million in legal bills without documentation more […]

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Dover Financial sues lawyers for negligence over advice on client protection policy
Financial Services 2020-04-17 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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Judge says funder can’t have cut of Banksia receivers $5.5M settlement with insurer
Class Actions 2020-03-26 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder controlled by recently deceased class action lawyer Mark Elliott has lost its bid for a 12.5 per cent commission of a $5.5 […]

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Mark Elliott’s Blackberry found, judge orders search of phone for evidence in Banksia class action
Class Actions 2020-03-26 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The hunt for the missing Blackberry of deceased class action lawyer and funder Mark Elliott is over, and the located phone will now be examined […]

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Banks defeat mid-trial request by ex-Dick Smith directors for financial reports
Class Actions 2020-03-24 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and HSBC, which are suing the liquidators of collapsed retailer Dick Smith to recoup over $125 million in loans, have successfully fought […]

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Litigating in the age of coronavirus: The Dick Smith trial goes virtual
Trials 2020-03-20 7:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When you think of high-stakes commercial litigation, a courtroom packed with a small army of barristers and solicitors, sharp cross-talk, and a hailstorm of complex […]

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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals 2020-03-05 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions 2020-03-03 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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