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Halifax liquidators’ decision to not realise investments gets court backing
Restructuring & Insolvency April 27, 2020 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The liquidators of defunct stockbroker Halifax are justified in their decision to refrain from realising existing investments over the protests of some investors, until substantive […]

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Law firms step up pro bono efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Business of Law April 21, 2020 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the COVID-19 crisis leaves tens of thousands unemployed and charities struggling, law firms are responding by offering assistance to those in need through expanded […]

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Judge tosses Viterra’s ‘wholly unreasonable’ bid to reopen Cargill case
Corporate April 17, 2020 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain handling group Viterra has been denied a post-hearing bid to reopen a lawsuit brought by Cargill Australia over its $420 million acquisition of Joe […]

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Westpac class action denied AUSTRAC docs while multiplicity issue unresolved
Class Actions April 17, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second of two class actions brought against Westpac over alleged anti-money laundering breaches has been denied discovery of what the bank claims are commercially […]

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IP Australia’s trade mark and patent prosecution during the COVID-19 outbreak
Expert Insights April 17, 2020 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic IP offices around the world, like IP Australia, are accommodating the current reality. As with courts and other […]

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Top-tier firms say slashing salaries not on the cards yet
Business of Law April 2, 2020 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

With the legal industry looking for ways to “share the pain” among staff amid a potential slowdown in work due to the coronavirus, several top-tier […]

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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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Over and out: Chief Justice says protocol needed to prevent overtalking in virtual trials
Insurance March 31, 2020 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court says a system is needed to ensure parties don’t interrupt one another during virtual hearings, and noted the […]

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UK litigation funder secures $162M war chest for Aussie class actions
Business of Law March 31, 2020 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

London-based litigation funder Balance Legal Capital has raised $162 million from institutional investors to pursue lawsuits in Australia and worldwide, including class actions. Balance Legal […]

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Is that legal? Top COVID-19 questions clients are asking lawyers
Feature March 24, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

As states across Australia shut down non-essential services and close borders in the battle to control the spread of the coronavirus, companies are turning to […]

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