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‘The writing seems to be on the wall’: Law firms actively considering no jab, no office policies
Business of Law 2021-09-29 10:03 pm By Bianca Hrovat

As Australia’s largest cities prepare to emerge from lockdown, law firms are doubling down on their efforts to vaccinate staff, with some going so far […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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Contingency fee law to blame for failure of first class action GCO bid
Class Actions 2021-09-16 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling this week that rejected the first application for a group costs order in a class action because the applicants were better off with […]

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Nuix scolded by judge for defaulting on orders in former CEO’s case
Corporate 2021-09-16 5:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge overseeing a case brought by the former boss of Nuix has taken the embattled technology company to task for failing to comply with […]

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Judge rejects first ever bid for contingency fees in class action
Class Actions 2021-09-14 9:57 am By Christine Caulfield

Saying the interests of class action members “must be given primacy”, a judge has rejected the first bid for a group costs order in a […]

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Judge says MIS regulation ‘doesn’t work’ with class action regime
Class Actions 2021-09-13 11:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has taken a swipe at new regulations that require class action funding arrangements to be registered as managed investment schemes, saying […]

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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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Law firms say more COVID-19 cost cutting measures not on the cards
Business of Law 2021-09-09 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

When COVID-19 first hit Australia, law firms braced for the major disruption that the pandemic and resulting lockdowns would cause to business. Many of the […]

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AMP looks to shield chats with ex-DST director in poaching dispute
Financial Services 2021-09-09 6:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Software company DST Bluedoor is fighting to access communications between its former founding director and AMP in a $35.5 million legal stoush alleging the financial […]

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ASIC’s cybersecurity test case ‘completely incoherent’, IOOF unit tells judge
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-09-06 9:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An IOOF unit accused of failing to protect its clients against cybersecurity risks has slammed ASIC’s claims in the novel case, describing the regulator’s further […]

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