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HWL Ebsworth faces $130M negligent advice case by ex-client
Real Estate 2021-06-08 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former client is seeking damages of up to $130 million from HWL Ebsworth in a lawsuit accusing the law firm of giving negligent advice […]

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Plastic surgeon named in breast implants class action locked in legal battle with insurers
Insurance 2021-03-29 2:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered Avant Insurance to supply certain documents to a plastic surgeon seeking coverage for legal costs of defending a class action against […]

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HWL Ebsworth defeats negligence lawsuit over Sydney land tender
Professional negligence 2020-12-09 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has successfully defended a negligence lawsuit over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned Sydney land to property developer PPK Group, with a court […]

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Sparke Helmore off the hook as IOOF unit loses appeal of $76M judgment
Appeals 2021-02-05 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees failed to drag law firm Sparke Helmore into a case after it was hit with a $76.6 million judgment over […]

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Common fund orders made in increasing class action market
Expert Insights 2020-05-15 9:21 pm By Editor

On 6 May 2020, Justice Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia made a common fund order in favour of a litigation funder on settlement […]

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Papyrus settles defamation suit with former CEO over missing name in annual report
Agriculture 2020-09-22 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sustainable technology company Papyrus Australia has reached a settlement with its former CEO in a defamation case that alleged the omission of his name in […]

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Lawyers want virtual hearings to stay in a post-COVID world
Coronavirus 2020-06-10 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restrictions to combat COVID-19 that forced Australia’s courts to go virtual have had unforseen benefits, and Australia’s top law firms say they don’t want online […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Three law firms settle class actions over Ralan investment advice
Class Actions 2020-05-07 12:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Three Sydney-based law firms have agreed to settle the class actions brought against them by Australian-Chinese investors seeking over $6 million in damages for allegedly […]

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Yoga and cocktails: How law firms are helping staff cope during the COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law 2020-04-02 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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