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Law firm wins access to client talks with counsel in negligence case
Professional Negligence 2022-06-28 1:43 pm By Sam Matthews

Mitry Lawyers has won a discovery bid against a former client suing the Sydney law firm for $225,000 over alleged “neglect and incompetence.” Former client […]

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Former Maddocks’ client cops grilling in appeal of landmark damages
Professional Negligence 2022-06-21 9:30 pm By Sam Matthews

An appeals court has questioned the financial forecasting that underpinned a $13 million award of damages to a former client of Maddocks in a suit […]

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Maddocks fights $13M judgment, says negligence was ‘marginal’
Professional Negligence 2022-06-20 9:42 pm By Sam Matthews

Appealing a $13 million damages judgment for negligent advice to a former client that allegedly led to a botched sale and administration, law firm Maddocks […]

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Late evidence allowed in Myer JV spat after $100K error by lawyer, expert
Contracts 2022-05-16 5:00 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has allowed the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over a Myer joint venture to tender extra evidence, after a $100,000 miscalculation was discovered during […]

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HWL Ebsworth says missing clause couldn’t have led to client’s $130M loss
Professional Negligence 2022-03-08 9:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

HWL Ebsworth has told a judge the law firm’s omission of a mutual debt liability clause in a joint venture contract could not have led […]

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HWL Ebsworth’s boss can’t slug former partner with costs in case over failed IPO
Business of Law 2022-02-21 10:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Managing partner of HWL Ebsworth Juan Martinez has lost his bid for an order for costs against a former capital partner in a $4.4 million […]

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Judge ‘taken aback’ by Maddocks’ settlement stance in $30M negligence case
Professional Negligence 2021-12-20 6:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maddocks has been ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in indemnity costs for “throwing good money after bad” in failing to consider […]

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HWL Ebsworth found negligent, but avoids $424,000 damages bill by ex-client
Professional Negligence 2021-11-29 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm HWL Ebsworth has dodged a $424,000 damages claim by a Brisbane property developer, despite a judge finding the law firm was negligent in […]

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‘Not a shred of evidence’: Judge questions appeal in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Appeals 2021-11-25 9:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned property developer PPK Group’s challenge to the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale […]

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Law firm must pay $13M for negligence that led to client’s botched Woolworths deal
Professional Negligence 2021-10-29 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A national law firm has been found liable to pay $13 million in damages for giving negligent advice to a former client that led to […]

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