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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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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions March 25, 2020 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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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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Insolvency relief not enough to hold back potential ‘tsunami’ of company failures
Restructuring & Insolvency March 24, 2020 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Measures to relax insolvency and bankruptcy laws to stem a possible wave of COVID-19 company collapses will not achieve their goal — and if Australia […]

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Banks defeat mid-trial request by ex-Dick Smith directors for financial reports
Class Actions March 24, 2020 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 March 20, 2020 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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CBA’s Colonial First faces ASIC action over MySuper statements
Financial Services March 17, 2020 9:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate cop has brought legal proceedings against the Commonwealth Bank’s wealth management unit claiming it made misleading or deceptive statements to over 12,000 fund […]

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Two law firms force staff to work from home, while others brace for possible coronavirus shutdown
Business of Law March 16, 2020 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms have mandated that staff begin working from home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, while others begin shifting their workforce […]

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Westpac class action beauty parade is on after new suit filed
Class Actions March 13, 2020 10:45 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with another class action over alleged anti-money laundering breaches, teeing up a high-stakes beauty parade over which firm will lead the […]

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ACCC strikes out again, loses misuse of market power case against Ramsay Health
Competition & Consumer Protection March 12, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has tossed a case by the ACCC against Ramsay Health Care claiming that the global hospital group misused its market power by pressuring […]

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