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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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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction March 26, 2020 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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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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Tandem unit loses bid to de-class ‘sham’ contracting class action
Class Actions March 18, 2020 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A unit of Telstra contractor Tandem has lost its bid to de-class a ‘sham’ contracting class action brought on behalf of telecommunications workers who claim […]

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Scales tipping: More firms tell staff to work from home in age of coronavirus
Business of Law March 17, 2020 9:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of lawyers working at home continues to grow as the coronavirus spreads in Australia, with five law firms ordering staff to pack up […]

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Allens employee may have been exposed to coronavirus, firm says
Business of Law March 17, 2020 2:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An employee in Allens’ Brisbane office may have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to the firm, which has ordered that all staff begin working […]

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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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High Court declines to weigh in on insurance coverage for $6M class action settlement
Insurance February 14, 2020 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined two insurers’ request for review of a decision that left them on the hook for covering part of a $6 […]

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Court has power to make cy-pres orders in class action settlements, judge says
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who last month approved a $29 million settlement in a consumer class action against Radio Rentals has held that courts have power to […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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