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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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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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Judge denies law firm’s bid for indemnity costs, says $2.7M case not ‘hopeless’
Business of Law 2021-09-22 5:10 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne law firm has lost its bid for indemnity costs after it failed to convince a judge that its settlement offer to a former […]

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‘The only viable path back to normal’: Law firms make push to vaccinate staff
Coronavirus 2021-07-27 5:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

While employers cannot force employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, law firms are launching campaigns to encourage staff to sign up for the jab. The […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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How a fall on the world dance stage prepped Lander & Roger’s Melissa Tan for complex litigation
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-07-12 10:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lander & Rogers special counsel Melissa Tan brings the same fierce work ethic and tenacity when competing in Latin dancing competitions around the globe that […]

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Tandem enters administration, scuttling $400M sham contracting class action
Employment 2021-07-07 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $400 million class action brought by Shine Lawyers against a major Telstra and Foxtel contractor will be stayed after the company was placed into […]

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Law firm defeats ex-client’s lawsuit over $24.5M property spat
Legal Ethics 2021-07-05 2:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne law firm has triumphed in a lawsuit by a former client that accused it of breaching its fiduciary duty in “hard-fought” litigation over […]

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Law firms send Sydney lawyers home as mask mandate takes effect
Coronavirus 2021-06-24 10:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firms are ordering staff in their Sydney offices to work from home if possible and avoid face-to-face meetings as the state’s new rules requiring […]

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