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Top silk abandons defence, expresses ‘very deep regret’ over conduct in Banksia class action
Class Actions August 3, 2020 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barrister Norman O’Bryan SC has abandoned his defence of misconduct allegations stemming from the Banksia Securities class action and expressed contrition to the court for […]

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Judge questions whether Banksia class action lawyers should be struck off roll
Class Actions July 30, 2020 9:11 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The judge overseeing a trial over legal fees and funding commission in the Banksia Securities class action has questioned whether the lawyers behind the case […]

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Mark Elliott was Banksia class action lawyer’s ‘puppet master’, court told
Class Actions July 29, 2020 10:16 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyer Mark Elliott was the “puppet master” behind the Banksia class action, retaning an old school mate to represent the lead applicant but in reality […]

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Banksia class action was ‘party like no other’ for Mark Elliott and barristers, court told
Class Actions July 28, 2020 11:00 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The funder and legal team behind a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities billed for phantom costs in a “fraudulent scheme” to secure […]

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Banksia class action funder admits court was misled on fees, says commission shouldn’t suffer
Class Actions July 27, 2020 5:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind the class action over Banksia Securities’ collapse has admitted it misled a costs consultant retained to report to the court on […]

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Norbrook appeals approval of Bayer’s animal antiseptic patent
Appeals July 24, 2020 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Veterinary pharmaceutical company Norbrook Laboratories has filed court proceedings after a delegate of IP Australia tossed its opposition to a patent by Bayer New Zealand […]

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What barristers love and loathe about their instructing solicitors
Feature July 14, 2020 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

When it comes to briefing barristers, solicitors lie on a spectrum of awesome to irksome. In a series of interviews with Lawyerly, some of Australia’s […]

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Mark Elliott’s bank records sought in Banksia class action fee dispute
Class Actions June 30, 2020 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A contradictor investigating alleged professional misconduct on the part of the legal team and funder behind a class action against failed Banksia Securities will subpoena […]

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Top barrister retained interest in Mark Elliott’s funding co. after wife sold shares, court told
Class Actions June 9, 2020 10:52 am By Christine Caulfield

Court documents sought to be kept confidential in a case alleging professional misconduct against barrister Norman O’Bryan SC in his role as counsel for a […]

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Banksia class action funder can’t keep details of misconduct claims under wraps
Class Actions June 3, 2020 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected calls to keep confidential the details of professional misconduct claims against the funder and lawyers behind the Banksia Securities class action, […]

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