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‘Elephant in the room’: Judge questions conduct of some lawyers for Banksia legal team
Business of Law 2021-10-19 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last week’s judgment denouncing the scandalous behaviour of the legal team running the Banksia Securities class action cast a spotlight on the conduct of lawyers […]

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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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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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Solicitor denied procedural fairness in harassment investigation, appeals court finds
Employment 2021-05-13 6:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Victoria’s State Revenue Office breached its obligations and denied procedural fairness to a senior solicitor who was fired after an investigation into alleged harassment, the […]

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Sydney sues Telstra to block payphone installations
Telecommunications 2021-05-11 5:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The city of Sydney has sued Telstra to block the telecommunications giant from carrying out the allegedly unlawful replacement and installation of payphones throughout the […]

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Pharmacor takes aim at Novartis patents for MS drug Gilenya
Intellectual Property 2021-05-05 11:31 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug company Pharmacor has fired back in a patent lawsuit by Novartis, filing a cross-claim seeking to invalidate the Swiss drug giant’s patents for […]

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Novartis wins injunction to stop generic version of blockbuster MS drug, for now
Intellectual Property 2021-04-12 2:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Swiss drug giant Novartis has secured an injunction temporarily blocking drug maker Pharmacor from launching a generic version of the company’s top-selling MS drug Gilenya […]

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Banksia silk’s refusal to give evidence while seeking to reopen defence ‘inexcusable’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-03-24 4:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Allowing former senior barrister Norman O’Bryan to reopen his defence in the Banksia class action while “avoiding the witness box” was clearly prejudicial, and futile […]

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Banksia silk Norman O’Bryan signals possible appeal after failure to reopen defence
Legal Ethics 2021-03-18 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Once high-flying barrister Norman O’Bryan might seek to challenge a refusal by the judge overseeing the Banksia class action to revisit his abandoned defence and […]

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