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K&L Gates recruits real estate pro from McInnes Wilson
Business of Law 2024-01-18 3:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Global law firm K&L Gates has lured the head of McInnes Wilson’s construction and infrastructure group  to join its growing team in Brisbane.

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HWL Ebsworth defeats ex-client’s appeal over property sale
Professional Negligence 2022-10-10 11:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Law firm HWL Ebsworth has defeated a Brisbane property developer’s appeal of a ruling that found the firm did not owe the former client damages for its negligence in failing to properly follow instructions on a contract of sale for large block of units.

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Inchcape keeps up fight with Chubb over coverage for ransomware attack losses
Appeals 2022-08-26 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

UK automotive distributor Inchcape has challenged a judgment that put insurer Chubb on the hook for some but not all of the financial losses stemming from a cyberattack that allegedly caused $4 million in loss.

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Chubb falls short in $2.3M dispute over coverage for Inchcape ransomware attack
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-08-01 5:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge who lashed “unsatisfactory cooperation” between Chubb and British automotive distributor Inchcape has found the insurer’s policy covers some but not all costs stemming from a cyber attack which allegedly caused over $4 million in loss.

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‘What should I do with you?’ Judge lashes Chubb, Inchcape in $2.3M spat over cyber attack coverage
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-04-27 1:56 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has lashed the “unsatisfactory” lack of cooperation between British automotive distributor Inchcape and Chubb in a $2.3 million dispute over coverage for a cyber attack which caused over $4 million in loss.

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HWL Ebsworth found negligent, but avoids $424,000 damages bill by ex-client
Professional Negligence 2021-11-29 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm HWL Ebsworth has dodged a $424,000 damages claim by a Brisbane property developer, despite a judge finding the law firm was negligent in failing to properly follow its client’s instructions on a contract of sale for large block of units.

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Embattled ex-Quintis boss loses $13.3M sandalwood plantation loan dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-07-08 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Frank Wilson, solicitor and founder of failed sandalwood producer Quintis, has been ordered by a court to repay a $13.3 million loan used to invest in a 215 hectare Indian sandalwood plantation.

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Ex-McInnes Wilson lawyer struck off after funneling over $680,000 to wife’s biz
Legal Ethics 2019-01-21 7:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former McInnes Wilson lawyer has been struck off the roll of practitioners after an administrative tribunal found he engaged in “protracted and egregious acts of malfeasance” by funneling over $681,000 to his wife and her business, including through forged invoices.

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