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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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From angry clients to angrier ex-partners: law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2019
Business of Law January 10, 2020 11:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Running a law firm is not without risk, chief among them staring down a lawsuit by a client, an ex-partner or employee, even a rival […]

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Bankruptcy trustee can rip up agreement giving litigation funder 85%
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has allowed a bankruptcy trustee to drop an “extremely disadvantageous” litigation funding agreement, which provided the funder with an 85 per cent commission, […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner to expand case against firm
Business of Law December 9, 2019 12:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior Piper Alderman partner who lodged a sex discrimination case against the firm and was forced off the partnership in June is broadening […]

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Ex-Piper Alderman partner’s sex discrimination case back on
Business of Law November 8, 2019 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner who filed a sex discrimination case against the law firm and was ousted from the partnership months later, is pressing […]

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Quintis founder wins unredacted transcripts of ASIC chats with directors
White Collar October 23, 2019 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Quintis founder Frank Wilson has won his bid for unredacted transcripts of ASIC examinations with six former directors of the failed sandalwood company. Wilson, who […]

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IOOF unit wins stay of $76M judgment as it mulls appeal of case against Sparke Helmore
Restructuring & Insolvency October 22, 2019 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has briefly stayed his $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by the collapsed […]

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Sparke Helmore off the hook as court slams IOOF unit with $81M judgment over plantation sale
Restructuring & Insolvency September 26, 2019 2:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees has been hit with an $80.6 million judgment after breaching its duty as trustee in the sale of a 42,000 […]

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After questioning funder’s cut, judge quietly approves KPMG class action settlement scheme
Class Actions September 19, 2019 9:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has quietly given his seal of approval to a settlement distribution scheme in a class action against KPMG, after raising questions about Piper […]

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Funder succeeds in declaration enforcing its class action agreements
Expert Insights September 24, 2019 1:33 pm By editor

The decision in Murphy Operator Pty Ltd v Gladstone Ports Corporation is a landmark one. It confirms the validity of the class action funding business […]

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