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Coronavirus drags the legal profession into the 21st century
Business of Law 2020-04-06 8:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The coronavirus has forged changes in the legal profession that will outlast the pandemic itself, leading to greater flexibility and efficiencies in an industry steeped […]

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Ousted Piper Alderman partner says sex discrimination case a matter of ‘public importance’
Business of Law 2020-03-04 2:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Piper Alderman partner is seeking to revive her unlawful discrimination case dismissed last year by the Australian Human Rights Commission, saying the seriousness […]

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‘I never liked common fund orders anyway’: Judge gives thumbs up to High Court ruling
Class Actions 2020-02-28 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A  judge overseeing a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering group RCR Tomlinson has said goodbye to the common fund order in the case while […]

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ASIC wins unconscionable conduct case against OTC derivatives issuer AGM Markets
Financial Services 2020-02-27 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has notched up a win against derivative issuer AGM Markets and two of its authorised representatives, with a court finding they engaged in misleading, […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics 2020-01-13 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 2020-01-10 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 2020-01-09 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 2019-12-09 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 2019-11-08 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 2019-10-23 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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