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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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Insurer Vero may be dragged into combustible cladding class action
Class Actions 2021-12-22 2:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicant in a class action against Fairview Architectural over allegedly combustible cladding is add insurer Vero Insurance as a respondent, after revealing the cladding […]

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Sparke Helmore ordered to pay $285K in negligence lawsuit
Professional Negligence 2021-12-09 6:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Sparke Helmore will have to pay $285,598 in damages for its negligence in advising a New South Wales property developer, but a judge found the […]

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Sparke Helmore was negligent in failing to alert developer to looming deadlines, court finds
Professional Negligence 2021-11-22 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Sparke Helmore acted negligently by failing to adequately advise a New South Wales property developer about extension of time notices that were needed […]

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Sparke Helmore partner engaged in ‘blatant cover-up’ to hide oversight, trial told
Trials 2021-11-09 8:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Sparke Helmore partner at the centre of a $1 million professional negligence lawsuit attempted to conceal an “oversight of enormous proportions” that is said […]

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Developer relied on Sparke Helmore lawyer to read fine print, trial told
Professional Negligence 2021-11-08 6:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former director of a New South Wales construction company relied on his Sparke Helmore solicitor to read over contracts for sale for him, a […]

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Sparke Helmore loses ‘excessive’ $215,000 security bid in negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-10-14 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted law firm Sparke Helmore’s bid for additional security in a negligence lawsuit brought by a property developer, but agreed the $215,000 […]

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‘Hundreds of lawyers’ could overwhelm combustible cladding class action, court told
Class Actions 2021-10-06 2:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

“Hundreds of lawyers” could overwhelm Microsoft Teams if German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites continues adding cross-claimants in a class action over highly flammable building materials, […]

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Sparke Helmore’s security demand in $1M negligence case ‘excessive’, court told
Business of Law 2021-09-28 4:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A property developer suing law firm Sparke Helmore in a $1 million negligence suit has resisted a bid for $215,000 in security for costs made […]

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Crocs takes Mosaic Brands to court for allegedly copying shoe design
Intellectual Property 2021-08-26 5:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

US footwear company Crocs has taken Mosaic Brands to court for allegedly selling shoes that “flagrantly” copy the look of its unique 13-hole slip-on foam […]

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