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Herbert Smith Freehills chases United Petroleum for costs over failed IPO dispute
Professional Negligence 2024-02-15 3:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Herbert Smith Freehills has filed proceedings against its former client United Petroleum, seeking costs of successfully defending a lawsuit alleging it acted negligently in relation […]

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Nervous shock awards ‘snowballing’, says Sparke Helmore’s new health partner
Healthcare 2024-02-08 11:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Health law practitioners are grappling with “snowballing awards” in claims over psychiatric injuries, according to Sparke Helmore’s new health law partner.  Marie-Clare Elder, who joins […]

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‘Disrespectful to the court’: Judge swipes at insurer for radio silence
Insurance 2024-01-29 1:50 pm By Sam Matthews

The judge overseeing a suite of cases brought by holidaymakers who were seriously injured in a fatal bus collision in Vanuatu has hit out at […]

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Ventia can’t recoup $5.6M from Western Power in bushfire class action
Class Actions 2024-01-16 4:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Subcontractor Ventia Utility Services had lost its bid to recover $5.6 million in alleged overpayments to class action group members from co-defendant Western Power, after […]

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Insurers dragged into PwC class action over $50M bond prospectus
Class Actions 2024-01-12 2:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Over three years into a class action against failed asset finance lender Axsesstoday and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers over a $50 million prospectus, the applicant has won […]

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PwC class action by Axsesstoday bondholders wants to add insurer, 3 years in
Class Actions 2023-12-04 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

More than three years after filing a class action against failed asset finance lender Axsesstoday and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers over a $50 million prospectus, the applicant […]

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Wotton + Kearney grows cyber team with addition of former EY Law director
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-20 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Wotton + Kearney has become the latest firm to beef up its cybersecurity practice, luring special counsel Nick Martin from EY Law. Martin […]

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Combustible cladding class action wins ‘fresh start’ with new mediator
Class Actions 2023-11-13 1:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted a bid for a new mediator in a class action over allegedly combustible cladding, agreeing with the applicant that a “fresh […]

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Healthcare industry more vulnerable to cyberattacks, says Wotton + Kearney partner
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-10-23 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The digitisation of healthcare has left the industry particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, and protecting consumers from breaches is one of the biggest challenges facing the […]

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Judge says expert referral process in Pacific Highway case ‘gone off the rails’
Construction 2023-10-06 4:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has raised concerns about expert evidence in a dispute between Acciona Infrastructure, Ferrovial Construction and three insurers over losses during construction of the […]

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