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Sparke Helmore wins fight over law firm subpoenas in fee dispute with Nick Scali
Intellectual Property 2021-06-02 4:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Furniture retailer Nick Scali Ltd must respond to subpeonas served by law firm Sparke Helmore seeking files held by the company’s new firm, Allens, in […]

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Law firm appeals $1.4M judgment over negligent advice
Business of Law 2021-03-29 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney-based law firm is challenging a ruling that ordered it to pay $1.4 million in damages for failing to properly advise a client of […]

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ABC acted with malice in ‘set up’ of Racing NSW head, court hears
Defamation 2020-08-11 6:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

In airing a ‘7:30′ segment that revealed racehorses were being slaughtered in violation of industry rules, the ABC acted with malice in what was a […]

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Law firm hit with $1.4M judgment over negligent advice to lawyer
Business of Law 2020-06-10 2:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Sydney-based law firm has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in damages for failing to properly advise a client of his rights under a […]

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Bianca Rinehart signals appeal in family feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-05-13 2:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The daughter of Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has signalled an intention to appeal a decision staying proceedings against her mother for allegedly oppressive conduct […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals 2020-04-03 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Sparke Helmore equally responsible for $76M judgment against IOOF unit, court hears
Appeals 2020-04-02 10:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore is equally responsible for a $76.6 million judgment against IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees over the sale of a timber plantation by collapsed […]

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Rinehart family ordered into mediation in long-running feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-03-25 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the Rinehart family to enter mediation in their feud over a $4 billion trust, saying it was “overwhelmingly in the interests […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions 2020-03-25 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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Surfstitch class action members may be better off bailing out of settlement
Class Actions 2020-01-15 10:28 am By Miklos Bolza

Unfunded group members in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch have been told they are likely better off to opt out of […]

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