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Senior partner denies deliberate delay in trial over rejected $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics August 20, 2019 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged […]

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Sacked Russells lawyer wins round in case over dismissal
Restructuring & Insolvency August 20, 2019 4:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A restructuring and insolvency solicitor who is suing Russells Lawyers for summarily dismissing him has largely won a discovery dispute over evidence in the case, with a judge ruling the lawyer could access communications between any of the partners related to his termination two years ago.

ICAP scolded for ‘interlocutory skirmishes’ in employee poaching spat
Employment August 14, 2019 3:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised two units of global finance firm TP ICAP Group for “unnecessary and over technical interlocutory skirmishes” as they seek damages from […]

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Judge orders release of emails by lawyer who told ex-Secure Logic exec to destroy computer files
Privacy & Cybersecurity August 13, 2019 8:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled that a former executive of cyber security firm Secure Logic Group, who took advice from a lawyer to destroy the contents […]

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Law firm boss wins stay of $170k sexual harassment judgment, despite some ‘weak’ appeal grounds
Employment August 12, 2019 2:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeal judge has stayed a $170,000 judgment against the head of a New South Wales law firm after he was found to have engaged […]

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High Court upholds sacking of public servant over tweets
Employment August 7, 2019 5:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The High Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the Australian Public Service code of conduct, after a former public servant mounted a freedom of […]

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Ex-Reinventure partner must have independent valuer assess her claim to cut of $100M
Financial Services August 7, 2019 3:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former partner of Westpac-backed venture capital firm Reinventure Group has been ordered to appoint an independent valuer to clarify the claimed loss against her […]

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Judge finds ‘seriously arguable’ case that CFMEU organised wharfies ‘go slow’
Employment August 6, 2019 11:55 am By Amelia Birnie

Australian stevedoring company DP World has won an interim bid to stop a “go slow” at its container terminal in the Port of Melbourne, after […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman gives up contempt of court case after judge blasted by Full Court
Employment August 2, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Ombudsman has dropped its contempt of court case against the owner of a Cairns tour company after an appeals court set aside […]

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Super funds could pay dearly for employer gifts, ASIC warns
Financial Services July 31, 2019 10:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has warned superannuation funds they face criminal penalties if they try to win over employers with tickets to sporting […]

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