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What led to judge’s resignation was ‘regrettable and extraordinary’, judicial body says
Legal Ethics 2024-02-27 11:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry served with the “highest standards of integrity”, and the circumstances that led to his resignation from the […]

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Justice Lasry’s resignation a ‘sad cautionary tale’ of dangers of judicial complaint process, experts say
Legal Ethics 2024-02-22 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The DPP’s complaint to Victoria’s judicial watchdog that prompted the shock resignation of Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry was an abuse of process, experts say, […]

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‘I was a lawyer when you were in nappies’: Solicitor found guilty of misconduct for emails to Mills Oakley partner
Legal Ethics 2024-01-08 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A tribunal has found a Sydney solicitor guilty of professional misconduct after finding he sent numerous emails that contained profane language and were condescending to […]

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A fool for a client? NSW appeals court ruling a boon for self-repped law firms 
Legal Ethics 2024-01-05 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The NSW Court of Appeal has issued a judgment contradicting a finding from its Victorian counterpart, ruling that law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell can recover costs […]

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Inquiry into judge a ‘flagrant interference’ by executive, group says
Legal Ethics 2023-12-08 10:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The peak body for Australian judges has condemned an inquiry into a Supreme Court Justice reportedly charged with assault, saying that it will have sweeping […]

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Legal watchdog can seek orders against anti-vax lawyer
Legal Ethics 2023-12-08 5:17 am By Cindy Cameronne

The Council for the Law Society of NSW can seek disciplinary findings against a solicitor who was previously banned over social media posts encouraging people […]

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Phoney Airtasker lawyer wins three-month cut to sentence on appeal
Legal Ethics 2023-11-23 12:32 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has reduced the jail sentence imposed on a Brisbane man who falsely represented he was a lawyer on the Airtasker app, but refused […]

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Law firm replaced in Hyundai, Kia class actions after merger ‘falls apart’
Class Actions 2023-11-20 4:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm that brought class actions against Hyundai and Kia over alleged faulty anti-lock braking systems has been replaced ahead of a contest against […]

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Judicial immunity law passes in wake of ruling against Judge Vasta
Courts 2023-11-15 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Federal parliament has passed legislation extending judicial immunity to judges on the Federal Circuit and Family Court, after a judge on the court was held […]

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Ex-Arnold Bloch Leibler lawyer’s complaint against solicitor, barrister can’t be revived
Business of Law 2023-11-13 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former senior associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler has lost her bid for review of a decision tossing her claims against the solicitor and barrister […]

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