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Class action bigwig beats appeal of misconduct ruling
Legal Ethics October 30, 2018 9:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A leading class action lawyer has defeated an attempt by the Law Society of NSW to revive professional misconduct proceedings against him. In an October […]

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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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MinterEllison settles claims over solar company collapse
Securities July 24, 2018 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison has resolved claims by two directors of failed Solar Shop Australia alleging the law firm, which was retained by the company to advise on […]

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Kalus Kenny Intelex dodges contempt charges in ASIC case
White Collar July 19, 2018 10:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Boutique law firm Kalus Kenny Intelex has escaped contempt of court charges sought by the corporate watchdog alleging it breached orders freezing the assets of […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins case over United’s failed IPO
Corporate June 26, 2018 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has prevailed in a suit by United Petroleum alleging the law firm and former United chairman Martin Hudson breached their duties to […]

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Judge scolds lawyers for ‘epistolary grenades’ in $8M fraud case
White Collar June 13, 2018 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has chided lawyers for lobbing “epistolary grenades” in the form of “ill-advised” emails in a civil case connected to an $8 million fraud […]

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Auto shop loses bid to sue Holding Redlich over franchisee agreements
Contracts June 19, 2018 12:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has rejected a failed auto repair franchiser’s bid to appeal a ruling dismissing its case against Holding Redlich alleging the law firm […]

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AMP’s three female non-executive directors step down
Financial Services May 8, 2018 6:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing shareholder wrath in the wake of the Royal Commission’s damning revelations, AMP’s three female non-executive directors stepped down on Tuesday. Board members Vanessa Wallace […]

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Judge recuses himself after raising spectre of legal watchdog
Legal Ethics May 14, 2018 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Victorian Supreme Court judge has recused himself from proceedings over costs in a construction dispute, after vowing to send transcripts of the case to […]

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AMP’s Salter denies misconduct, says he learnt of ousting from ASX
Legal Ethics April 30, 2018 9:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP’s general counsel Brian Salter says he did not know he was sacked until he read the company’s announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange on […]

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