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Founder of NewLaw firm guilty of professional misconduct for ‘cavalier approach’
Legal Ethics April 9, 2019 9:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

NewLaw pioneer and founder of Bespoke Law, Jeremy Szwider, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct after taking on a case […]

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Lawsuit claims HWL partner helped divert insurance proceeds to settle legal tab
Legal Ethics April 3, 2019 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insolvent mobile ticketing company Bcode wants a slew of documents from HWL Ebsworth related to its allegations that an HWL partner aided Bcode’s former directors […]

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Deep Investments can’t take another shot at case, Full Court says
Appeals April 1, 2019 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has denied a bid by Deep Investments to vary orders dismissing its case against a solicitor and six others over $10 million […]

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Ex-McInnes Wilson lawyer struck off after funneling over $680,000 to wife’s biz
Legal Ethics January 21, 2019 7:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former McInnes Wilson lawyer has been struck off the roll of practitioners after an administrative tribunal found he engaged in “protracted and egregious acts […]

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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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