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Piper Alderman says costs breach in KPMG class action ‘obviously accidental’
Class Actions May 31, 2019 2:42 pm By Amelia Birnie

Piper Alderman has urged a judge to excuse its “obviously accidental” breach of legal profession costs regulations in its Discovery Metals investor class action against […]

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Ex-Slater & Gordon solicitor axed for complaints about ‘unethical’ funding referral scheme, lawsuit says
Employment May 23, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former senior lawyer at Slater & Gordon has filed a lawsuit against his old employer, claiming he was fired after complaining about allegedly unethical […]

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Arnold Thomas & Becker loses bid for quick dismissal of ex-client’s lawsuit
Legal Ethics May 13, 2019 4:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A self-represented former client of personal injury firm Arnold Thomas & Becker has successfully blocked an application for summary judgment in a dispute that alleges […]

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HWL must produce files in case accusing partner of diverting client funds to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics May 8, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed HWL Ebsworth’s claims of a “fishing expedition” and granted discovery of a slew of  internal documents relevant to allegations a partner […]

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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 Christine Caulfield

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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