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Silk’s $990 hourly rate trimmed in case against Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou
Defamation 2022-01-21 3:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has made orders trimming the $990 hourly fee charged by a QC while representing Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused […]

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Law firm accused of ‘head in the sand’ dodges costs in failed dismissal case
Employment 2022-01-20 10:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm has escaped an order for costs sought by a Melbourne city council that argued the firm had turned a blind eye to a client’s lack of credibility in an unfair dismissal case.

Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou hit with $430,200 bill in Jo Dyer lawsuit
Defamation 2022-01-19 5:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Christian Porter and silk Sue Chrysanthou have been ordered to pay $430,200 in legal costs to Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused […]

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Banksia funder to be wound up, liquidators to probe potential claims against directorslegal
Class Actions 2022-01-18 1:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder behind a scam to defraud members of a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities has entered liquidation, and the funder’s […]

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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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Barrister faces discipline after ‘gut-feeling’ prompts unfounded allegations against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-12-23 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based barrister has been reprimanded for relying on his “gut feeling” in making baseless accusations of misconduct against the principal of a law firm. […]

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Barrister who sexually harassed clerk has suffered enough, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-12-22 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales Bar Association has lost an appeal seeking a financial penalty and a professional reprimand against a Sydney barrister for his “poorly […]

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‘Serious professional misconduct’: WA lawyer found to have misled Supreme Court
Legal Ethics 2021-12-10 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Western Australian lawyer will face penalties and disciplinary action in the State Administrative Tribunal after nine professional misconduct findings were made against him, including […]

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On trial for ‘parody of court hearing’, judge says he made a mistake
Trials 2021-12-06 9:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Federal Circuit Court judge has hit back at accusations he conducted “the grossest parody of a court hearing” when he unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland […]

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Banksia-inspired conflict of interest regulations quietly take effect
Legal Ethics 2021-12-01 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spurred by the Banksia class action scandal, the federal government has implemented new regulations requiring litigation funders to manage conflicts of interest that arise when […]

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