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Prominent silk Kate Eastman accused of bias in Israel Folau case
Employment 2019-10-10 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau says a tribunal’s decision to terminate his contract with Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts has no effect due […]

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Tucker & Cowen loses second bid to dodge $17.5M Equititrust case
Legal Ethics 2019-10-07 12:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two name partners at law firm Tucker & Cowen have lost another attempt to dismiss a case brought against them by the receivers of failed […]

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Holding Redlich partner defends ‘good lawyer’ reputation at political donations inquiry
Legal Ethics 2019-09-18 9:17 pm By Amelia Birnie

Holding Redlich national managing partner Ian Robertson has defended his reputation as a “good lawyer” while being cross-examined at ICAC over cover-up advice he strenuously […]

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‘Affront to equality’: High Court trashes rule allowing self-repped lawyers to claim costs
Appeals 2019-09-04 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has done away with a rule that allowed self-represented lawyers to claim costs for legal proceedings, calling the exception an “affront to […]

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Lawyers breached duty to client with ‘sharply’ conflicting interests, appeals court rules
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Sydney law firm has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation and restitution for breach of its fiduciary duties, after […]

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Top-tier firm must pay $500K to billionaire for negligence over ‘critical omission’
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 6:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A top-tier Australian law firm has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars in damages for professional negligence, after its billionaire client […]

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Senior partner denies deliberate delay in trial over rejected $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-08-20 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged […]

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Law firm boss wins stay of $170k sexual harassment judgment, despite some ‘weak’ appeal grounds
Employment 2019-08-12 2:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeal judge has stayed a $170,000 judgment against the head of a New South Wales law firm after he was found to have engaged […]

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Jailed lawyer Brody Clarke seen as ‘young hotshot’ at Atanaskovic Hartnell, judge says
Legal Ethics 2019-08-09 11:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Jailed solicitor and fraudster Brody Clarke was not the mediocre, junior lawyer his boss at Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell made him out to be, […]

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Tax dodging Sydney silk loses bid for readmission as a lawyer
Legal Ethics 2019-08-06 9:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sydney-based former senior counsel, who failed to pay income tax for 16 years, has lost his appeal of a decision blocking his readmission as […]

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