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Bar Association says tribunal should have made professional misconduct finding against barrister
Legal Ethics 2021-07-09 6:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister who allegedly pushed an assistant clerk’s head while making a sexual remark at a professional dinner should have been found to have engaged […]

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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Law firm defeats ex-client’s lawsuit over $24.5M property spat
Legal Ethics 2021-07-05 2:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Melbourne law firm has triumphed in a lawsuit by a former client that accused it of breaching its fiduciary duty in “hard-fought” litigation over […]

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Barrister reprimanded for lewd gesture faces appeal by NSW Bar Association
Legal Ethics 2021-06-29 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Council of the NSW Bar Association has filed an appeal after a tribunal found that a Sydney barrister who allegedly pushed an assistant clerk’s […]

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Barrister reprimanded for lewd gesture at professional dinner
Legal Ethics 2021-06-21 1:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A NSW barrister who allegedly pushed an assistant clerk’s head while making a sexual remark at a professional dinner has been reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional […]

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Silk Sue Chrysanthou could face disciplinary proceedings over Christian Porter brief
Legal Ethics 2021-06-17 2:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Leading defamation silk Sue Chrysanthou is facing possible disciplinary action arising from her representation of Liberal minister Christian Porter in a now-settled defamation case against […]

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Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou hit with costs in Jo Dyer lawsuit
Defamation 2021-06-11 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Christian Porter and silk Sue Chrysanthou have been ordered to foot the legal bill of Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused Porter […]

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‘Uncomfortable’ judge told Ben Roberts-Smith not in relationship with lawyer
Legal Ethics 2021-06-09 1:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

News publisher Fairfax has been accused of attempts to intimidate Ben Roberts-Smith’s lawyer in contempt of court by publishing inaccurate media reports that the solicitor […]

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HWL Ebsworth faces $130M negligent advice case by ex-client
Real Estate 2021-06-08 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former client is seeking damages of up to $130 million from HWL Ebsworth in a lawsuit accusing the law firm of giving negligent advice […]

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Lawyers who accused Vic Supreme Court of bias dodge contempt finding
Legal Ethics 2021-05-31 6:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A barrister and solicitor who accused the Victoria Supreme Court of bias have avoided a contempt of court ruling, despite a judge finding their conduct […]

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