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Court action seeks to block defamation silk from acting for Christian Porter
Legal Ethics 2021-05-12 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Senior barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC is reportedly facing court action to prevent her from continuing to act for Christian Porter in the former attorney-general’s defamation […]

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Judges may have ‘blind spot’ when hearing applications for their own recusal, ALRC told
Legal Ethics 2021-04-30 4:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Law Reform Commission has suggested judges should transfer applications for their own disqualification to a separate duty judge to decide, after hearing concerns […]

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Gadens guards advice docs over ‘malicious’ letter to building regulator
Legal Ethics 2021-04-27 7:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The director of building company Modscape is fighting to access Gadens’ advice concerning an allegedly false and malicious letter sent to the Victorian Building Authority […]

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Judge to decide if lockdown class action lawyer’s clients must hand over details
Class Actions 2021-04-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge will hear arguments by suspended lawyer Serene Teffaha, who filed a class action against the state over lockdown restrictions, over whether her clients […]

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‘Not comforting or chivalrous’: Barrister reprimanded for sexually harassing solicitor
Business of Law 2021-04-16 9:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Sydney barrister who has admitted to sexually harassing a young female solicitor in a NSW Supreme Court conference room is facing disciplinary action for […]

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Funder of scandal-ridden Banksia class action expresses ‘remorse and regret’
Legal Ethics 2021-03-17 10:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funding company controlled by the late solicitor Mark Elliott has told a court of its “remorse and regret” for its misconduct in the […]

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Lawyers, funder in Banksia misconduct case could face $10M hit
Class Actions 2021-03-15 11:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing the trial alleging fraud on the part of barristers and the funder behind a class action over Banksia Securities will be asked […]

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Axed Slater & Gordon lawyer reprimanded for falsifying affidavits
Legal Ethics 2021-04-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Slater & Gordon lawyer has been reprimanded by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for “disgraceful and dishonourable” conduct in falsifying client affidavits […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC files lawsuit claiming she ‘had no choice but to resign’
Employment 2020-11-09 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former company secretary and group general counsel of Freedom Foods has filed an unfair dismissal lawsuit accusing the food and beverage company of sidelining […]

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Barrister struck off roll for practising in NSW without a certificate for 6 years
Legal Ethics 2021-03-25 9:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former barrister has been struck off the roll of practitioners in NSW after it was found that he practised in the state for six […]

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