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Bar Association defends judges’ impartiality in face of ‘misleading’ bias analysis
Business of Law 2021-08-23 4:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Bar Association has criticised “flawed” methodology used to analyse the competency of judges, weighing in on controversy over the Australian Law Reform Commission’s […]

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Ex-gangland lawyer fined for misleading Legal Services Commissioner
Legal Ethics 2021-08-16 12:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne lawyer, who formerly represented gangland figures, has been reprimanded and fined $9,000, after a court found he recklessly misled the Victorian Legal Services […]

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Lawyer who admitted to professional misconduct loses bid for costs from public fund
Legal Ethics 2021-08-06 5:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A solicitor who admitted to allegations of professional misconduct has lost a NSW Court of Appeal bid for the costs of a NCAT proceeding to […]

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Freedom Foods to call boss as witness in former GC’s unfair dismissal case
Employment 2021-08-05 11:27 am By Miklos Bolza

Food and beverage manufacturer Freedom Foods will call its CEO and ex-group chairman to the stand in a case filed by the firm’s former group […]

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‘Insightless and unrepentant’: Suspended lawyer must pay up for hoarding firm’s funds
Legal Ethics 2021-08-02 6:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A suspended Sydney lawyer, who was struck off the roll of practioners for over charging an elderly client with dementia, has been ordered to return […]

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Complaints against Christian Porter’s lawyers filed with legal watchdog
Legal Ethics 2021-07-28 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A friend of Christian Porter’s accuser has lodged complaints with the NSW legal watchdog against silk Sue Chrysanthou and Porter’s solicitor, Rebekah Giles, for their […]

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Silk Sue Chrysanthou says costs in dispute over Porter brief ‘substantial’
Defamation 2021-07-20 2:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Noting that the legal costs of a dispute over whether she could represent federal minister Christian Porter in his defamation case were “substantial”, Sue Chrysanthou […]

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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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