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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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Barrister in hot water over inappropriate conduct of ‘sexual character’
Business of Law 2021-03-05 1:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A NSW barrister who allegedly pushed an assistant clerk’s head while making a sexual remark at a professional dinner is facing disciplinary action for unsatisfactory […]

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National law firm sued by sacked ANZ trader, accused of withholding client file
Business of Law 2021-02-26 1:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A sacked ANZ trader who alleges he was fired after making complaints about rate-rigging at the bank has sued his former law firm for allegedly […]

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Judge who called expert conclave a ‘car crash’ won’t recuse herself
Professional negligence 2021-02-22 1:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has refused to disqualify herself from hearing a complex medical negligence lawsuit after she described an expert conclave as a “car crash”, citing […]

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Law firm can’t delay appeal over unpaid bill because QC won’t fly without vaccine
Legal Ethics 2021-02-17 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell has failed to postpone its appeal of a ruling over unpaid legal fees until after its senior counsel — who is […]

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High Court to weigh whether judges should socialise with barristers during a case
Legal Ethics 2021-02-17 1:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The High Court will consider whether judges should steer clear of barristers outside the court room, after a husband appealed a ruling by a judge […]

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Law firm ordered to cease acting in $51M property spat with ex-client
Legal Ethics 2021-02-15 3:59 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ordered a Melbourne-based law firm to stop acting for property company Xriso in a case against a former client over the terms […]

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‘Ancient allegations’: Judge rejects bid for new pleading in client’s 1993 case against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-02-05 6:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused a bid to file a new pleading in a $1.3 million “squabble” with an “unfortunate history” between a client and his […]

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Banksia funder’s son would have confided in friend had he known of dad’s deception, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-11 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of the funder behind a class action at the centre of scandalous misconduct claims says he would have sought advice from a family […]

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‘I didn’t put two and two together’: Lawyer says he never caught on to misconduct in Banksia case
Class Actions 2020-12-09 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Solicitor Alex Elliott has said it never clicked with him that members of the legal team running the Banksia class action were misleading an appeals […]

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