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Routine email destruction ‘bombshell’ on eve of Banksia funder’s death just a ruse, court told
Class Actions 2020-12-08 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

The funder accused of a fraudulent scheme to pocket inflated fees from the Banksia Securities class action produced less than 200 documents to the contradictor […]

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Banksia funder’s son says threat to scrap $64M class action settlement ‘didn’t feel right’
Class Actions 2020-12-03 5:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The son of Banksia Securities class action funder Mark Elliott questioned his father on whether it was “right” to rip up a $64 million settlement […]

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Mark Elliott’s son admits postdating cheques to Banksia lawyers ‘doesn’t look good’
Class Actions 2020-12-02 11:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyer Alex Elliott has told a judge he didn’t know when he postdated cheques for members of the Banksia class action legal team that it […]

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‘I idolised dad’: Banksia funder’s son takes stand over class action fee scandal
Class Actions 2020-12-01 7:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The mastermind behind an alleged fraudulent scheme by members of the legal team running the class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities was a […]

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Lawyers wanting to grill Banksia class action silk put on short leash
Class Actions 2020-11-27 10:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has confined the scope of questions lawyers can ask disgraced senior barrister Norman O’Bryan when he takes the stand this week to give […]

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Late document dump in Banksia class action a ‘professional disgrace’, court told
Class Actions 2020-11-26 11:48 am By Christine Caulfield

Last-minute discovery of emails by the solicitor facing accusations of complicity in a fraudulent scheme by his father and the barristers leading a class action […]

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Why law firms should think twice before representing themselves
Legal Ethics 2020-11-18 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A finding this week that Norton Rose Fulbright intentionally misled a former lawyer in an employment dispute and abused the court’s processes threatens the legal […]

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Five law firms to spar over liability in $15M Dover Financial negligence case
Financial Services 2020-11-18 12:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two more law firms have been joined to a lawsuit by defunct financial advisor Dover Financial accusing three law firms of providing negligent advice regarding […]

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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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Slater & Gordon settles suit by lawyer who complained about funding referral scheme
Employment 2020-11-05 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater & Gordon has settled a lawsuit brought by a former senior solicitor alleging he was fired after making complaints about the law firm’s arrangement […]

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