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Lawyers breached duty to client with ‘sharply’ conflicting interests, appeals court rules
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 9:54 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Sydney law firm has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation and restitution for breach of its fiduciary duties, after […]

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Top-tier firm must pay $500K to billionaire for negligence over ‘critical omission’
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 6:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A top-tier Australian law firm has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars in damages for professional negligence, after its billionaire client […]

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Senior partner denies deliberate delay in trial over rejected $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-08-20 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has denied he made a “deliberate decision” to withhold advice from a former client suing for alleged […]

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Law firm boss wins stay of $170k sexual harassment judgment, despite some ‘weak’ appeal grounds
Employment 2019-08-12 2:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeal judge has stayed a $170,000 judgment against the head of a New South Wales law firm after he was found to have engaged […]

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Jailed lawyer Brody Clarke seen as ‘young hotshot’ at Atanaskovic Hartnell, judge says
Legal Ethics 2019-08-09 11:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Jailed solicitor and fraudster Brody Clarke was not the mediocre, junior lawyer his boss at Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell made him out to be, […]

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Tax dodging Sydney silk loses bid for readmission as a lawyer
Legal Ethics 2019-08-06 9:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sydney-based former senior counsel, who failed to pay income tax for 16 years, has lost his appeal of a decision blocking his readmission as […]

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‘Bad example of the litigation process’: senior partner faces trial for rejecting $4.45M Westpac settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-08-05 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior partner at a Sydney-based law firm has defended advice he gave five former clients suing over what they say was breach of duties […]

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Judge discontinues Queensland legal fees class action
Class Actions 2019-07-29 2:51 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has discontinued a class action brought against a Queensland law firm over allegedly non-compliant conditional costs agreements, after finding no evidence that anyone […]

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Judge takes lighter load, gets mentoring after panning by appeals courts
Legal Ethics 2019-07-22 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who this month faced strong criticism from an appeals court for his “egregious” conduct in a case, has stepped down from senior administrative […]

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Slater & Gordon hits back at ex-lawyer’s claims over allegedly unethical funding referral scheme
Legal Ethics 2019-06-28 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Slater & Gordon has struck back against allegations by a former senior solicitor that he was fired after making complaints about the law firm’s arrangement […]

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