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‘Blatant and disgraceful’: Lawyer who stole from clients gets 6 years in prison
Legal Ethics 2020-06-11 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has sentenced a Melbourne-based lawyer to six years in prison for stealing and misusing over $1.7 million in client funds, saying his conduct […]

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High Court’s Chorley ruling applies to solo practitioners, court finds
Legal Ethics 2020-05-22 6:38 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The High Court’s abolition of the so-called Chorley exception, which allowed self-represented lawyers to recover their own expenses, also extends to incorporated legal practices through […]

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Ex-Johnson Winter & Slattery clients lose bid to split negligence case
Legal Ethics 2020-04-23 12:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former clients of Johnson Winter & Slattery cannot split a trial in their negligence proceeding against the law firm and have had a subpoena […]

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Three law firms now facing class actions over Ralan advice
Class Actions 2020-03-12 2:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three Sydney-based law firms are now facing claims by Australian-Chinese investors seeking over $6 million in damages for allegedly negligent advice provided about investment properties […]

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Barrister appeals finding she overcharged client
Legal Ethics 2020-02-21 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sydney criminal barrister is challenging a ruling that she engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct by performing unnecessary work for her client and threatening to […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics 2020-01-13 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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High Court’s Chorley ruling dooms Tucker & Cowen partner’s costs bid
Business of Law 2020-01-10 11:30 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has slashed the costs awarded to a Tucker & Cowen name partner in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of failed fund manager […]

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Thomson Geer faces negligence lawsuit over $120M Melbourne car park deal
Business of Law 2020-01-07 1:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Thomson Geer is facing a negligence lawsuit by a commercial property investment firm over advice it gave in relation to a $120 million […]

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Shine Lawyers avoids being dragged into negligence lawsuit
Legal Ethics 2019-11-15 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A bid to join Shine Lawyers and barrister David Turner to a negligence suit against an Australian law firm retained to assist with a $630,000 […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit against personal injury firm over sexual assault settlement
Legal Ethics 2019-10-17 1:57 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed a professional negligence claim against a personal injury law firm, finding no prospect of success for a former client who alleged […]

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