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Judge nips Advanta Seeds class action in the bud, finds no duty of care owed
Class Actions 2021-04-09 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advanta Seeds has defeated a class action brought over contaminated seeds, with a court finding the Australian seed supplier did not owe a duty of […]

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Tucker & Cowen didn’t enter binding settlement with client in negligence case, court finds
Professional Negligence 2021-04-09 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has rejected claims by a former client of Tucker & Cowen that the law firm entered into a binding settlement of $150,000 to […]

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Law firm appeals $1.4M judgment over negligent advice
Business of Law 2021-03-29 11:56 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney-based law firm is challenging a ruling that ordered it to pay $1.4 million in damages for failing to properly advise a client of […]

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Judge won’t entertain defective defence argument in negligence case against K&L Gates
Colin Biggers & Paisley 2021-03-25 10:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

K&L Gates has fended off a mid-case bid for costs by former clients who are seeking $3 million in a negligence lawsuit and told a […]

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Law firm racked up $60M legal bill in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-03-15 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm behind a long-running class action over the 2011 floods in Queensland which reached a $440 million partial settlement last month has estimated […]

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Former QC, now judge liable to client in negligent advice case, court rules
Professional Negligence 2021-03-01 6:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former QC turned Victorian Supreme Court judge has been found liable, along with a law firm acquired by Russell Kennedy, to pay $1.185 million […]

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$440M settlement reached in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-02-26 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The State of Queensland and subcontractor Sunwater have agreed to pay $440 million to settle part of a class action over the 2011 floods in […]

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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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Ex-Johnson Winter & Slattery clients can’t subpeona Optus, Telstra for lawyer’s phone records
Professional Negligence 2021-02-17 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has shot down an attempt by former Johnson Winter & Slattery clients to secure records of phone calls by their solicitor to corroborate […]

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Law firm, barrister face negligence trial over client’s loss in $24.5M property spat
Professional Negligence 2021-01-28 4:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Melbourne law firm and barrister will soon face trial over allegations of breach of fiduciary duty brought by a former client who lost a […]

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