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Law firm boss can’t halt compensation bid in disciplinary action pending negligence suit
Professional Negligence 2021-01-14 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The managing partner of a Brisbane-based law firm has failed to shut down a bid for compensation brought in disciplinary proceedings filed by the Legal […]

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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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Melbourne cafe to hand over $646,000 to court in fee spat with law firm
Business of Law 2020-12-10 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bourke Street cafe Barfly’s has agreed to hand over $646,250 to the court in trust in an ongoing spat over its legal bills with a […]

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HWL Ebsworth defeats negligence lawsuit over Sydney land tender
Professional Negligence 2020-12-09 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has successfully defended a negligence lawsuit over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned Sydney land to property developer PPK Group, with a court […]

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$50M settlement resolves class action against Vocation, PwC
Class Actions 2020-11-30 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A $50 million settlement has been reached in a long-running shareholder class action against defunct vocational training company Vocation that also spawned multiple cross-claims against […]

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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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Melbourne cafe files latest salvo in dispute over $1M legal bill
Business of Law 2020-10-07 3:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The owner of Melbourne’s Barfly’s, which has been sued by its former law firm for unpaid fees relating to a $2.4 million settlement negotiated for […]

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Judge warns funder against ‘double dipping’ in Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2020-09-09 2:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing the Ruby Princess class action has cautioned funders against “double dipping” when seeking payouts from group members, while cruise line Carnival has […]

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McCabe Curwood faces $100,000 negligence claim by ex-lawyer
Professional Negligence 2020-08-25 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former solicitor from Sydney-based law firm McCabe Curwood has expanded his negligence and breach of contract case against his former employer and is now […]

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Slater and Gordon faces negligence suit over advice to Glennon abuse victim
Professional Negligence 2020-08-21 9:52 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Plaintiffs law firm Slater and Gordan has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of giving negligence advice to a victim of notorious paedophile priest […]

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