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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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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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