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Former CoCo Joy boss charged with running company while disqualified
White Collar 2021-10-14 1:15 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The former CEO of failed coconut water venture CoCo Joy, which once sponsored the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles NRL team, faces charges he managed the company […]

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Griffin Coal told to pay Carna Group liquidators $5M for contract breach
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-10-12 6:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been ordered to pay $5.1 million to liquidators of a collapsed mining services company after a judge found it […]

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‘Arrogant’ barristers in Banksia class action struck off roll, face criminal probe
Legal Ethics 2021-10-11 5:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers running the scandal-ridden Banksia class action have been struck from the roll of practitioners, will face criminal investigation and must pay group members $11.7 […]

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Day of reckoning arrives for Banksia class action lawyers
Feature 2021-10-08 10:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

It has been described as the darkest chapter in Victoria’s legal history, an exemplar of all that is terrible with class actions in Australia. A […]

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Ex-Dick Smith CFO to appeal $43M victory for NAB
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-10-07 6:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dick Smith’s former CFO will appeal a $43 million judgment in favour of National Australia Bank over his role in the retailer’s collapse. In a […]

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Westpac wants contempt conviction against Forum’s Bill Papas but can’t find him
White Collar 2021-10-01 6:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac wants Forum Finance founder Bill Papas held in contempt of court, but the bank has hit a snag in serving its motion on the […]

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Managed investment scheme rules stall $78M class action against NAB, Walton
Class Actions 2021-09-30 12:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $78 million class action against National Australia Bank and Walton Construction seeking compensation for sub-contractors after the company’s collapse has halted as lawyers scramble […]

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Funder’s critical intervention in liquidator’s case leaves it on hook for costs
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-24 2:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has issued a stern warning to litigation funders seeking to take a “gamble” on pending court proceedings, ruling they could be held liable […]

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Forum Finance director faces $300,000 legal bill, can’t mount defence, court told
Financial Services 2021-09-22 9:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Forum Finance director is unable to file a defence against Westpac’s $400 million fraud case because his former solicitor has refused to hand over […]

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NSW Police launch investigation into Forum Finance
Financial Services 2021-09-13 2:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The NSW Police have commenced an investigation into Forum Finance and director Bill Papas, which have been accused by Westpac, French investment bank Societe Generale […]

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