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How Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Elyse Hilton survived the Hayne commission and made partner
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-16 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Unlike many successful litigation partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler partner Elyse Hilton wanted to be “anything but a lawyer” when she was in high school. “My […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Auditors of fraudster Melissa Caddick might face class action
Class Actions 2021-06-10 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investors who entrusted their retirement savings to deceased fraudster Melissa Caddick may launch a class action against the auditors that signed off on financial statements […]

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Liquidators of S&P class action plaintiff win strikeout bid in spat over funder’s agreements
Class Actions 2021-06-08 4:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has gutted a defence and counterclaim filed by the biggest unitholder in investment fund Vale in a battle with a litigation funder and […]

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Phoenix Institute files lawsuit accusing directors of duty breaches
Education 2021-06-03 12:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Failed vocational education provider Phoenix Institute has taken three of its former directors to court claiming they breached the Corporations Act in the lead-up to […]

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Liquidator of Fogo Brazilia faces ouster for retaining law firm investigating class action
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-24 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidator of restaurant chain Fogo Brazilia has been ordered to hand over communications with law firm Levitt Robinson as creditors seek to oust him […]

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Grant Thornton can bring cross-claim against Forge Group
Professional Negligence 2021-05-21 9:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grant Thornton has won approval to a bring a cross-claim against Forge Group, just three months ahead of trial in the collapsed engineering company’s case […]

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EY’s ‘surprising’ switch from Allens to Holding Redlich delays suit over Penrice audits
Ernst & Young 2021-05-20 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young has delayed in filing its evidence in a lawsuit by Sydney-based investment firm London City Equities over its auditing of collapsed soda […]

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Worrells partner wins costs from ASIC for incoherent pleading
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-14 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Worrells liquidator facing ASIC proceedings seeking to have his registration cancelled has won costs from the regulator after a judge found he was entitled […]

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Gadens wins privilege fight over ‘malicious’ letter to building regulator
Construction 2021-05-13 5:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The director of building company Modscape has lost his bid to access Gadens’ advice concerning an allegedly false and malicious letter sent to the Victorian […]

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