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Slater & Gordon shareholders say EY, Pitcher Partners’ audit was ‘superficial’
Trials 2021-11-10 9:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firms EY and Pitcher Partners ignored “front page news” that Slater & Gordon’s acquired business Quindell was scrutinised by a UK regulator after reporting […]

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Sparke Helmore partner engaged in ‘blatant cover-up’ to hide oversight, trial told
Trials 2021-11-09 8:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Sparke Helmore partner at the centre of a $1 million professional negligence lawsuit attempted to conceal an “oversight of enormous proportions” that is said […]

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Beetaloo gas exploration was approved to ‘stymie’ climate change case, judge told
Climate change 2021-11-02 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government decision’s to enter into a contract with a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin was an effort […]

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BlueScope meeting made distributor ‘extremely uncomfortable’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-01 5:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope general manager Jason Ellis made executives of a steel distributor “extremely uncomfortable” in a meeting where he presented the steel giant’s price list, a […]

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Class action silks thank court for OKing in-person trial that didn’t happen
Courts 2021-10-29 7:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

A settlement in the class action against Crown Resorts put paid to an in-person trial before it began, but gathering in court on Friday to […]

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BlueScope general manager ‘not an honest witness’, ACCC tells court
Trials 2021-10-26 9:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel general manager Jason Ellis was not an honest witness and did not express genuine regret when he apologised for obstructing an ACCC investigation, […]

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Trial in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case delayed to 2022
Defamation 2021-10-15 9:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has adjourned trial in the defamation case by accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith to early 2022, saying relocation was not practical after COVID-19 […]

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ACCC officers face pre-trial grilling in ANZ cartel case as judge questions need for committal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-12 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five enforcement officers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be cross-examined by lawyers for banks facing price fixing charges over their conduct following […]

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High Court frowns on judge’s private chats with counsel
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 4:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Trial judges should not communicate with barristers outside of court, the High Court has ruled in a “troubling” case of apprehended bias that saw a […]

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‘Horribly offensive’: Peter Dutton tells court of hurt at rape apologist tweet
Trials 2021-10-06 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has given evidence of his “hurt” at trial in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape […]

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