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Law firm boss can’t halt compensation bid in disciplinary action pending negligence suit
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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Group launches court action over approval of Woodside’s Burrup Hub expansion
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-01-13 4:33 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Conservation Council of Western Australia has brought legal action in the Western Australia Supreme Court alleging the state government should not have approved Woodside’s […]

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Clive Palmer offers to drop contempt of court lawsuit against WA Premier
High Court 2021-01-12 3:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Billionaire Clive Palmer has offered to withdraw his High Court contempt of court lawsuit against Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan “in a spirit of reconciliation […]

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Hotel quarantine, aged care reports boost class actions, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reports exposing serious government and healthcare failures amid Victoria’s second COVID-19 wave have strengthened the claims in class actions against the Andrews government and two […]

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Law firm’s ‘overly combative manner’ prompts independent counsel appointment in bushfire class actions
Class Actions 2020-12-11 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge will appoint an independent barrister to determine the allocation of settlement proceeds between insured group members and their insurers from two St Patrick’s […]

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NSW can’t shield docs in ACCC competition case over ports privatisation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-09 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW government cannot assert public immunity over cabinet documents sought in a case brought by the ACCC over an allegedly anti-competitive agreement for the […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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Clive Palmer’s companies slammed for misleading court in $30B dispute with WA
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-25 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two companies owned by billionaire Clive Palmer have suffered a legal setback, with a judge setting aside prior orders enforcing two awards in a $30 […]

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Tucker Cowen hit with unfair dismissal lawsuit by senior counsel
Employment 2020-11-25 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based law firm Tucker Cowen and three of its principals are facing an unfair dismissal case by a former special counsel who exited the firm […]

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Clive Palmer ends legal battle with Coolum Resort villa owners
Real Estate 2020-11-24 9:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has reached a deal to end his many legal woes with villa owners at the shuttered Palmer Coolum Resort in Queensland, a […]

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