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‘Go spend time with your kids’: Piper Alderman hit with sex discrimination lawsuit
Employment July 30, 2020 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former administrative assistant at Piper Alderman who was not allowed to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic says she was terminated for taking […]

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Maddens slammed for fee disclosures in bushfire class action
Class Actions July 6, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maddens has once again been criticised for its non-compliant costs agreements, three months after receiving similar feedback from a Victoria Supreme Court judge overseeing the […]

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Employers guilty of wage theft face 10 years in jail under new law
Employment June 17, 2020 5:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Labor Government has successfully passed a landmark bill which makes the failure to properly pay workers a criminal offence punishable by up to […]

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‘Blatant and disgraceful’: Lawyer who stole from clients gets 6 years in prison
Legal Ethics June 11, 2020 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has sentenced a Melbourne-based lawyer to six years in prison for stealing and misusing over $1.7 million in client funds, saying his conduct […]

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Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over bushfire class action tax bill
Appeals May 28, 2020 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has come up short in its challenge to a multimillion dollar tax bill for a record settlement payout in the Black Saturday bushfire […]

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Adcon can’t stop Icon from calling on security in feud over Botanic Melbourne development
Construction April 22, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm Adcon has failed in a bid to block developer Icon from accessing a $396,000 bank guarantee after delays in the development of the […]

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Victoria to allow judge-only trials during COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus April 21, 2020 6:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Victoria will allow judge-only trials as part of a raft of temporary new laws to be put in place to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Victorian […]

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DLA Piper admits to breaching disclosure obligations in $466,000 costs dispute
Intellectual Property March 23, 2020 12:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A dispute over approximately $466,000 in unpaid legal costs has been sent to the Victorian Supreme Court after DLA Piper admitted it breached its disclosure […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions May 13, 2020 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Ex-Victorian prosecutor awarded $435,000 for work-related PTSD
Business of Law February 20, 2020 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former prosecutor working for the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions in its sexual offences division has won a $435,000 judgment by the state’s Supreme […]

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