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Litigation funding clampdown may go too far, experts say
Feature May 22, 2020 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders say they do not oppose the government’s plan to subject them to a licensing regime, but legal experts told Lawyerly the crackdown on […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims promises enforcement ramp up after litigation dry spell
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A five-month litigation drought due to the difficulties of remote investigations and staff diversions during the coronavirus pandemic will end soon, ACCC chairman Rod Sims […]

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Lawyers to face temperature checks as NSW court moves to reopen
Coronavirus May 20, 2020 9:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The NSW Supreme Court has announced a staged reopening of in-person hearings after a two-month hiatus as well as measures to mitigate the risk of […]

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Lawyers to kiss the daily commute goodbye: Work from home is here to stay
Business of Law May 19, 2020 10:36 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyers can kiss goodbye to the daily commute because working from home, which has become the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, is here to […]

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Contingency fee bill still on the agenda despite delays caused by COVID-19
Coronavirus May 19, 2020 4:20 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Victorian bill that would allow class action lawyers to charge contingency fees remains on the agenda, despite being delayed by reduced parliamentary sittings during […]

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Virgin administration a billables bonanza for top firms
Clayton Utz May 18, 2020 3:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Virgin Australia administration continues to boost billables at the top end of town, with a short list of “well-funded” buyers revealed on Monday and […]

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Court denies sick leave to Qantas workers stood down due to COVID-19
Coronavirus May 18, 2020 5:37 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Qantas employees who have been stood down due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are not entitled to access sick leave or compassionate leave, […]

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COVID-19 sees Virgin administrators absolved of liability on unprecedented scale
Restructuring & Insolvency May 15, 2020 4:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia have been absolved of personal liability for the ongoing operation of the embattled airline on an unprecedented scale, with Australia’s […]

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Fourth class action inquiry in six years exposes sharp divides
Class Actions May 13, 2020 12:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A new parliamentary inquiry into the class action regime in Australia will go ahead as planned, Attorney-General Christian Porter said Wednesday, a move backed by […]

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Return-to-work anxiety looms for many lawyers
Coronavirus May 13, 2020 10:30 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The prospect of returning to the office may be increasing levels of anxiety among some lawyers, who work in a profession rife with mental health […]

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