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COVID-19 could push Country Care cartel trial to next year
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-04-15 1:59 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The jury trial for a criminal cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care and two employees is unlikely to start before next year due […]

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Barristers call for financial help as work declines amid coronavirus pandemic
Business of Law 2020-03-27 11:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The association for practicing barristers in NSW has called for a financial support package for its members as courts restrict in-person hearings to combat the […]

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Lawyers poised for rise in COVID-19-related workers comp claims
Employment 2020-03-27 9:29 pm By Alison Eveleigh

As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise and more people work from home, lawyers are predicting a jump in workers’ compensation claims, […]

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Litigating in the age of coronavirus: The Dick Smith trial goes virtual
Trials 2020-03-20 7:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

When you think of high-stakes commercial litigation, a courtroom packed with a small army of barristers and solicitors, sharp cross-talk, and a hailstorm of complex […]

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Fair trial not possible in virtual courtroom, says judge overseeing Obeid, Macdonald case
White Collar 2020-04-08 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A fair trial cannot be conducted in a virtual courtroom, the judge overseeing the criminal case against former NSW Labor ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian […]

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ACCC to ease off compulsory exams in response to COVID-19
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-27 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will scale back its use of certain investigatory tools, such as compulsory examinations, amid the strain on Australian businesses […]

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On the line: Federal Court keeps wheels of justice turning by telephone
Business of Law 2020-03-20 11:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has updated guidance on its response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying it is working with lawyers to ensure as many hearings listed […]

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Lawyers rise to challenge of court shutdowns, but backlog will have long-term ripple effect
Business of Law 2020-03-19 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The move by Australia’s highest courts to vacate in-person hearings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have only a minor impact […]

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MinterEllison employee tests positive to coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-18 10:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

A MinterEllison employee has tested positive to the new coronavirus and is now in self isolation, as are all the colleagues the individual was recently […]

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ACCC says cancellations due to COVID-19 could impact consumer rights
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-18 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued guidelines on consumers’ rights to refunds if a flight or event is shuttered due to the coronavirus, […]

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