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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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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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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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ACCC allows Rex to coordinate with Qantas, Virgin on regional flights
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-27 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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Top legal risks for employers when staff are working from home
Feature 2020-03-27 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

With new lockdown measures being rolled out on a daily basis to combat COVID-19, vast numbers of Australians have found themselves working from home, many […]

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Online trial planned in Opal Tower builder’s case against insurers
Construction 2020-03-26 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court is pushing ahead with an expedited trial in Icon Co.’s case against Liberty Mutual Insurance and QBE over the Opal Tower disaster, […]

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Court forces ASIC to delay warning against Mayfair 101 despite COVID 19-stoked investment fears
Financial Services 2020-03-26 9:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered ASIC to wait 48 hours after making any decision to send a warning notice to investment conglomerate Mayfair 101 before publicly […]

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HWL Ebsworth softens stance, lets lawyers work from home
Business of Law 2020-03-26 9:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

After insisting that employees remain working in the office despite tough government restrictions to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, HWL Ebsworth has changed […]

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CFMEU says worker tests positive for COVID-19, maintains construction an ‘essential service’
Construction 2020-03-26 3:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CFMEU said Thursday that a Melbourne construction worker had tested positive for coronavirus, but maintained its position that construction sites should be deemed an […]

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Court wrestles with how toxic foam settlement objectors will be heard
Class Actions 2020-03-26 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the $212.5 million settlement in three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has been told of at least one […]

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