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Gadens cuts staff pay by 20% in COVID-19 downturn
Business of Law 2020-04-27 5:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lower demand for legal services triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has forced law firm Gadens to reduce staff salaries by 20%. The national law […]

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Dentons cuts staff, partner pay to weather pandemic
Business of Law 2020-04-24 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dentons has become the latest law firm to adopt belt-tightening measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing cuts to staff and partner pay for […]

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Celebrity chef Pete Evans fined $25,200 for bogus coronavirus claims about light product
Coronavirus 2020-04-24 11:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been fined $25,200 by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for claiming an expensive light machine dubbed the Biocharger could help protect […]

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Virgin administrators not on the hook for aircraft leases, for now
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-24 6:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia will not have to pay the troubled carrier’s aircraft and other lease payments, after a court granted them a temporary […]

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Virgin administration could push the boundaries of corporations law
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-23 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Voluntary administration was the only option for Virgin, and the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the airline’s decline could present a unique opportunity for the administrators to […]

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Sparke Helmore puts salary increases on ice
Business of Law 2020-04-22 6:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sparke Helmore has become the latest law firm to take steps to control costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it will suspend […]

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‘Cramped’ detention centres ripe for spread of COVID-19, lawsuit says
Coronavirus 2020-04-22 12:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Department of Home Affairs has failed in its duty protect an individual housed in an immigration detention centre from contracting COVID-19, according to a […]

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Slater and Gordon cuts directors, senior executives pay
Business of Law 2020-04-21 6:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Slater and Gordon’s directors and senior executives have taken a voluntary pay cut of up to 15 per cent in a move aimed at giving […]

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Victoria to allow judge-only trials during COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus 2020-04-21 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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Law firms step up pro bono efforts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Business of Law 2020-04-21 1:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the COVID-19 crisis leaves tens of thousands unemployed and charities struggling, law firms are responding by offering assistance to those in need through expanded […]

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