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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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Australia’s highest courts vacate hearings in latest bid to combat coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-17 4:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court of Australia has put a stop to all hearings listed up to June 30 and the High Court will not be sitting […]

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Allens employee may have been exposed to coronavirus, firm says
Business of Law 2020-03-17 2:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An employee in Allens’ Brisbane office may have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to the firm, which has ordered that all staff begin working […]

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Lawyer who tested positive for COVID-19 shuts down Sydney courts
Business of Law 2020-03-17 9:46 am By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Circuit Court and Family Court in Sydney shut down on Tuesday after a family law practitioner advised of a positive COVID-19 test, but […]

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Scales tipping: More firms tell staff to work from home in age of coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-17 9:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of lawyers working at home continues to grow as the coronavirus spreads in Australia, with five law firms ordering staff to pack up […]

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Two law firms force staff to work from home, while others brace for possible coronavirus shutdown
Business of Law 2020-03-16 10:20 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Two law firms have mandated that staff begin working from home to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, while others begin shifting their workforce […]

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Federal Court to take steps to protect litigants, lawyers from coronavirus
Business of Law 2020-03-13 6:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court will take comprehensive steps to protect court staff, lawyers and litigants from the coronavirus, including expanding the use of videoconferencing and avoiding […]

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