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Tips from top barristers on litigating in a virtual courtroom
Feature 2020-04-14 10:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Australian courtrooms into the virtual world, with many barristers and solicitors litigating via phone or video for the first […]

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‘This is the reality of litigation in Australia’: Class action clashes with Ford over virtual trial
Trials 2020-04-09 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Arguing that the court should not be “baulking at problems that have the potential to occur”, counsel for a class action against Ford is pushing […]

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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights 2020-04-09 9:53 pm By

COVID-19 & unchartered waters Many companies are entering unchartered waters with COVID-19 as the virus has a catastrophic effect on global economies and thus many […]

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Judge ‘pleasantly surprised’ by virtual trials, refuses to delay GetSwift hearing
Trials 2020-04-09 8:07 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has refused to delay a civil penalty hearing brought by ASIC against GetSwift, scheduled to begin in June, after the logistics company argued […]

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Litigation funders say they are ‘largely immune’ to COVID-19 crisis
Business of Law 2020-04-08 11:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

While law firms and barristers are bracing for work slowdowns due to the coronavirus, some litigation funders told Lawyerly it’s business as usual for them. […]

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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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Seven West sues Bauer to keep $40M acquisition on track
Corporate 2020-04-08 2:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven West Media has filed a lawsuit against Bauer Media to compel the German company to complete its planned $40 million acquisition of the Australian […]

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COVID-19: Facing the risk of class actions
Expert Insights 2020-04-08 11:48 am By

It has not taken long. Media reports of lawyers investigating potential class actions in connection with the Ruby Princess debacle will not be the last […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills cuts partner profits, postpones staff salary reviews
Business of Law 2020-04-07 8:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills is reducing partner profit distributions as part of cost-cutting measures in the face of uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, and staff […]

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Facing ‘unviable’ future, Auscript plans COVID-19 redundancies
Employment 2020-04-07 8:09 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Fair Work Commission has ordered court transcript service Auscript to stop a wave of redundancies planned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic until it […]

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