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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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Clients and lawyers with axe to grind a major headache for law firms in 2020
Business of Law 2021-01-13 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

While there was no shortage of pain and challenges for law firms as the coronavirus raged across the globe last year, a number of big […]

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‘Ill-fitting’ and ‘inappropriate’: Experts pan some proposed class action reforms
Class Actions 2021-01-08 11:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action experts have knocked several recommendations from the Parliamentary Joint Committee for reforming the class action system, including that group members be guaranteed at […]

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Barristers call for end to secrecy of judicial appointments process
High Court 2020-11-17 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

The recent appointments to the High Court have mystified some senior members of the bar, raising questions about the secretive nature of the process and […]

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A tale of two class actions: Helmed by same legal team, Murray Goulburn, Banksia cases chart different paths
Feature 2020-10-05 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

In August, the judge overseeing a Federal Court class action against dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn asked the parties to advise him whether the case should […]

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Female barristers say virtual hearings antidote to ‘constant low-grade intimidation’
Feature 2020-06-18 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The era of online hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic has made advocacy more challenging for counsel representing parties in litigation, but a happy consequence of […]

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What solicitors love and loathe about the barristers they brief
Business of Law 2020-07-17 9:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Working with barristers can be inspirational or infuriating, according to the solicitors who brief them. While regular communication and mutual engagement will see the relationship […]

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Litigation funding clampdown may go too far, experts say
Feature 2020-05-22 9:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders say they do not oppose the government’s plan to subject them to a licensing regime, but legal experts told Lawyerly the crackdown on […]

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What barristers love and loathe about their instructing solicitors
Feature 2020-07-14 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

When it comes to briefing barristers, solicitors lie on a spectrum of awesome to irksome. In a series of interviews with Lawyerly, some of Australia’s […]

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Paternity leave grows in popularity as law firm policies, attitudes shift
Business of Law 2020-06-26 10:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Law firms are increasingly encouraging men to take paternity leave, with benefits to both the well being of staff, and the bottom line. Many law […]

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