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Next wave of COVID-19 litigation expected ‘sooner rather than later’
Feature 2021-09-01 9:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

As states across Australia grapple with lockdowns and rising COVID-19 cases, lawyers practising in a range of areas, from employment to insurance, are bracing for […]

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Class action lawyers await guidance from courts on impact of continuous disclosure reforms
Feature 2021-08-25 5:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reforms by the Morrison government passed earlier this month weakening continuous disclosure obligations will spur corporate defendants to engage in “expensive interlocutory warfare” to shut […]

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Boral class action decision forces litigation funders to retool
Analysis 2021-04-29 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the no win, no fee model comes out on top in another high profile class action beauty contest, legal experts say third-party litigation funders […]

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Will women’s ‘lens’ lead to greater diversity in judicial appointments?
Courts 2021-03-31 11:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Barristers and legal experts are calling on the new Attorney-General to actively commit to gender diversity when she begins to make appointments to the courts, […]

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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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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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