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Lawyers want virtual hearings to stay in a post-COVID world
Coronavirus June 10, 2020 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restrictions to combat COVID-19 that forced Australia’s courts to go virtual have had unforseen benefits, and Australia’s top law firms say they don’t want online […]

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What the new normal will look like for lawyers as firms reopen doors
Business of Law June 2, 2020 5:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The reopening of law firm offices in Melbourne and Sydney may still be months away but firms have given Lawyerly a glimpse of what it […]

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Businessman Charif Kazal gets last chance to fix ‘incomprehensible’ case against Gilbert + Tobin
Corporate September 24, 2019 7:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has given Sydney businessman Charif Kazal a third and final opportunity to replead his “simply incomprehensible” case against Gilbert + Tobin over the […]

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Law firms should air their gender pay gap ‘dirty laundry’, Herbert Smith Freehills boss says
Business of Law June 21, 2019 8:51 pm By Amelia Birnie

One of the top Australian executives of Herbert Smith Freehills has advocated for a UK-style quartile pay transparency system Down Under, calling on law firms […]

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Ex-partner files sex discrimination lawsuit after leaving national firm
Employment May 17, 2019 7:49 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former employment law partner at a national Australian law firm is suing her former employer for sex discrimination, after her original complaint was thrown […]

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Arnold Thomas & Becker loses bid for quick dismissal of ex-client’s lawsuit
Legal Ethics May 13, 2019 4:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A self-represented former client of personal injury firm Arnold Thomas & Becker has successfully blocked an application for summary judgment in a dispute that alleges […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins case over United’s failed IPO
Corporate June 26, 2018 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has prevailed in a suit by United Petroleum alleging the law firm and former United chairman Martin Hudson breached their duties to […]

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Law firm rivals in bidding war to woo AMP shareholders
Class Actions May 15, 2018 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A bidding war erupted Tuesday among law firms angling to lead a $2 billion shareholder class action against AMP, with Maurice Blackburn announcing a “super […]

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DibbsBarker to close up shop following Dentons deal
Business of Law March 22, 2018 10:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

DibbsBarker is closing its doors after signing a deal that will see 17 partners and support staff move to Dentons, the world’s largest firm. The […]

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Slater & Gordon faces Fair Work fight with union
Employment February 13, 2018 8:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Slater & Gordon will face the Fair Work Commission in a dispute with the Australian Services Union after a “very unsatisfactory meeting” over the law […]

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