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Sparke Helmore was negligent in failing to alert developer to looming deadlines, court finds
Professional Negligence 2021-11-22 4:38 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Sparke Helmore acted negligently by failing to adequately advise a New South Wales property developer about extension of time notices that were needed […]

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Law firm can’t get fees after ‘dishonourable conduct’ toward clients
Business of Law 2021-09-03 10:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Sydney law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell was not entitled to the bulk of $165,000 in legal fees charged […]

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Firms get creative to help locked-down lawyers stay connected
Business of Law 2021-08-27 11:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus thrusting Australia’s largest cities back into a protracted lockdown, lawyers forced to return to remote work for the […]

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Ex-gangland lawyer fined for misleading Legal Services Commissioner
Legal Ethics 2021-08-16 12:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Melbourne lawyer, who formerly represented gangland figures, has been reprimanded and fined $9,000, after a court found he recklessly misled the Victorian Legal Services […]

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Ashurst beefs up financial regulation team with consumer credit ace from HWL Ebsworth
Financial Services 2021-08-16 7:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Ashurst is expanding its financial regulation practice with the appointment of consumer credit expert Hong-Viet Nguyen from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. Nguyen joined Ashurst on Monday […]

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Hall & Wilcox picks up construction dispute ace from Norton Rose Fulbright
Hall & Wilcox 2021-08-09 4:31 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Hall & Wilcox has snagged a new partner from Norton Rose Fulbright to join its construction and project disputes team, as part of […]

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Griffith Hack partners peel off to start new IP firm
Intellectual Property 2021-02-05 5:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Three former Griffith Hack partners have joined forces to launch their own IP firm, which they claim offers a “new and more holistic approach” to […]

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Law firm accused in $27M suit of making unauthorised payments from client’s trust account
Law Firms 2021-01-25 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A national law firm made $3 million in unauthorised payments from a client’s trust account and derailed a $24.3 million land development opportunity, according to […]

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‘A coming of age moment’: Mills Oakley launches charity to provide free advice to ‘missing middle’
Law Firms 2021-01-14 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

National law firm Mills Oakley has launched a new charity aimed at giving free legal advice to the Australian “missing middle” who earn too much […]

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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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