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Leading commercial silk appointed to Supreme Court
Courts 2023-09-18 11:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

A senior barrister with three decades of experience in commercial law and class actions has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria. Ian Waller […]

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Shareholder seeks books from class action firm Adero Law
Courts 2023-09-06 11:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A shareholder in Adero Law has brought proceedings seeking access to the law firm’s books and records for the period in which the firm was […]

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Vasta judgment prompts calls for judicial immunity legislation
Analysis 2023-09-01 5:31 pm By Sam Matthews

Legal bodies have expressed alarm at the implications of a ruling that put a judge on the hook for damages for ordering the wrongful imprisonment […]

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Two silks appointed to the Federal Court
Courts 2023-09-01 12:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Two barristers have been elevated to the Federal Court bench, including a silk known for his work in employment class actions. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced […]

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Lehrmann prosecutor takes legal action to quash Sofronoff report
Courts 2023-08-29 11:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Outgoing ACT director of public prosecutions Shane Drumgold SC has taken legal action to quash leaked findings from an inquiry led by Walter Sofronoff KC […]

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‘Universally lauded’: Stephen Gageler appointed High Court’s next top judge
High Court 2023-08-22 11:06 am By Cindy Cameronne

The legal community has welcomed the appointment of Justice Stephen Gageler to be the 14th chief justice of the High Court, praising the judge for […]

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Lawyers praise ‘exceptional’ new High Court justice
High Court 2023-08-22 2:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The legal sector has welcomed NSW Supreme Court Justice Robert Beech-Jones’ elevation to the highest court in Australia, with former colleagues noting his legal acumen […]

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Commercial barrister appointed to Victoria Supreme Court
Courts 2023-08-15 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A commercial barrister with expertise in insolvency law has been appointed as an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Catherine Gobbo will join […]

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First Indigenous woman appointed to Australian supreme court
Courts 2023-07-26 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a historic first, ACT Magistrate Louise Taylor has become the first Indigenous woman to be appointed to an Australian supreme court. On Wednesday, ACT […]

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Public rebuke of departing judge from the bench was below the belt, expert says
Analysis 2023-07-25 10:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s public criticism of a colleague for resigning her post before delivering a judgment reserved for three years was harsh, not fair. But the […]

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