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Government announces crackdown on litigation funders
Class Actions May 22, 2020 10:23 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Litigation funders will soon be brought under the current corporate licencing regime and subjected to greater regulatory scrutiny, an opening salvo by the Morrison Government […]

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ACCC’s Rod Sims promises enforcement ramp up after litigation dry spell
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A five-month litigation drought due to the difficulties of remote investigations and staff diversions during the coronavirus pandemic will end soon, ACCC chairman Rod Sims […]

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Full Court deals another blow to software patents in Rokt case
Intellectual Property May 21, 2020 11:29 am By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has rejected a patent application for a digital advertising system by e-commerce firm Rokt in a test case by IP Australia […]

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Judge rejects GetSwift’s latest push to delay ASIC trial for a year
Securities May 21, 2020 9:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors have failed in a bid for a year-long delay of a trial scheduled to start next month in ASIC’s […]

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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment May 20, 2020 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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‘I didn’t come down in the last shower’: Judge trashes barristers’ submissions in CFMEU whistleblower trial
Employment May 20, 2020 11:33 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has scrapped overly-long written submissions by barristers in proceedings brought by two CFMEU whistleblowers and replaced them with an extra day of oral […]

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Lawyers to face temperature checks as NSW court moves to reopen
Coronavirus May 20, 2020 9:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The NSW Supreme Court has announced a staged reopening of in-person hearings after a two-month hiatus as well as measures to mitigate the risk of […]

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Lawyers to kiss the daily commute goodbye: Work from home is here to stay
Business of Law May 19, 2020 10:36 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Lawyers can kiss goodbye to the daily commute because working from home, which has become the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, is here to […]

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3A Composites fights for class closure order in combustible cladding action
Class Actions May 19, 2020 4:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites is pushing forward with a bid to close a class action over allegedly combustible cladding to registered group members, arguing […]

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Banksia class action law firm flags proportionate liability argument
Class Actions May 19, 2020 5:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm facing scrutiny over its legal fees in a class action over the collapse of Banksia Securities will argue that if it is […]

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