A judge on Wednesday issued his reasons for refusing a bid by a former Norton Rose Fulbright lawyer to move scheduled mediation of the case out of Sydney, and he didn’t pull any punches.
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.
Herbert Smith Freehills has suspended an Australian partner and intends to remove him from the partnership within a week after multiple allegations of sexual harassment were made, the firm said Friday.
A former Norton Rose employment partner in litigation with the firm over his firing has lost his bid to move next week’s scheduled mediation out of Sydney.
Auditing firm Pitcher Partners has filed its defence in a class action accusing it of wrongly signing off on Slater & Gordon’s financial reports, denying responsibility for alleged material misstatements that investors say they relied on to their detriment.
A bitter court battle over the firing of a Norton Rose Fulbright employment partner in which the firm admitted it retroactively signed and dated a court document will soon head to mediation.
A lawyer suing HWL Ebsworth for unfair dismissal publicly criticised the federal government — one of the firm’s top clients — and “it’s not kosher to do that”, barrister Max Kimber, SC, told a court Wednesday.
Norton Rose has admitted claims by ex-partner Thomas Patrick Martin that a lawyer for the firm retroactively signed and backdated a sealed court document, but says the court told the lawyer to do it.