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Judge dismisses ex-Norton Rose lawyer’s arguments for mediation move
Business of Law March 28, 2018 9:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

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 to close up shop following Dentons deal
Business of Law March 22, 2018 10:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

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 to oust partner over sexual harassment claims
Business of Law March 16, 2018 11:36 am By Christine Caulfield

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.

Ex-Norton Rose partner can’t move mediation out of Sydney
Employment March 1, 2018 7:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Slater & Gordon auditor denies blame for investors’ loss
Securities February 27, 2018 7:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

Norton Rose dispute with ex-partner heads to mediation
Employment February 22, 2018 8:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.

HWL Ebsworth says fired lawyer’s behaviour ‘not kosher’
Business of Law February 21, 2018 6:23 pm By Jennifer Cooke

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.

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 firm’s restructuring plans.

Clock’s ticking for Slater & Gordon class members
Business of Law November 10, 2017 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Members of a class action against Slater and Gordon have until Tuesday to make their case against the $36.5 million settlement hammered out by  Maurice Blackburn’s lawyers.

Norton Rose admits backdating signature on filing, says court OK’d it
Norton Rose November 8, 2017 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

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.