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Gleeson pulls the star power to Canberra for swearing in

Gleeson pulls the star power to Canberra for swearing in

Forget Sitting Week. There’s another very important session taking place in Canberra on Monday.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook

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Top prosecutor calls for jail discounts for guilty pleas to slash massive court backlog

Top prosecutor calls for jail discounts for guilty pleas to slash massive court backlog

Jail terms would be cut by up to 30 per cent for an early guilty plea under a range of measures proposed by Victoria’s Director of Public Prosecutions to clear a pandemic-driven backlog of more than 150,000 court cases.

  • by Tammy Mills
Lawyers forced to repay $700,000 to socialite after costly divorce
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Lawyers forced to repay $700,000 to socialite after costly divorce

A Supreme Court costs review panel found that at times the law firm put too many staff on the case and conducted unjustified meetings during the long divorce proceeding, and failed to keep its client adequately informed about mounting costs.

  • by Michael Koziol
Court rejects copyright fight over Australia’s Fearless Girl statue

Court rejects copyright fight over Australia’s Fearless Girl statue

A legal fight over a Melbourne-housed replica of the famous Fearless Girl statue outside the New York Stock Exchange has been rejected by a Federal Court judge.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Evatt family finally play nice after long legal fight over toy museum

Evatt family finally play nice after long legal fight over toy museum

Easter might not be so awkward for the Evatts after a nasty spat over the ownership of a Blue Mountains mansion and toy museum was finally settled.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Busy barristers a challenge for Gordon’s court battle

Busy barristers a challenge for Gordon’s court battle

Top-flight barristers Bret Walker SC and Shane Doyle QC are very busy men.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
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Wealth creation guru allegedly used banned lawyer father in $1.2 million Mehajer loan
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Wealth creation guru allegedly used banned lawyer father in $1.2 million Mehajer loan

Influential wealth creation guru and lawyer, Dominique Grubisa, helped arrange a $1.2 million loan to a company associated with jailed Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer and several of his family members.

  • by Richard Baker
Claremont killer trial prosecutor appointed District Court judge

Claremont killer trial prosecutor appointed District Court judge

Carmel Barbagallo's appointment follows one of Bradley Edwards' defence lawyers, Genevieve Cleary, being appointed a Magistrate shortly after the end of his trial in July. 

  • by Heather McNeill
'If we need to shed blood so be it': COVID-19 restrictions class action lawyer goes off script

'If we need to shed blood so be it': COVID-19 restrictions class action lawyer goes off script

An unorthodox class action lawyer has met her unlikely nemesis in a convicted criminal-cum-comedian, who has made it his mission to call out people seeking to profit from coronavirus conspiracies.

  • by Harriet Alexander
Fears Perth prison's COVID policy denying Russian man access to lawyer, interpreter

Fears Perth prison's COVID policy denying Russian man access to lawyer, interpreter

A duty lawyer said the maritime worker had been "put into an isolated cell likely not knowing the situation because he speaks no English” as his hearing was carried out in his absence.

  • by Heather McNeill
Trio of former politicians join Administrative Appeals Tribunal ranks

Trio of former politicians join Administrative Appeals Tribunal ranks

Former federal Coalition MP Jane Prentice is one of three former politicians the Attorney-General has appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

  • by Katina Curtis