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class action fees too expensive, says perpetual senior lawyer




the lawyer charged with deciding whether one of australia's largest institution investors perpetual signs up to class actions has called fees charged by class action lawyers and funders "excessive".perpetual senior lawyer jessie moodley told the corporate conduct and class action symposium in melbou...



probate fees: a sneaky new death tax?




dying is about to get a lot more expensive for half the nation. the ministry of justice has announced that probate fees are going to increase by as much as 9,300 per cent from may, with some estates having to fork out £20,000 just to be able to release the estate to beneficiaries.what are probate f...



ten things you need to know today: wednesday 22 mar 2017




dying is about to get a lot more expensive for half the nation. the ministry of justice has announced that probate fees are going to increase by as much as 9,300 per cent from may, with some estates having to fork out £20,000 just to be able to release the estate to beneficiaries.at present fees fo...



ten things you need to know today: wednesday 22 mar 2017




dying is about to get a lot more expensive for half the nation. the ministry of justice has announced that probate fees are going to increase by as much as 9,300 per cent from may, with some estates having to fork out £20,000 just to be able to release the estate to beneficiaries.at present fees fo...



fresh 2011 floods legal claim could delay class action for 6800 seeking damages




queenslanders who lost millions of dollars in the devastating 2011 floods – but whose properties suffered no physical damage – could receive compensation if a second class action against seqwater is given the go-ahead on friday morning.but a lawyer warns that the fresh class action, quietl...



dozens of 'terrified' falls festival crowd stampede victims launch class action




more than 60 people injured in a terrifying crowd crush at last year's falls festival are taking the event organisers to court.nineteen people were taken to hospital with broken bones and other serious injuries and dozens more were hurt when a stampede broke out between acts in the grand theatre at ...



we should worry about corporate wrongs, not class actions: judge




concerns that there are too many class actions against companies are ill founded, according to federal court judge bernard murphy. justice murphy applauded australia's current class action regime on the 25th anniversary of the regime in australia. justice bernard murphy welcomed the 25th anniversar...



“every lawyer wants to become a constitution lawyer”- india legal




no one in my family is a lawyer. a friend’s father was the chief justice of the patna high court and it was then that i got my first exposure to the legal profession. i was a school student at that time.when i was studying in my first year at law college, i got a job with the steel authority of in...



act charity fundraisers spearhead national class action against appco




​canberra fundraisers claiming they were paid as little as $600 for 80 hours' work on average each week, and told to do 'chicken fights' and 'slug races' for under performance, are leading a national class action lawsuit against alleged sham contracting.six of the seven lead claimants in a case ag...



perpetual unionist majority' at stormont demolished, says adams - news shopper




sinn fein leader gerry adams has said the "perpetual unionist majority" at stormont has been "demolished" following the result of the northern ireland assembly election. a jubilant mr adams said it was a "watershed" moment after his party closed to within a solitary seat of the democratic unionist p...



soundexchange, riaa lead effort to alter siriusxm's settlement with the turtles




soundexchange, riaa and a2im are among several music organizations to join an amicus brief arguing that the pending class-action settlement between members of the turtles and siriusxm over pre-1972 recordings should not be approved in its present form.according to the filing, made march 1 in the u....



canberra lawyer stephen stubbs sent to jail for 'calculated' legal fees fraud




a former canberra lawyer who fraudulently accepted tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees has been jailed by a judge who slammed his "deliberate and calculated" money-making ruse as bordering on the "pathological". stephen stubbs, 64, was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment f...



a lawyer named amal clooney gave a powerful speech at un. some only saw her baby




an accomplished, international human rights lawyer delivered a potent call for action at the united nations on thursday, urging the organisation to back an investigation into crimes committed by the islamic state in iraq."i am speaking to you, the iraqi government, and to you, u.n. member states, wh...



man elbowed, left unconscious on sydney road, brunswick




a 42-year old man who was knocked unconscious on sydney road in brunswick earlier this month said he believes the attack was unprovoked."i wasn't expecting anything that night, i was having a good night. i don't think i provoked them," the victim, who did not want to be named, said.why are class ac...



jockey danny nikolic 'not a changed man', loses vcat bid to get back in the sadd




danny nikolic has lost a legal bid to get his riding licence back, with a tribunal member saying she does not believe the former jockey has changed enough to return to work following a history of abusive exchanges with officials.mr nikolic has been banned from racing since september 2015, when the r...



no 'americanisation' of australian legal system, says top judge




respected federal court judge jonathan beach has dismissed concerns about the "americanisation" of australia's class action system but says challenges remain for the sector.justice beach told fairfax media ahead of the maurice blackburn class action symposium in melbourne on wednesday that both plai...



no 'americanisation' of australian legal system, says top judge




respected federal court judge jonathan beach has dismissed concerns about the "americanisation" of australia's class action system but says challenges remain for the sector.justice beach told fairfax media ahead of the maurice blackburn class action symposium in melbourne on wednesday that both plai...



experts dismayed at turn of events in justice karnan's case




legal experts are dismayed at the turn of events relating to calcutta high court judge c s karnan against whom the supreme court, in an unprecedented move, issued an arrest warrant to secure his presence.senior advocate k k venugopal said the apex court was left with no option, while vikas singh mai...



homeless woman charged over elizabeth street stabbing




a 55-year-old homeless woman has been charged after a man was stabbed in a busy cbd street on wednesday.the woman has been charged with recklessly cause injury, intentionally cause injury and other assault related charges.young father slashed in geelong home invasionvideo duration01:23previous slide...



we-vibe sex toy manufacturer settles us class action for almost $4 million




the manufacturer of a bluetooth-enabled sex toy has reached a us class action settlement of almost $4 million, after it was found to be collecting intimate data about the way purchasers used the vibrator device. the we-vibe 4 plus allows users to adjust intensity and vibration patterns using a sma...



senior myanmar police jailed over rakhine border raids




three senior myanmar police officers have been jailed for failing to block deadly raids on border posts in october that threw northern rakhine state into crisis, a police spokesman said saturday. the attacks left nine officers dead and unleashed a four-month military crackdown as soldiers swooped i...



senior myanmar police jailed over rakhine border raids




three senior myanmar police officers have been jailed for failing to block deadly raids on border posts in october that threw northern rakhine state into crisis, a police spokesman said saturday. the attacks left nine officers dead and unleashed a four-month military crackdown as soldiers swooped i...



how they voted: boulder county area congressional votes for march 6-10, 2017




washington, march 10 — here's a look at how area members of congress voted over the previous week. along with roll call votes this week, the house also passed the fairness for breastfeeding mothers act (h.r. 1174), to provide a lactation room in public buildings; and the national aeronautics and s...



use design thinking to better your career




​it took six years and four jobs for mo chanmugham to realize he was in the wrong career. so he quit his practice as an entertainment lawyer, took a legal recruiting job at robert half and volunteered as a career coach for a non-profit association.after a short stint in recruiting, chanmugham foun...



use design thinking to better your career




​it took six years and four jobs for mo chanmugham to realize he was in the wrong career. so he quit his practice as an entertainment lawyer, took a legal recruiting job at robert half and volunteered as a career coach for a non-profit association.after a short stint in recruiting, chanmugham foun...