Companies that have worked hard to prioritise staff welfare during two years of the pandemic are now at risk of potentially breaching privacy laws, according to a legal expert.
WA needs specific legislation for COVID vaccination requirements and to involve WorkSafe in enforcing the rules, workplace lawyers say, as the State’s new regime begins.
Veteran legal heavyweight Hugh McLernon has retired from litigation funding industry he pioneered at the turn of the millennium.
WA businesses are scrambling to collect COVID-19 vaccination records for their workforces to meet government deadlines, with many seeking legal advice about how to obtain and store the sensitive information.
Danielle Le Messurier
Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has successfully appealed against a ruling that it behaved deceitfully while fighting claims by ousted Perth partner Thomas Martin.
Betting scheme promoter Chris Brown’s bankruptcy trustee has warned creditors against believing that up to $91 million has been put up for a settlement proposal.
Legal Aid practitioners could cease their services to the disadvantaged because of a dispute over pay after they missed out on a considerable hike.
For the first time, women outnumber men as solicitors in WA, though industry leaders say true gender equity is still some way off.
A woman caught in an alleged online romance scam has hit back at high profile financial planner Troy MacMillan and his wife Gemma over a soured deal to buy the couple’s City Beach mansion.
Mining giant appoints Isabelle Deschamps to succeed Barbara Levi as chief legal and external affairs officer.
Chris Ellison’s Mineral Resources is locked in a legal war with co-founder Steve Wyatt as the parties fight four battles over the unravelling of a once successful relationship.
The lithium company says MSP Engineering shouldn’t ‘cry poor’ after paying directors and other shareholders $23m in dividends as Kwinana plant was running late and over budget.
The sheer volume of work has some complaining about listing delays; the ASX says it just pushing back on poorly-prepared or inadequate applications.
Veteran Perth lawyer Kevin Staffa is fighting to retain his professional registration after being busted by the Legal Professional Complaints Committee.
The ability to work remotely and flexibly in the legal sector is one significant change forced by the coronavirus pandemic that has stuck in a major win for time-poor workers.
A judge has delivered a serve to the top-shelf law firm while knocking back an application for it to be paid a sizeable sum from a liquidator’s account set up for failed export group Vicstock Grain.
Justice Gail Archer shows who’s boss as top lawyers face off in warm-up to battle over Kim Ledger’s Wescone Crusher sale.
A group of WA’s most senior female legal practitioners say the pandemic has been a “game changer” for helping break down the barriers in a profession where men still dominate its highest ranks.
COVID-fuelled office closures and a decline in business has forced some of Perth’s top law firms to cancel or postpone clerkships and graduate programs.
The longstanding Perth-based insurance law firm has merged with a mid-tier national boutique outfit.
WA’s WorkSafe Commissioner has vowed to review the case of a Perth Airport worker crushed and chewed up by a fuel tanker after they took three years to complete his case — then did not prosecute.
How workers compensation claims are determined
Hoffmans Injury Lawyers
Many people injured in the work environment or who become sick as a result of the nature of their work feel intimidated about claiming compensation.
If you've ever been involved in a legal dispute – or know someone who has – you’ll be aware that a court case can be a long and harrowing process, and very costly.
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