Time For Family Lawyers to Push Back

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RECENT comments about a protracted 10-year family law property dispute in the Melbourne Family Court is a timely reminder to all family lawyers that a lawyer’s role is to be part of the solution and not part of the problem”, said Levitt Robinson Family Law Division Director Ms Louise Cassar. The comments, made by Justice… Read more »

Success Fees in Litigation would bring access to justice to Australians

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Levitt Robinson Solicitors applauds the recent proposal by the Productivity Commission to introduce US-style “success-based” or “contingency” fees into litigation in Australia. Contingency fees allow lawyers to take a percentage of any damages won on behalf of their clients in legal disputes. The recommendation was included in the Commission’s report on access to justice, which… Read more »

ASIC Calls For Higher Standards

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All eyes will be on the release of the Murray report into the financial system this Sunday. The release of the report by Treasurer Joe Hockey follows heartfelt comments from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairman Greg Medcraft this week at the National Press Club that as Australians retire they want to be able… Read more »

Westpac ordered to open its books in fraud case

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WESTPAC Banking Corporation has been ordered to open up its books in relation to an alleged multi-million dollar fraud. Levitt Robinson Solicitors brought a “preliminary discovery” application against Westpac on behalf of the victims of a financial scheme designed and operated by Sydney financier Tony Famularo and involving St George Bank (now owned by Westpac)…. Read more »