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A last-ditch argument

May 7th, 2014 · No Comments

A South Australian solicitor’s last-ditch argument in his brave but unsuccessful battle to stay on the roll of practitioners was: ‘Mr Prescott contends that this Court should not act on the false testimony finding in the strike off application because, even though his testimony in the 2011 hearing was false, he had deluded himself into believing […]

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Tags: Discipline · fraud · mental illness · South Australia · Striking off

Orders for discovery in SA taxations

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a new decision from South Australia about the availability of discovery in a taxation of costs: Steicke v Donaldson Walsh Lawyers [2010] SASC 188.  Apparently, there is a big divorce case going on in which the wife has paid over $10 million in legal fees and the husband over $20 million.

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Tags: Professional fees and disbursements · South Australia · Taxations