Lawyers Weekly’s Stephanie Quine presents this week’s Law Report, looking at: how the law protects victims of workplace bullying; insider trading, and the appointment of silks in Victoria.
A Federal parliamentary committee this week called for a national definition of bullying and new rights for workers to sue employers for workplace bullying, but employment lawyer Rachel Drew questions the viability of litigating on such a tricky issue.
A landmark High Court ruling this month will see two businessmen face a criminal re-trial in Perth for alleged insider trading, even though the information they allegedly received was completely false. Professor Michael Adams, dean of law in UWS, discusses the implications.
Finally, Victoria appointed 20 new silks this week but, out of the 71 applicants for senior counsel, only five were women.