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Competing class actions - the court takes control
Insight 24 May 2018

The Federal Court has made orders permanently staying two competing shareholder class actions against GetSwift Limited and allowing a third class action to proceed The latest in a series of judgments where the courts have grappled with the problem of competing class actions Justice Lees decision ...

Class action and litigation funding review - ALRC grapples with thorny issues
Insight 06 Jun 2018

As part of its current inquiry into class actions and litigation funders the Australian Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper that is a timely contribution to the long-running debate on the appropriate regulation of class action proceedings and litigation funding In general it ...

Allens' submission to ALRC Class Actions Inquiry - time to revisit the checks and balances
Insight 14 Aug 2018

The Australian Law Reform Commissions Inquiry into Class Actions and Third Party Litigation Funders provides an important and timely opportunity to reflect on the operation of our class actions regime We have made a detailed submission to the ALRCs Inquiry in which we advocated for a renewed focus ...

International Arbitration - Australian courts' power to grant interim freezing orders
Insight 02 Nov 2018

The WA Court of Appeal has taken an expansive view of the power that Australian courts have to grant interim orders in support of international arbitrations Specifically it has confirmed that their power to grant interim freezing orders is not limited to orders that extend only until the arbitral ...

Disputes as to the validity of an agreement - a matter for arbitration or the courts?
Insight 13 May 2019

A recent decision of the High Court confirms the scope of arbitration clauses that refer disputes under a deed or agreement can be broad enough to capture disputes about the validity of the agreement Partners Nick Rudge Andrea Martignoni and Peter ODonahoo and Senior Associate Alex Price report ...

Consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sector
Insight 10 Mar 2017

The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory framework for the protection of consumers in the banking insurance and financial services sector ...

VLRC takes first cut at class action reform
Insight 22 Jun 2018

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has completed its review of Victorias class action regime with a particular focus on the effect of litigation funding The report calls for national regulation of litigation funding lifting the ban on contingency fees both generally and in class actions balanced ...

International arbitration update
Insight 09 Sep 2014

In this issue we look at an unsuccessful challenge to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Federal Court of Australia recent changes to the arbitration rules of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the London Court of ...

Employment & Safety
Insight 04 Sep 2017

In this issue we look at the Fair Work Commissions support for unpaid domestic violence leave and casual conversion clauses an unfair dismissal following a breach of a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy proposed WHS amendments in Queensland and another enterprise agreement is terminated ...

Investor-State dispute settlement under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 06 Mar 2014

In a shift from the previous Australian Governments position a free trade agreement between Korea and Australia which was recently concluded by the new Coalition Government will include investor-state dispute settlement clauses Partner Peter ODonahoo Senior Associate Hilary Birks and Lawyer Anna ...

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