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Class action risk: interim update 2024
Insight 18 Jul 2024

In this interim report we provide a high-level overview of class action filings over the first half of the year and highlight several factors that are poised to shape the class action landscape moving forward. ...

Full Federal Court allows solicitors' common fund orders
Insight 16 Jul 2024

In a significant and potentially controversial decision, the Full Federal Court has found it has the power to make a 'Solicitors' Common Fund Order', with the effect that solicitors will be able to receive a share of a settlement or damages award in a Federal Court class action as payment for costs. ...

Continuous disclosure for listed companies – key points from recent developments
Insight 27 Jun 2024

With increasing scrutiny and a dynamic legislative environment, the continuous disclosure regulation of ASX-listed entities in Australia is evolving. Recent developments mandate a heightened level of vigilance and adaptability by companies ...

Optus class action privilege claims rejected
Insight 31 May 2024

The Full Federal Court has refused Optus' appeal from a Federal Court decision rejecting its legal privilege claim over a factual investigation report commissioned in response to a data breach, on the basis that Optus had not established that the report was prepared for the dominant purpose of legal ...

Underpayment class actions are on the rise: what you need to know
Webinar

Webinar: Underpayment class actions are on the rise: what you need to know ...

What this means for class action risks in financial services
Issues

Filings: what have we seen and what's to come? Before the publication of the Final Report, the matters raised during the Royal Commission resulted in either the commencement or investigation of class actions in relation to: Superannuation ...

Class action risk 2022
Insight

Class action risk is changing. While filings remain high, consumer claims now dominate and, for the first time in over a decade, the banking sector is not the biggest target.  ...

Class action risk 2023
Insight

In this year's report we explore the key themes of class action risk from 2022, explain how and why it's evolved and what this evolution can mean for you throughout 2023. ...

Class action risk 2024
Insight

Class action filings rebounded in 2023, making it the second biggest year for filings of all time. While consumer claims continue to dominate, claims from shareholders and employees remain significant areas of risk. ...

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