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Emerging ESG disputes risks and key mitigation strategies
Insight 16 Nov 2021

Pressure is emerging from multiple angles – regulation, investors, employees and communities – to have a proactive approach to ESG issues. In this Insight, we highlight current trends in ESG disputes and outline the key strategies companies should be implementing right now to mitigate ESG disputes risk. ...

Government response to class action inquiries
Insight 25 Oct 2021

Last week, the Federal Government published its long-awaited response to the ALRC and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Report's inquiries into class actions. ...

The first word on group costs orders in class actions
Insight 15 Sep 2021

The Supreme Court of Victoria has provided significant first guidance on the operation of its new group costs order regime for class actions. ...

Another decision on adverse costs orders in employment class actions: should you expect a 'chilling effect' on employment class action risk?
Insight 15 Apr 2021

Duck v Airservices Australia (No 3) is the latest in a series of cases that have grappled with the intersection of employment class actions, litigation funders and the traditionally 'no costs' jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act. We examine the decision and its potential impacts on employment class action risk. ...

Contract law update
Insight 03 Mar 2021

In this year's Contract Law Update we will look at the most significant recent judgment of Australian appellate courts and the most relevant cases. ...

International Arbitration: Spain's claim for sovereign immunity rejected?
Insight 08 Feb 2021

The Full Court of the Federal Court has held that foreign sovereign immunity did not apply to prevent parties from seeking recognition of an arbitral award against Spain. We examine Kingdom of Spain v Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.à.r.l. and its implications. ...

A win to litigation funders in employment class actions
Insight 20 Nov 2020

A decision in a 'wage underpayment' class action (Simon Alexander Turner v Tesa Mining) examines the extent to which funders can be liable for costs in Fair Work Act proceedings. ...

Australia's second shareholder class action judgment
Insight 26 Oct 2020

In the wake of Crowley v Worley Limited, Australia's first two shareholder class action judgments highlight the significant risk that applicants, and the litigation funders that support them, take when pursuing such claims to trial. Neither judgment sounded in any award of damages for shareholders. ...

After the Inquiry: what's next for litigation funders and the class actions industry in Australia?
Insight 14 Aug 2020

We identify the key themes arising from the Inquiry and outline the practical implications of the recently introduced legislation regarding the regulation of litigation funders and the introduction of contingency fees in VIC. ...

A growing tide? Climate change class action proceedings issued against the Federal Treasury
Insight 12 Aug 2020

Australia is becoming front and centre as a forum for activist climate change litigation against corporates, financial institutions and government. We assess the significance of these proceedings and outline the key questions your organisation and its Board should be asking. ...

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