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Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Written by Partner Andrew Maher, Associate Ingrid Weinberg and Law Graduate Calypso Strauss The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority ( AFCA ) is to replace each of the Superannuation ...

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

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has completed its review of Victoria's class action regime, with a particular focus on the effect of litigation funding. The report calls for national regulation ...

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 deba ...

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 ...

Subpoenas under the IAA: Foreign-seated arbitrations need not apply
Insight 18 Oct 2017

A recent Federal Court decision suggests a narrow approach to judicial support of international arbitrations, limiting access to evidence located in Australia for parties of foreign-seated ...

Employment & Safety
Insight 04 Sep 2017

We look at the Fair Work Commission's support for unpaid domestic violence leave and casual conversion clauses; an unfair dismissal following a breach of a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy; ...

A new planning regime for Queensland
Insight 03 Jul 2017

The Planning Act 2016 commences today, together with the Planning Regulation 2017 , various new planning documents and new forms. The Act replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. While there is ...

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

Michael Mathieson Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory framework for the protection of consumers in the banking, insurance and ...

Improving external dispute resolution schemes - rather odd recommendations
Insight 07 Feb 2017

Michael Mathieson Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson It is difficult to describe the interim recommendations of the Expert Panel reviewing the 'financial system external dispute resolution and complaints framework' as ...

Report: Wrap-Up of Sydney Arbitration Week 2016
Insight 06 Dec 2016

The Allens Arbitration group reports on some highlights from Sydney Arbitration Week, which is an important event on the arbitration calendar. Discussion among local and international participants ...