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ALRC's class action report - a 'canary in the coal-mine'?
Insight 30 Jan 2019

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released its much-anticipated final report on class actions and litigation funding which makes a broad range of recommendations intended to bring the modern class action landscape back into line with the regimes original objectives Partners Jenny Campbell and ...

Class action amounts to multiple claims under insurance policy
Insight 03 Dec 2018

The decision in a recent Supreme Court of New South Wales case where indemnity was sought for costs incurred defending and settling a class action highlights a potential gap in coverage under civil liability insurance policies Partner Louise Jenkins Senior Associate Julia Clemente and Lawyer Calypso ...

Report: Class Action Risk 2018
Insight 26 Nov 2018

Class action risk continues to increase and is becoming more complex than ever before. Assessing this risk for your organisation is extraordinarily challenging and requires a broad-based perspective of the broader class actions landscape. ...

Competing class actions - no 'one size fits all' solution
Insight 22 Nov 2018

The Full Federal Court has held that when the court is faced with multiple competing class actions in relation to the same issue it can choose one to proceed and stay the others In doing so it said that there is no one size fits all solution to the problem of competing class actions and that ...

Full Federal Court speaks on competing class actions
Insight 30 Aug 2018

In the latest instalment in the attempts to deal with competing shareholder class actions the Full Federal Court has ordered the transfer of four shareholder class actions against AMP to the Supreme Court of New South Wales where a fifth class action is already pending In doing so the court gave the ...

Competing class actions - a problem in need of a solution
Insight 20 Aug 2018

As fertile ground for class actions the Royal Commission has highlighted an ongoing problem with Australia's class action regime - there is no clear consistent means for resolving competing class actions. ...

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 ...

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

The VLRC 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 of litigation funding, lifting the ban on contingency fees and a greater supervisory role for the Victorian Supreme Court. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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