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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. ...

The PROOF is in the pudding? Using WIPO's new digital evidence tool to strengthen your IP rights
Insight 25 Jun 2020

WIPO PROOF - WIPO's new service can be used to prove the existence and contents of a digital file at a given time. ...

Shareholder resolutions
Insight 26 May 2020

Shareholders are becoming increasingly aware of climate change risks. Since early 2017, both Australian and foreign companies have faced a wave of climate change-related shareholder activism. Ceres maintains a Climate and Sustainability Shareholder Resolutions Database, which at February 2020 showe ...

Increasing climate litigation and shareholder action expected
Insight 26 May 2020

There is a growing trend for legal action against corporates, particularly energy companies and financial firms. Many commentators, including former Chief Justice French, have predicted a continued rise in climate change litigation in Australia. ...

Federal Court refuses to order disclosure of class action respondent's insurance policies
Insight 27 Apr 2020

In contrast to a previous decision, the Federal Court has refused to order the disclosure of the respondent's insurance policies to the applicant in a class action. We explore this decision and also highlight the way in which the court's reasoning differed from a prior decision that found in favour of disclosure. ...

ASIC's New Document Production Guidelines
Insight 12 Mar 2020

ASIC has released its new Document Production Guidelines, which govern how it expects electronic and hard copy records to be produced in response to compulsory notices. ...

The WTO decision against Australia – what the law on paper might mean in practice
Insight 31 Jan 2020

At a time when global powers continue to test international trade rules, a World Trade Organization decision involving Australian tariffs on Indonesian A4 copy paper highlights some of the key legal issues that caused tension between international trading partners in 2019. ...

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