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International Arbitration - Australian courts' power to grant interim freezing orders
Insight 02 Nov 2018

The WA Court of Appeal has taken an expansive view of the power that Australian courts have to grant interim orders in support of international arbitrations Specifically it has confirmed that their power to grant interim freezing orders is not limited to orders that extend only until the arbitral ...

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 ...

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

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to replace each of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman in November 2018 ...

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 ...

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 arbitrations Partner Nick Rudge and Overseas Lawyer Caroline Swartz-Zern report ...

Employment & Safety
Insight 04 Sep 2017

In this issue we look at the Fair Work Commissions support for unpaid domestic violence leave and casual conversion clauses an unfair dismissal following a breach of a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy proposed WHS amendments in Queensland and another enterprise agreement is terminated ...

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 a lot that has changed under the new regime the cornerstones of the planning system remain intact Special ...

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

The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory framework for the protection of consumers in the banking insurance and financial services sector ...

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