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Publication - 06 Jul 18

As Australia continues to be seen as a jurisdiction friendly to securities class actions, a discussion paper from the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has suggested reforms to alleviate the "unintended adverse consequences" of these claims on listed companies, their shareholders and insurers. One of these consequences has been the... Read More

Publication - 20 Jun 18

Yesterday, the Victorian Law Reform Commission's (VLRC) long-awaited report into class actions and third-party funding was tabled in the state parliament. A copy of the report is available here. The VLRC report has made a series of recommended changes to Victoria's class action regime, with the stated objective of improving access to... Read More

Publication - 05 Jun 18

While the decision is presently under appeal, the GetSwift judgment is a landmark decision on the issue of competing class actions. Justice Lee of the Federal Court has — for the first time in Australia — resolved the issue of competing class actions by choosing one proceeding to continue and making orders... Read More

Publication - 01 Jun 18

Last night, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its much-awaited discussion paper as part of its inquiry into class actions and litigation funding.  A copy of the document is available here. The discussion paper contains a suite of proposed changes to the class action regime and invites public comment by industry... Read More

Publication - 08 May 18

With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry well into its second round of public hearings, we are starting to gain a greater understanding of the impact that the Commission will have as a result of the approach being taken by Commissioner Hayne and... Read More

Publication - 17 Apr 18

Last week, the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) identified a suite of measures under consideration with the potential to radically reform Australia's federal class action regime.                                  The measures include permitting lawyers to... Read More

Publication - 21 Feb 18

2017 saw a change in the Australian insurance landscape - from overseas investors snapping up local insurance businesses, to an increase in regulation, and advances in technology improving how claims are being handled. In this short video our partners Mark Lindfield and Sybilla Waring-Lambert share their views on the following: • The... Read More

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