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Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

Australia - February 6 2019 On 4 February 2019, the Government publicly released Commissioner Hayne’s Final Report (Report) in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the...

Janet Whiting, Richard Harris, Daniel MacPherson, Dominic Eberl, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Andrew Floro, Kate Harrison.

The growth and growth of litigation funding and “open class” shareholder class actions

Australia - October 31 2016 Last week's Federal Court decision marks an important change to the process of litigation funding for class actions. It is significant because it...

Christine Harb, Cheyne Clarke, Crispian Lynch.

Class action regime to be introduced in Queensland

Australia - August 5 2016 The Queensland Government has today announced that in August it will introduce legislation to allow class actions to be conducted in the State's...

Christine Harb, Andrew Floro, Matt Mackenzie, Crispian Lynch.

Class actions - have the floodgates just opened?

Australia - April 28 2016 In Re HIH Insurance Ltd (in liq) 2016 NSWSC 482, the claims arose out of the acquisition of shares on the ASX following the publication of...

Christine Harb, Stuart Brady, Crispian Lynch.

Forgetting the unrepresented: A timely reminder of the Court's role in settling class actions

Australia - April 18 2016 In a recent Federal Court decision, Justice Murphy has provided guidance as to how the Court will determine whether proposed terms of settlement in a...

Paul Galluzzo, Stuart Brady, Crispian Lynch.