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First contingency fee decision is another example of court discretion over funding class actions

Australia - October 28 2021 The first application for a contingency fee funding arrangement since legislative reform to the Victorian class action regime in June 2020 has been…

William Atfield, Alex Corsaro, Greg Williams

Countdown continues until strict button battery standards become mandatory

Australia - July 22 2021 On 22 June 2022, new mandatory safety and information standards regulating the supply of button batteries - and consumer Products Containing them -…

William Atfield, Alex Corsaro, Alexandra Rose

Robodebt class action settlement proves monetary compensation not an essential ingredient of a settlement

Australia - July 22 2021 In early June 2021, Justice Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia approved a settlement of $112m in the matter colloquially referred to as the…

Blair McEwan, Greg Williams

Reforming Australia’s litigation funding and class actions 06: Common Fund Orders and legislative reform

Australia - May 27 2021 One feature of Australia's lively class actions scene is common fund orders (CFO), which require all class members to pay the litigation funder a…

William Atfield, Alex Corsaro, Greg Williams

Reforming Australia's litigation funding and class actions 04: managing conflicts of interest

Australia - April 29 2021 In the fourth instalment of our series on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services' report, Litigation funding and…

Blair McEwan, Greg Williams