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Supreme Court of Victoria grants first successful application to secure contingency fee class action funding arrangement

Australia - March 3 2022 Allen v G8 Education Limited [2022] VSC 32 is the first successful application for a contingency fee funding arrangement since legislative reform to…

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 -…

Max Carter, Alex Corsaro, Alexandra Rose

After 30 years, class action regime still plagued with uncertainty

Australia - March 7 2022 Thirty years ago, the federal class actions regime was introduced to enhance access to justice, resolve disputes more efficiently, and avoid…

Andrew Morrison, Alexandra Rose, Greg Williams

Contingency fees now available for class actions in the Victorian Supreme Court, so expect more class actions

Australia - June 19 2020 Plaintiff lawyers will be allowed to charge contingency fees in class actions commenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria and for those fees to be…

Andrew Morrison, Alexandra Rose, Peter Sise, Greg Williams

The ACCC's product safety focus in 2021: bikes, babies and button batteries included

Australia - April 1 2021 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) sets areas of priority for each year in addition to its core functions. Last week, the…

Alex Corsaro, Greg Williams