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Going once… High Court Sold on Competing Class Action Stay Procedures

Australia - March 11 2021 In a narrow 3:2 decision, the High Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by one of the unsuccessful law firms and funders against the stay of their…

Janette McLennan, Nicole Wearne, Patrick Boardman.

Court denies shareholders access to insurance documents in Dreamworld class action

Australia - October 7 2020 The controversial issue of whether class action group members are entitled to have access to a respondent's insurance policies was again before the…

Janette McLennan, Ronan Guyomarc’h, Sarah Sharp.

COVID-19 Australia - predicting securities class action trends following the COVID-19 crisis

Australia - June 26 2020 The global health pandemic brought on by COVID-19 has devastated economies around the world. We considered the trends for securities class actions in…

Darryl Smith, David Amentas, Gareth Horne, Janette McLennan, Jehan-Philippe Wood, John Moran, Jonathan Wyatt, Marcus O’Brien, Mark Attard, Matthew Pokarier, Maxine Tills, Nicole Wearne.

COVID-19 Australia: Federal Court makes it clear we must try our best to keep calm and carry on

Australia - May 5 2020 A recent series of decisions from the Federal Court has clarified the Court's approach to litigation amidst the unprecedented disruption caused by…

Stephanie Weeks.

ASIC win in High Court means broad definition of company “officer”

Australia - March 12 2020 In a recent decision, the High Court of Australia has provided important clarification about the meaning of the term ‘officer’ within s.9 of the…

Janette McLennan, Joel Harris, Ronan Guyomarc’h.