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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…

Christopher Smith, Nicole Wearne, Patrick Boardman.

Australian Inquiry into Litigation Funding and the Regulation of the Class Action Industry: final report released - time for meaningful and measurable change?

Australia - December 23 2020 The Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) has completed its inquiry into Litigation Funding and…

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…

Christopher Smith, 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…

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

Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Refined for Partnerships

Australia - March 16 2020 The Full Federal Court of Australia has clarified resoundingly the law of privilege against self-incrimination and/or exposure to penalties (the…

Kerry Spies.