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Classes dismissed: AMP wins bid to have competing class actions transferred to a single forum

Australia - September 17 2018 Competing class actions continue to be in the spotlight in Australia, where it has been just over 26 years since the class action regime was…

Janette McLennan

Rebel Wilson’s pitch perfect damages award in defamation case

Australia - September 21 2017 On 13 September 2017, Justice Dixon handed down the judgement in Wilson v Bauer Media Pty Ltd & Anor [2017] VSC 521 (Wilson v Bauer) in the Supreme…

Janette McLennan

A forum shopper’s paradise: is Australia set to become a “must see” destination for a libel tourist?

Australia, United Kingdom, USA - July 23 2016 Given the globalised and cross-border nature of modern communications in this digital information age, libel tourism has been viewed as a growing…

Jennifer Lambley, Janette McLennan

Understanding the operation of M&D premium in contingency

Australia - July 8 2016 Contingency insurance, such as event cancellation cover, is commonly underwritten on the basis that premium is paid on a minimum and deposit basis…

Edward Burrell