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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, Janette McLennan, Patrick Boardman.

Transformational Reform Required: Significant Changes Ahead for the Aged Care Sector

Australia - March 8 2021 The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was published on 1 March 2021 (the Final Report). The Final Report's…

Ganga Narayanan, Jehan-Philippe Wood, Lucinda Lyons.

Insurers come Last in Class Action Settlement: Lessons to be Learned

Australia - February 22 2021 A recent dispute between group members and their property insurers in two Victorian bushfire class actions has left insurers revisiting how they…

"A No Brainer": High Court Confirms the Line Between Personal and General Advice

Australia - February 16 2021 Westpac Securities Administration Ltd v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2021] HCA 3 The High Court unanimously dismissed an appeal…

Auditing the Auditors - Final Regulation of Auditing in Australia Report Released

Australia - December 1 2020 In mid-November 2020, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services released their final report on the regulation…

Jehan-Philippe Wood, Mark Attard, Maxine Tills.