The write way to success: Barristers’ top tips for winning written submissions

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Business of Law May 26, 2020 2:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

With COVID-19 forcing courts to deal with more matters on the papers, written submissions are more important than ever and must be carefully crafted to assist the court while offering clients the best chance of success, barristers told Lawyerly.

J&J unit hit with indemnity costs for ‘unreasonable conduct’ in pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions May 26, 2020 8:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been hit with an indemnity costs order for “unreasonable conduct” after its loss in last year’s pelvic mesh class action ruling, which found that the pharmaceutical giant did not adequately warn of the risks of the implants.

Continuous disclosure laws watered down to protect companies, directors from class actions
Class Actions May 25, 2020 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its latest move aimed at shielding companies from “opportunistic class actions”, the Morrison government has announced a temporary change to the continuous disclosure rules to give companies more wriggle room in updating shareholders during the coronavirus pandemic.