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High Court ruling against common fund orders supports the right to free choice for group members
Expert Insights December 9, 2019 10:54 pm By

As has been widely reported, the High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment (1) on common fund orders in the most significant ruling […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights December 4, 2019 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights November 15, 2019 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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Time may be ripe for discrimination class actions in Australia
Expert Insights November 5, 2019 10:48 pm By

It has been suggested by American and Canadian lawyers that Australia is dragging its feet in using its group litigation and class action regimes to […]

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You’ve got nothing to lose: Myer, Babcock & Brown, continuous disclosure obligations and securities litigation
Expert Insights October 30, 2019 10:49 pm By

Listed companies are subject to continuous disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and the ASX Listing Rules. Some of the principles underpinning those continuous disclosure […]

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Full Federal Court warns infringers: Australian IP owners entitled to broad injunctions
Expert Insights October 23, 2019 8:47 pm By

It can be difficult for patent owners to decide whether to pursue litigation against infringers without a clear idea of whether the remedies likely to […]

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A public interest in class actions: developments in employee confidentiality obligations and evidence
Expert Insights July 26, 2019 11:35 pm By

The imbalance of statutory protections available to those that breach confidentiality obligations when reporting misconduct to regulatory bodies, and those that do so to provide […]

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The Israel Folau saga: could Rugby Australia’s sponsors be dragged into it?
Expert Insights July 15, 2019 4:42 pm By

The topical dispute between Rugby Australia (RA) and Israel Folau is presently one between two parties. However, recent comments made to the media by RA’s Chairman, Cameron […]

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Biometric data, the Privacy Act, and the employee records exemption
Expert Insights June 13, 2019 9:46 pm By

In Jeremy Lee v Superior Wood Pty Ltd, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) considered the lawfulness of an employer directing an […]

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Bar Talk: Q&A with barrister Andrew Cameron
Bar Talk July 10, 2019 10:17 pm By

This installment of Bar Talk, a Q&A series with Australia’s leading barristers, features Andrew Cameron, who talked to Lawyerly about the value of preparation and […]

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