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Corporate wrongdoing is the real reason D&O premiums in Australia are rising
Expert Insights July 3, 2020 4:25 pm By

Part of the sustained attack currently being waged against litigation funders in Australia relates to the impact of funded class actions on the cost of […]

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The future of consumer class actions in the wake of Brewster
Expert Insights June 24, 2020 10:14 pm By

In December last year, the High Court handed down its landmark decision in Brewster holding that neither the Federal Court or NSW Supreme Court have […]

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Correcting the record – litigation funding and returns to group members in funded class actions
Expert Insights June 15, 2020 2:49 pm By

The Parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions announced earlier this year seeks to ensure fair and equitable outcomes for claimants and group members. […]

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Review of litigation funding – a time for decisive action?
Expert Insights June 3, 2020 4:22 pm By

The recently announced Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class actions industry may present a unique opportunity for decisive […]

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Has the court gone too far? Lessons from Celeste Barber’s Bushfire fundraising campaign
Expert Insights May 28, 2020 3:59 pm By

The Supreme Court of NSW ruled this week on how the NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades Donations Fund (NSW RFS Fund) can spend the $51.3M […]

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Will 2020 mark the beginning of the end for class actions in Australia?
Opinion May 27, 2020 8:52 pm By

The headline of this article is admittedly an extremely pessimistic (if not melodramatic) prediction as to the future of class actions in Australia. It is […]

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How to keep your client relationships going during COVID-19
Expert Insights May 26, 2020 3:50 pm By

If I hear another person suggest a ‘pivot’ or refer to life under COVID-19 as ‘the new normal’ I think I’m going to come through […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights May 22, 2020 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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Closing the door on closing the class
Expert Insights April 24, 2020 3:57 pm By

Introduction In a significant decision, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has held that the Supreme Court does not have power under section 183 […]

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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights April 9, 2020 9:53 pm By

COVID-19 & unchartered waters Many companies are entering unchartered waters with COVID-19 as the virus has a catastrophic effect on global economies and thus many […]

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