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Tipping point: Considering the impacts of litigation funding in Australia
Expert Insights 2020-07-21 11:46 am By

There is a role for litigation funding in Australia – provided it doesn’t tamper with the scales of justice. The question is whether Australia’s funding, […]

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Corporate wrongdoing is the real reason D&O premiums in Australia are rising
Expert Insights 2020-07-03 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 2020-06-24 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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Review of litigation funding – a time for decisive action?
Expert Insights 2020-06-03 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 2020-05-28 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 2020-05-27 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 2020-05-26 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 2020-05-22 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 2020-04-24 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 2020-04-09 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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