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Banksia class action judgment shows force of Vic’s overarching obligations
Legal Ethics 2021-10-14 10:44 pm By Editor

This week’s judgment referring the conduct of lawyers behind the Banksia class action to prosecutors shows the effectiveness of unique legislative provisions in Victoria that […]

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Joint privilege ruling to have implications for class actions against super trustees
Expert Insights 2021-09-27 11:09 pm By Editor

An interlocutory decision in a class action against superannuation trustee Colonial First State Investments may have significant implications for how cases against super fund trustees […]

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Full Court confirms no statutory liability for infringement by authorisation
Expert Insights 2021-08-25 3:11 pm By Editor

In a recent decision, the Full Federal Court confirmed that a trade mark owner who merely authorises use of its trade mark cannot be subject […]

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Innovation patents: the end is nigh
Expert Insights 2021-08-23 4:29 pm By Editor

New standalone innovation patents will no longer be able to be filed after 25 August 2021. By now, most people are aware that the Australian […]

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It’s the insurers, not class actions, driving D&O liability insurance premiums
Expert Insights 2021-07-29 10:51 am By Editor

Brick by brick, the claim that funded class actions are the primary driver of rising directors’ liability insurance premiums is being dismantled. Even more precarious […]

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Courts see record number of class actions as shareholder proceedings drop in significance
Expert Insights 2021-05-20 10:30 am By Editor

March 2021 marked the 29th anniversary of the operation of Australia’s first class action regime; as this regime commenced in the Federal Court of Australia […]

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High Court soon to decide issue of competing class actions
Expert Insights 2021-02-04 8:48 pm By Editor

In Wigmans v AMP the High Court will shortly deliver judgment on the vexed issue of class actions that compete to represent substantially the same […]

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Lawyerly holiday publishing schedule
Article 2020-12-23 9:44 pm By Editor

Lawyerly will be closed from Thursday, December 24 for the holiday period and will resume regular publishing on Friday, January 8. During this time, if […]

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Court of Appeal upholds declaration that funding agreement is valid
Expert Insights 2020-11-13 9:25 pm By Editor

The class members in the Gladstone Fisheries class action and their funder LCM Operations have successfully upheld a declaration confirming the enforceability of the funding […]

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COVID-19 economic crisis, class actions and funded litigation
Expert Insights 2020-11-11 12:30 pm By Editor

It is now trite to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in both a medical and economic crisis for the world. We continue to […]

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