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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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Class actions and litigation funding reform: The views of class action practitioners
Expert Insights 2020-10-21 9:05 pm By Editor

In July and August 2020, we conducted personal interviews with 30 legal practitioners who are members of the Federal Court Class Action Users’ Group or […]

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New rules for funders of insolvency claims: Business as usual for some, not for all
Expert Insights 2020-09-14 11:44 pm By Editor

Recent changes in the Australian regulation of third-party funders will have a dramatic effect on the funding of certain disputes. Although these changes were accompanied […]

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Class actions and litigation funding reform: Proceedings before the Joint Committee
Expert Insights 2020-09-01 10:35 pm By Editor

The public hearings before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services as part of an inquiry into litigation funding and regulation of the […]

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The race for the COVID-19 vaccine and patents: Do we need a temporary lockdown?
Expert Insights 2020-07-09 6:08 pm By Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the economy on its head. At a governmental level, measures have been implemented throughout the world which, in many countries […]

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Correcting the record – litigation funding and returns to group members in funded class actions
Expert Insights 2020-06-15 2:49 pm By Editor

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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Common fund orders made in increasing class action market
Expert Insights 2020-05-15 9:21 pm By Editor

On 6 May 2020, Justice Murphy of the Federal Court of Australia made a common fund order in favour of a litigation funder on settlement […]

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