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A class act: how the parliamentary inquiry into continuous disclosure obligations might bring lasting reform
Expert Insights 2020-08-06 9:34 pm By

Recent (temporary) reforms to our continuous disclosure regime provide welcome checks and balances for companies and directors. The current Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into our class […]

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Waived on through: Federal Court highlights the fine distinctions that govern waiver of privilege
Expert Insights 2020-07-31 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A recent decision in ASIC’s case against ANZ has highlighted the potential risks of waiver of client legal privilege, with the Federal Court observing that […]

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Government has shelled out $1.1B in class actions
Expert Insights 2020-07-23 3:25 pm By

Overview The recent settlement, for a total of over $212.5 million, of the three federal class actions brought on behalf of the victims of toxic […]

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Class actions are good for our markets – just ask the investors
Expert Insights 2020-07-21 12:01 pm By

No company wants to face a class action from its own shareholders. They are disruptive, time-consuming, reputation-shredding and expensive – potentially very expensive. Fortunately, there […]

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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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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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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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Will the Heydon scandal finally produce judicial appointments reform?
Expert Insights 2020-07-02 3:17 pm By editor

The shocking revelations about the complaints of sexual harassment of young female associates working for Justice Dyson Heydon in his years on the High Court […]

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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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High standards: Challenging a DOCA that compromises a litigation claim
Expert Insights 2020-06-16 6:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Court of the Federal Court has affirmed the high standard to be met by any challenge to a Deed of Company Arrangement, where […]

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