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Class actions in NSW Supreme Court do not require plaintiffs to have a claim against all defendants
Expert Insights March 21, 2019 9:17 pm By Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

In a first for the NSW Supreme Court, Judge Peter Garling last week found that the plaintiff in a class action does not need to […]

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The ALRC report: What this means for litigation finance in Australia
Expert Insights March 15, 2019 10:40 pm By Craig Arnott, Burford Capital

Friday 25 January 2019 marked the much-anticipated publication of the ALRC report on Class Actions Litigation and Third-Party Funding. This is the result of a year-long […]

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Class action common fund orders are here to stay: Or are they?
Expert Insights March 6, 2019 9:13 pm By Colleen Platford, Crispian Lynch, Rebecca Spigelman, Antonia Garling and Matt Mackenzie, Gilbert + Tobin

Last week’s double decisions of the Full Court of the Federal Court and the New South Wales Court of Appeal confirm the Courts’ powers to […]

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The emergence of climate change law in NSW and beyond
Expert Insights February 28, 2019 6:53 pm By Samantha Daly, Lara Douvartzidis and Clare Collett, Johnson Winter & Slattery

In the recent NSW Land and Environment Court decision of Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 9 Chief Judge Preston, in performing the […]

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The right tools for the job? The merger control proposals in the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry preliminary report
Expert Insights February 25, 2019 9:50 pm By Mark McCowan and Ian Reynolds, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

The ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report proposes a number of important reforms to Australian merger control law and practice, to ensure close scrutiny of […]

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Big victory for ASIC and for investors in managed investment schemes
Expert Insights December 18, 2018 5:51 pm By Dr Michael Duffy, Monash University

The High Court’s decision last week in the Prime Trust matter (Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Lewski and Ors [2018] HCA 63) is a […]

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IP exemptions to competition laws to be removed
Expert Insights November 29, 2018 9:04 pm By Ayman Guirguis and David Howarth of K&L Gates

In Brief • Federal Parliament is debating the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018 (Bill), which seeks to repeal section 51(3) of […]

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The casual conundrum continues: ‘double-dipping’ and class actions
Expert Insights December 3, 2018 3:22 pm By Corrs Chambers Westgarth's Jack de Flamingh, John Tuck and Rachael Cage

The recent, much publicised decision of the Full Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Limited v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 (Skene) has caused widespread concern in business circles. […]

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals case clarifies aspects of compensable loss
Expert Insights November 19, 2018 11:55 pm By Lucy Hartland and Khajaque Kortian

The recent decision in Sigma Pharmaceuticals v Wyeth has clarified, among other things, a number of issues concerning compensation arising from the usual undertaking as to damages […]

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Dark clouds loom over common fund orders
Expert Insights November 2, 2018 9:53 pm By Piper Alderman's Anne Freeman, Susanna Khouri and Amir Chowdhury

A shadow has been cast over the seemingly well-accepted ability of courts to make common fund orders in third-party funded representative proceedings. The New South […]

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