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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights April 9, 2020 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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COVID-19: Facing the risk of class actions
Expert Insights April 8, 2020 11:48 am By

It has not taken long. Media reports of lawyers investigating potential class actions in connection with the Ruby Princess debacle will not be the last […]

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Competition and consumer law amid the pandemic: Your guide to avoiding viral confusion
Expert Insights March 30, 2020 10:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Depending on your industry, you may have already been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, for example, by a spike in the number of customers […]

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Why the case against contingency fees does not stack up
Expert Insights March 16, 2020 2:20 pm By editor

Legal professional associations across the country have recently been speaking out against the impending introduction in Victoria of percentage-based or “contingency” fees charged by plaintiff […]

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Top ten class action predictions for 2020
Expert Insights March 13, 2020 12:19 pm By

The Australian class actions landscape is likely to see significant change in 2020, driven by the High Court’s recent ruling that courts do not have […]

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Class action litigation funders hit a hurdle as the High Court strikes down common fund orders
Expert Insights December 4, 2019 10:52 pm By

The litigation funders underwriting Australia’s booming class actions industry have hit a setback, with the High Court deciding Wednesday that the common fund orders they […]

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Greater cooperation between regulators, class action litigants would remove substantial barriers
Expert Insights December 3, 2019 11:18 pm By editor

The close relationship between regulator action seeking to prosecute corporate wrongdoing and private enforcement is an established and powerful means of recovering compensation for the […]

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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance
Expert Insights November 14, 2019 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer […]

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High Court ruling against common fund orders supports the right to free choice for group members
Expert Insights December 9, 2019 10:54 pm By

As has been widely reported, the High Court of Australia has handed down its judgment (1) on common fund orders in the most significant ruling […]

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The key to addressing overwork and depression in the legal industry
Expert Insights November 15, 2019 4:35 pm By

Two contentious issues have been featuring prominently in legal circles in the last few weeks. They may appear discrete, but they share a common theme […]

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