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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

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

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 Cat Fredenburgh

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

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

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

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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Funding commercial claims: 5 key facts for litigators and in-house counsel
Expert Insights June 28, 2018 11:00 pm By

Litigation funding is currently under the spotlight. Inquiries by the Australian and Victorian Law Reform Commissions¹, together with high profile funded actions against AMP and […]

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Competing class actions: Permanent stays and claim selection
Expert Insights May 29, 2018 6:15 pm By

The recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia in GetSwift to permanently stay two out of three competing class action claims and to select […]

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