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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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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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Review of litigation funding – a time for decisive action?
Expert Insights 2020-06-03 4:22 pm By

The recently announced Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into litigation funding and the regulation of the class actions industry may present a unique opportunity for decisive […]

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Technology: The key to the future of class actions
Expert Insights 2020-06-02 4:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

What do recent developments in the Australian class actions space including the apparent end to common funder orders (CFOs), proposed contingency fees in Victoria, the […]

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Rokt shows innovation in computer tech needed to cross patentability threshold
Intellectual Property 2020-05-29 8:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its recent decision, the Federal Court has confirmed that schemes are not patentable merely because they are “new and ingenious” and are implemented using […]

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Has the court gone too far? Lessons from Celeste Barber’s Bushfire fundraising campaign
Expert Insights 2020-05-28 3:59 pm By

The Supreme Court of NSW ruled this week on how the NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades Donations Fund (NSW RFS Fund) can spend the $51.3M […]

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How to keep your client relationships going during COVID-19
Expert Insights 2020-05-26 3:50 pm By

If I hear another person suggest a ‘pivot’ or refer to life under COVID-19 as ‘the new normal’ I think I’m going to come through […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights 2020-05-22 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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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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