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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Former students accuse Victorian high school of ‘unbearable’ racial discrimination
Education 2021-07-22 10:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A group of Jewish and Israeli former students have accused a Victorian secondary school of “breaking (their) soul” and violating their human rights by allowing […]

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Western Power partly liable for 2014 Perth Hills bushfire, appeals court rules
Class Actions 2021-07-05 6:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Western Power was negligent in causing the January 2014 Perth Hills bushfire which destroyed 57 homes, an appeals court has found, putting the state-owned electricity […]

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Oil producer Beach Energy faces potential class action over Western Flank disclosures
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-07-05 10:22 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Slater & Gordon is investigating a shareholder class action against Australia’s largest onshore oil producer Beach Energy, following a significant decline in its […]

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Mayfair 101’s James Mawhinney says he should not face penalty in ASIC case
Financial Services 2021-06-30 1:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The founder of embattled investment group Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney, will argue that he should not be ordered to pay any penalty after the company […]

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How a sliding doors moment led Slater and Gordon’s Andrew Paull into class actions
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-28 10:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

If not for a “sliding doors moment” experienced soon after graduating university, Slater and Gordon class action practice group leader Andrew Paul could have ended […]

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Slater and Gordon’s Kaitlin Ferris ‘walking the walk’ on equitable briefing
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-09 3:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon principal Kaitlin Ferris’ leadership prowess extends beyond the world of class actions, with the natural born leader also earning praise for “walking […]

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Liquidators of S&P class action plaintiff win strikeout bid in spat over funder’s agreements
Class Actions 2021-06-08 4:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has gutted a defence and counterclaim filed by the biggest unitholder in investment fund Vale in a battle with a litigation funder and […]

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‘I don’t think it’s right’: Federal Court judge not a fan of landmark class closure ruling
Class Actions 2021-06-04 4:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Federal Court judge has made his feelings known about a ruling by the NSW Supreme Court last year that found judges have no power […]

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How Slater & Gordon’s Mathew Chuk helped class action group get back on top
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-01 11:34 am By Miklos Bolza

Change has never fazed Slater and Gordon practice group leader Mathew Chuk, who has used the ever-evolving class action world and tumultuous times at his […]

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