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Explosion of cost referees in class actions a boon for group members
Class Actions 2022-03-30 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

The practice of appointing independent consultants to scrutinise legal costs in class actions has accelerated in the past four years and has resulted in millions […]

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ABC’s Four Corners targeted in deceit case by former industrial judge
Public Corruption 2022-03-09 5:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former Fair Work Commission vice president has sued the ABC for allegedly tricking him into participating in a Four Corners interview about his relationship […]

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Law firms felt the sting of litigation in 2021, with angry clients leading the charge
Feature 2022-01-14 11:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Last year brought economic growth and success for law firms, but 2021 was not only marked with good news. A slew of law firms were […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Class action filings plummet as law firms, litigation funders regroup
Feature 2021-09-03 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The number of new class actions has nosedived in the past six months, but experts say the drop does not signal a long-term trend but […]

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Chief judges say virtual hearings are here to stay
Courts 2021-06-24 4:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judges of three of the country’s top courts say virtual hearings, including through the use of popular livestream technology, will be around long […]

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Class action filings leap in Victoria as lawyers eye contingency fees
Class Actions 2020-11-16 12:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Class action filings in the Victoria Supreme Court have more than doubled in 2020, a trend that’s likely to hold as law firms take advantage […]

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Law firm drops responsible lending class action against Westpac after ASIC calls it a day
Exclusive 2020-08-31 1:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn is abandoning its class action against Westpac over the bank’s alleged responsible lending law breaches, weeks after ASIC lost its appeal in the […]

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Landmark class action filed against Victoria over botched hotel quarantine program
Coronavirus 2020-08-28 7:21 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The State of Victoria has been hit with a class action for its allegedly negligent handling of its hotel quarantine program, which is believed to […]

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‘Baptism of fire’ for Herbert Smith Freehills CEO Justin D’Agostino
Exclusive 2020-07-17 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Stepping into his role just as COVID-19 began its rapid spread across the globe, Herbert Smith Freehills’ recently appointed CEO Justin D’Agostino faced what he […]

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