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Class action cases and trends to watch in 2019
Feature January 7, 2019 10:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

A challenge to the legality of common fund orders, an appeal to the High Court over the power of judges to stay competing cases, one […]

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The unforgettable class action rulings of 2018
Feature January 4, 2019 11:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last year was an exciting one for class action lawyers, with monumental court decisions on competing cases, cross-jurisdictional spats, proportionality in settlements and the power […]

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Over $4B paid out in class action settlements in Australia, report shows
Exclusive January 31, 2019 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businesses and other class action defendants have paid in excess of $4 billion in settlements since the class action regime was introduced in Australia, and […]

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The cases facing the Big Four banks in 2019
Feature January 14, 2019 11:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia’s four biggest lenders had an expensive year in court last year, but with cases spilling over into the new year and the fallout from […]

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Lawyers face off over competing class actions
Feature October 31, 2018 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

As judges grapple with fierce competition among litigation funders and law firms to lead class actions, Lawyerly asked two leading practitioners on opposing sides of […]

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Criminal cartel cases the tip of the iceberg, lawyers say
Competition & Consumer Protection August 27, 2018 11:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The two criminal cartel cases brought by the ACCC in the past three months are just the beginning, lawyers say, with three or four more […]

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Lawyers, litigation funders grade class action reform proposals
Feature June 25, 2018 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Regulating third-party litigation funders gets a resounding yes, but experts are divided on removing the ban on contingency fees and other recommendations for reforming the […]

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Clayton Utz instructions from AMP irrelevant, legal experts say
Legal Ethics April 26, 2018 4:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Clayton Utz’s public statements referencing its terms of engagement with AMP in drafting an independent report are irrelevant if it knew the document was destined […]

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