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Despite universal panning by lawyers, government takes class action bill to parliament
Policy and Regulation 2021-10-27 9:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Legislation capping litigation funder returns in class actions to 30 per cent and requiring group members to sign up to funding schemes has been introduced […]

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Victorian Bar says claims of consultation over pandemic bill a ‘gross misrepresentation’
Coronavirus 2021-10-27 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The president of the peak body for barristers in Victorian has slammed the Andrews government’s proposed pandemic laws as “appalling”, and says claims that the […]

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High Court judgment sparks concern for isolated judges
Courts 2021-10-14 9:04 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A recent High Court ruling that condemned communication between trial judges and barristers outside of court could have dire consequences, including further isolation for members […]

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Government can’t dodge sovereign bonds climate change class action
Climate change 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A climate change activist can continue her lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to disclose the impact of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, […]

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‘A clear and alarming trend’: Litigation funding group slams latest class action reforms
Class Actions 2021-10-08 3:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The International Legal Finance Association has slammed the Morrison government’s proposed class action reforms, saying Australians were “systematically being stripped of their ability” to obtain […]

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‘Awkward’ reforms spell end to open class actions, barristers say
Class Actions 2021-10-07 11:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class action reforms proposed last week by the Morrison government would lead to the “rapid abandonment” of open class actions by law firms and litigation […]

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‘The line was crossed’: Challengers to COVID-19 vaccine mandate claim human rights abuses
Coronavirus 2021-10-01 9:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Individuals challenging public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers in New South Wales have told a court “the line was crossed” when the […]

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New class action bill is ‘sabotage not reform’, lawyers say
Class Actions 2021-09-30 5:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firms have railed against proposed legislation to ensure group members receive 70 per cent of any recoveries from class actions, saying the reforms were […]

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Bill caps class action returns to funders, lawyers at 30%
Class Actions 2021-09-30 12:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has released draft legislation claimed to “promote a fair and reasonable distribution of class action proceeds” that includes a proposed 30 per […]

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Legal challenges to COVID-19 vaccinations enter ‘third wave’, court hears
Coronavirus 2021-09-17 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legal challenges to the New South Wales Health Minister’s orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers have already entered a third wave and cannot all […]

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