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Norton Rose Fulbright contributes to ALRC’s review of litigation funding

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) report ‘Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders’[1], was released on 25 January 2019. The report makes 24 recommendations in an effort to ‘shake up’ a now-booming sector.  The ALRC received over 75 submissions in response to their initial Discussion Paper[2], including a … Continue reading

Class Actions in Australia: Fact versus Fiction

With the two Law Reform Commission inquiries into class actions and litigation funders, the highly publicised class actions such as GetSwift, and the growing presence of litigation funders in Australia, it’s almost impossible to avoid the discussions about Australia’s class action landscape – And you can bet that the spotlight on class actions will only … Continue reading

Class Actions – Time for Review and Change?

As we have previously reported, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is in the midst of conducting an Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders.  The ALRC is to deliver its report on 21 December 2018. Class actions are now considered one of the greatest risks to corporations in Australia, with resulting increases … Continue reading

ALRC inquiry into class action proceedings and third party litigation funders: What you need to know

On 11 December 2017, then Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider whether and to what extent class action proceedings and third party litigation funders should be subject to Commonwealth regulation. The inquiry is set against the background of: (a)      The increased prevalence … Continue reading

Marketing Class Actions: A New Frontier

A new type of product claim is emerging in the Australian class action market; one which has been part of the US class action landscape for many years. Unlike previous product class actions where the safety of the product was typically in issue, the new product claims focus on statements/ representations made in the marketing … Continue reading

Go Fund Me Litigation – Does it have an impact?

Crowd funding via the pooling of funds to initiate and maintain class actions has never been easier. Growth in technological advancement, beginning around the early 2000s, has provided the capability for online platforms to be used to finance projects.  Relevantly, these technological advancements have led to efficiencies in processes (business or otherwise) like never before. … Continue reading

Messages from our second annual insurance seminar: Future Ready – Sustainable Cities

Environmental class actions. Pandemics.  ESG principles.  These were some of the topics of discussion at Norton Rose Fulbright’s second annual insurance seminar, Future Ready – Sustainable Cities, held in Sydney on 3 February. The rise of the ‘megacity’ – cities with a population of over 10 million people – was the springboard for the lively … Continue reading
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