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The changing face of Australian class actions – A video series

20 August 2020 | Insight

With parliamentary scrutiny of class actions and litigation funding heating up, our experts unpack the critical issues in this video series.

In this filmed discussion class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss proposed improvements to Australia’s class actions regime.

Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the Australian government’s proposals to enhance regulation of litigation funders in Australia.

The Australian class action system and the role of litigation funders are currently under the spotlight. In this filmed discussion industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss whether any reform is needed to ensure group members receive appropriate returns from successful class actions.

Victoria has recently passed legislation permitting lawyers in that state to charge “percentage-based” or contingency fees in class actions. In this filmed discussion Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the potential impact of proposals to allow contingency fees in class actions more broadly.

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