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The changing face of class actions and litigation in Australia

20 August 2020 | Australia
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With a federal parliamentary inquiry underway into Australia’s class action regime in mid-2020 and the regulation of litigation funding, industry experts Jason Betts, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills and Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway debate and discuss the critical issues around proposed reforms in this filmed 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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