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Video series: What does the ALRC Report mean for class actions in Australia

25 February 2019 | Australia


The ALRC’s final report setting out its recommendations on ‘Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders’ was released on 24 January 2019. 

It is one of the most important developments in Australian class action law over the last 25 years. A copy of the report can be accessed from the ALRC’s website.

Below are videos of some of the main themes from the newly released ALRC Report on class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders. These are being explored by senior members of our class action team.

Overview of impact of the ALRC Report – Ruth Overington
Ruth Overington, Partner - Disputes, gives an overview of the impact of the substantial changes that the ALRC report will have in the class action landscape.

Copycat class actions - Jason Betts
Partner Jason Betts unpacks the idea about why we are seeing competing class actions in our system and whether they create public policy issues.

Continuous Disclosure - Christine Tran
Senior Associate Christine Tran looks at the ALRC recommendations that the Government commission a review of the legal and economic impact of the operation, enforcement, and effects of continuous disclosure obligations and those relating to misleading or deceptive conduct contained in the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act.

Further insights and commentary on the ALRC report from our class actions team can be found here.

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