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04 August 2020
Comparing the fault standards in Australian and UK shareholder class actions
Continuous disclosure obligations applicable to shareholder class action claims have been the subject of much debate in Australia in recent years. Recent amendments to the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) are intended to reduce opportunistic shareholder class...
26 May 2020
Australian Federal Government eases continuous disclosure rules
Yesterday, the Australian Federal Government modified the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ( Corporations Act ) in an effort to provide temporary relief to companies and officers for a six month period from today.
22 April 2020
COVID-19: Pressure Points: Impact of COVID-19 on class actions (UK)
As well as the human cost of COVID-19, the pandemic has led to unprecedented disruption to both daily life and business activity on a global scale. With seemingly no industry or sector immune from the commercial and economic effects of the outbreak, businesses are facing huge challenges on a day-to...
30 January 2020
Unfolding privacy class actions in Australia
Claimants in Australia face a number of challenges to successfully bringing a privacy class action, including the absence of a clear cause of action and difficulties in quantifying loss. Despite the challenges, on 9 December 2019, the Supreme Court of NSW in Evans v Health Administration...
28 November 2019
Contingency fees set to be introduced for Victorian class actions
On 27 November 2019 the Victorian Government tabled in Parliament the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019 (Vic) which introduces a new power to permit contingency fees to be ordered in Victorian class actions. If passed, the new law will permit plaintiff law firms to receive a...
15 November 2019
The Lloyds/HBOS litigation: The first shareholder class action judgment in England & Wales
The first judgment in a shareholder class action in England & Wales has been handed down by the High Court today in Sharp v Blank  EWHC 3078 (Ch) (also known as The Lloyds/HBOS litigation ).
13 November 2019
One year of Model Declaratory Action in Germany – taking stock and outlook
Fuelled by revelations consequent of the Volkswagen diesel emissions technology cases, the German legislator hastily introduced a new law on Model Declaratory Action ( Musterfeststellungsklage ). This denotes an important step by the German legislator into the direction of collective redress in B2C...
01 November 2019
Myer: the first shareholder class action judgment in Australia
The first superior court judgment in a shareholder class action in Australia has been handed down by Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Ltd .
22 October 2019
2019 Global Bank Review
The 2019 edition of our Global Bank Review: The Data Game , explores the rapid growth of data as one of the most significant developments in the banking sector. That being the case, we are still only at the beginning of the data journey and its impact in the next decade or two will be even more...
11 September 2019
Class Actions in Australia: Emerging Trends
There have been a range of developments in the class actions landscape over the past year. The Australian Law Reform Commission completed its review of class action proceedings and third party litigation funding, an appeal is pending in the High Court of Australia on common fund orders and the...
26 May 2023
Australian Modern Slavery Act to move into a new phase?
On 24 May 2023, the Australian Government tabled a report outlining recommendations for reform of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) ( Act ). The report is the output of a statutory review of the Act by Professor John McMillan AO, which sought public consultation on the effectiveness of the first...
19 May 2023
Australia – Fair Work Commission releases ‘Statement of principles on genuine agreement’ for enterprise bargaining
Employers must have a close eye on 20 new principles to ensure agreements are ‘genuinely agreed’ to by employees, in enterprise bargaining negotiations that commence on and after 6 June 2023
19 May 2023
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...
19 May 2023
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
17 May 2023
Modernising Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime: Consultation commentary
The Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department released its Consultation Paper, Modernising Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime on 20 April 2023 ( Consultation ).
16 May 2023
The IP in AI: Does copyright protect AI-generated works?
The increasing use and sophistication of AI systems is resulting in the generation of more sophisticated output, including in the form of images, text and sounds. As the quality of the output of AI systems increases, more questions are being raised as to how this output may be protected by...