Class Actions Landscape Australia
Welcome to our regular series of insights into the rapidly evolving Australian class action landscape, brought to you by the nation's leading class action experts at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Class action relating to cladding installed on buildings – Adequacy of alleged common questions – Substantial amendments to originating application and statement of claim (including common questions) – Costs thrown away – Whether costs thrown away should be payable forthwith Read more
Shareholder class action – Concurrent criminal proceedings in Brazil arising out of same facts – Application by respondent to stay class action pendin... Read more
Settlement approval – Approval of applicant’s legal costs and reimbursement payment – Appointment of applicant’s solicitors as scheme administrator Read more
Class action by Banksia debenture holders against Banksia and others – Third party claim by Banksia against insurance broker – Settlement of third par... Read more
Appropriate orders to be made following Andrianakis v Uber Technologies Inc (Ruling No 1)  VSC 850, including as to costs – Whether plaintiff sh... Read more
Common fund order set aside by High Court – Whether Court has power to make a cognate order at the conclusion of the proceeding – Notice of current fu... Read more
Shareholder class action – Settlement approval – Common fund v funding equalisation order – Whether adequate notice of proposed settlement distributio... Read more
Application for leave to appeal from orders for discovery / production of audit files – Privilege against self-incrimination or exposure to a penalty ... Read more
Appeal from orders of primary judge relieving former employees of contractual obligations of confidentiality – Whether primary judge applied the prope... Read more
Subscribe to regular class actions news from Australia's leading class action law firm.
Enter your email address to sign up for our Class Actions Landscape Australia newsletter.
On 20 December 2019 the Federal Court issued a new Class Actions Practice Note (GPN-CA). The new Practice Note contains several changes from the previous Practice Note issued on 25 October 2016. The changes include: Read more
Uber class action – Tort of conspiracy by unlawful means – Application by Australian defendants to strike out amended statement of claim, or for an or... Read more
Common fund orders – Appeal from finding that Federal Court and Supreme Court of New South Wales have power to make interlocutory common fund orders u... Read more
Vince Morabito’s latest paper addresses a number of facts concerning shareholder class actions in Australia, finding that much commentary on class act... Read more
Competing class actions – Proposal by plaintiffs for consolidation and joint representation – Consolidation ordered – Joint representation refused Read more
Class action on behalf of women surgically implanted with synthetic mesh – Claims based on defective goods, misleading or deceptive conduct and neglig... Read more
Application for leave to appeal from multiplicity / carriage judgment – Whether commencement of second or subsequent open class action constitutes abu... Read more
Andrew WatsonNational Head of Class Actions, Class actions, Melbourne
"I'm an experienced litigator in class actions, particularly for shareholders who have been victims of corporate misconduct."
Kimi NishimuraPrincipal Lawyer, Class actions, Melbourne
"I'm committed to fighting for the rights of victims of corporate misconduct as well as pursuing compensation on behalf of my clients."
Ben SladeState Managing Principal, Office Leader, Class actions, Sydney
"I am driven to give a voice to those who would otherwise have to suffer because those who have done them wrong are all too powerful."
Rebecca GilsenanExecutive Director, Principal Lawyer, Class actions, Sydney
"I have extensive experience in running complex and novel litigation, including class actions in the areas of price fixing, failed investment schemes, product liability and securities."
Miranda NagyPrincipal Lawyer, Class actions, Sydney
"I have a strong conviction that the community should be able to expect our governments and the companies we deal with to comply with the law."
Julian SchimmelPrincipal Lawyer, Class actions, Sydney
"Class actions are a unique legal mechanism that have helped hundreds of thousands of people receive compensation after mistreatment at the hands of powerful companies, and it’s gratifying to help people get access to justice when otherwise it would’ve been difficult for them."
Vavaa MawuliPrincipal, Class actions, Brisbane
"The most rewarding thing about my work is the change in scale of what we are able to accomplish."
We take calls 24/7
Call us now1800 305 568