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.

In this year when there were so many other important things on which to focus, the intense political and ideological battle waged on the Australian class action regime. Read more

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has filed a second class action against Crown Resorts Limited with the new action targeting Crown over alleged money launder... Read more

The Court made a series of directions, including: Restricting requirements on existing referees and class members; withholding the specification of a ... Read more

This decision arises in the context of the Appco class action, being one of a series of class actions commenced by Adero Law under the Fair Work Act 2... Read more

In this matter the New South Wales Court of Appeal declined to answer in the hypothetical whether the Court had power to make a ‘common fund order’ (C... Read more


Court finds the applicant failed to establish that Worley lacked a reasonable basis for its budget and earnings guidance. Read more

Both decisions arise from the class action against Arnold Bloch Leibler on behalf of persons who acquired shares in Slater & Gordon Ltd during 2015. C... Read more

VSC delays appointment of costs referee, but holds that the proposed consolidation adequately protects and promotes the interests of class members, do... Read more

Federal Court holds director breached duties, and should have disclosed details regarding the sale of assets and identity of purchaser. Read more

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Settlement of a shareholder class action has been approved where proposed deductions comprise large proportion of settlement sum Read more

A cross-summons seeks declaration that the Court has no power to make common fund orders at settlement Read more

Questions raised over whether same judge should hear civil penalty proceeding relating to substantially same issues part-heard Read more

With doubt as to whether Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic), s 33ZE applies to claims of non-Victorian class members, mirror proceeding commenced in New Sou... Read more

Class action arises out of applications for, and granting of, visas in respect of asylum seekers transferred to Nauru, with allegation of misfeasance ... Read more


Court considers whether solicitors and counsel breached an undertaking by using in later action material contained in pleadings filed in earlier actio... Read more

On 1 July 2020 the Supreme Court of Victoria issued a revised Practice Note (SC Gen 10) for proceedings (Group Proceeding) Read more

‘Associated material’ waiver application in Crown class action for production of documents over which privilege is claimed is granted in part but othe... Read more

Uber appeals unlawful means conspiracy, threshold requirements, the meaning of ‘claims’ in s 33C and whether service on foreign Uber entities should b... Read more

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