Moira Saville

Moira Saville

Moira Saville is a partner in our Sydney office. Moira specialises in dispute resolution in the areas of class actions, professional liability, product liability, insurance and royal commissions/special commissions of inquiry. Moira has over 20 years' experience in acting for clients to defend and resolve large and complex litigation matters, as well as providing strategic advice on client's legal risks.

Representative matters

  • Acting for an Australian bank in the defence of class action proceedings arising from the collapse of Storm Financial
  • Acting for PricewaterhouseCoopers in defence of multiple shareholder class action claims and associated cross claims alleging misleading and deceptive conduct, and negligence
  • Acting for Brookfield Multiplex in defence of a $300 million shareholder class action involving claims of misleading market disclosures and continuous disclosure
  • Acting for an Australian rental company in class action proceedings alleging misleading and deceptive conduct and exclusive dealing
  • Acting for Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Limited in defence of class action proceedings in relation to the sale of a pharmaceutical product
  • Acting for PricewaterhouseCoopers' technology consulting division in defending a claim for $60 million in relation to a software implementation project for a major government authority
  • Acting for a number of clients in connection with ASIC investigations into alleged breaches of director's duties, and insider trading.

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Memberships

  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Australian Insurance Lawyers Association
  • National Product Liability Association.

Experience

  • 1990: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Sydney
  • 1992: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney
  • 1998 - 2008: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2009: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons.

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Legal insights

The ASIC Enforcement Review position paper sets out proposals to strengthen penalties for misconduct in the corporate and financial sector.

25 October 2017

'Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed: Penalties for white-collar crime and corporate and financial misconduct in Australia' contains 4 key recommendations for civil penalties and ASIC's powers.

27 March 2017

Appropriate boundaries for the case management, the effect of whistleblower law reform, the VLRC's inquiry into litigation funding, and the Court's role in assessing litigation funder fees.

24 March 2017

Two recent first instance decisions have clarified the courts’ role and scope of powers when asked to approve a settlement involving the payment of a commission or other fee to a litigation funder.

24 March 2017

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