01 March 2012

Class actions in Australia: The year in review 2011

Class actions are now an established part of Australia’s litigation landscape, providing an attractive alternative for plaintiffs to pursuing individual claims. From the perspective of defendants - usually companies but sometimes directors and increasingly advisors also - class actions are significant not only because of the possibility of liability, but also due to the reputational consequences and the costs of defending the action. They also make the task of resolving regulatory action more complex. This report provides a snapshot of the key class action decisions in 2011, to see how the Courts’ management of class actions is affecting outcomes for plaintiffs and defendants.

Key contacts

Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+
    You might also be interested in

    Recent decisions in Queensland and New South Wales in relation to security of payment determinations serve as a reminder that the tight time limits imposed on adjudicators may constrain the...

    23 September 2019

    5G, the next evolution of mobile technology, has already landed in Australia with both Telstra and Optus recently launching 5G products in selected areas. When it is fully rolled out, 5G has the...

    23 September 2019

    Recent decisions in Queensland and New South Wales in relation to security of payment determinations serve as a reminder that the tight time limits imposed on adjudicators may constrain the...

    16 September 2019

    The recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal in Donau Pty Ltd v ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 185 sheds light on how long a party can wait before exercising contractual termination...

    20 August 2019

    This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

    For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.