Litigation

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

In the post-mining boom economy, commercial disputes are on the rise as businesses look at ways to tighten expenditure and divest themselves of liabilities.

A flourishing litigation funding industry has seen increased activity in the class actions space in recent times. Following some high profile claims, securities class actions and product liability class actions have become an area of focus for plaintiff law firms. Being a party to a class action is a material commercial risk for Australian companies, particularly given the scale of these types of actions and the exposures they bring.

The proliferation of regulatory investigations and enquiries which reach beyond public bodies are also exposing corporate and private interests to public scrutiny and the possibility of follow-on litigation.

Where litigation cannot be avoided, we have the expertise to run the process effectively and efficiently, using the latest technology to keep costs in check.

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Freezing orders can preserve enforcement of international and domestic arbitral awards

A recent High Court decision means that freezing orders for assets in Australia are available in respect of domestic and international arbitrations, regardless of the seat of the arbitration or underlying law of the dispute.

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SOP Contacts over the Christmas & New Year’s period 2015/2016

SOP Contacts over the Christmas & New Year’s period 2015/2016.

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High Court allows agreed civil penalty submissions with regulators

The High Court has set aside the Full Court decision and reinstates in excess of twenty years of authorities relating to the ability of parties that are the subject of civil prosecutions to make joint submissions about the appropriate pecuniary penal

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Promoting fair work practices in franchisees

Since the new Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect earlier this year, there has been an increased focus on franchise issues. This article explores one important issue in this regard – the role of franchisors in promoting fair work practices

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What Google’s potential liability for defamation means for protecting your reputation

Why now more than ever is a good time to check what search results come up when you google yourself.

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Our Thinking

Freezing orders can preserve enforcement of international and domestic arbitral awards

A recent High Court decision means that freezing orders for assets in Australia are available in respect of domestic and international arbitrations, regardless of the seat of the arbitration or underlying law of the dispute.

SOP Contacts over the Christmas & New Year’s period 2015/2016

SOP Contacts over the Christmas & New Year’s period 2015/2016.

High Court allows agreed civil penalty submissions with regulators

The High Court has set aside the Full Court decision and reinstates in excess of twenty years of authorities relating to the ability of parties that are the subject of civil prosecutions to make joint submissions about the appropriate pecuniary penal

Promoting fair work practices in franchisees

Since the new Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect earlier this year, there has been an increased focus on franchise issues. This article explores one important issue in this regard – the role of franchisors in promoting fair work practices

What Google’s potential liability for defamation means for protecting your reputation

Why now more than ever is a good time to check what search results come up when you google yourself.