Australia is now a globally recognised class action jurisdiction. With a flourishing litigation funding industry, class actions are becoming more prevalent.
Given the scale of these types of actions and the exposures they bring, being a party to a class action can be a long and fraught process, distracting from business as usual, involving large time and cost investments and posing a significant threat to reputations.
Our class actions team has the depth of experience in class actions in all Australian jurisdictions (Federal and State) to assist clients successfully navigate this complex and multifaceted area.
We focus on providing our clients with a comprehensive defence strategy which appropriately manages the commercial and reputational risks associated with a class action, and also on effectively defending the claims made.
We are specialists in managing the full range of class actions, including:
- securities fraud
- financial services claims
- employment claims
- data breach/privacy claims
- consumer protection claims
- anti-trust claims
- claims against auditors
- product liability claims
- franchisee claims
- claims by vulnerable groups