Momentum on settlement CFOs stalled (for now)

In February 2023, O’Callaghan J rejected an application for a settlement CFO[1] in Davaria Pty Ltd v 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd (No 13) [2023] FCA 84 (7-Eleven) on the basis that CFOs are not within power of s 33V of the Federal Court Act 1976. Read more

Update: Western Australia’s Class Action Reform Bill

By Ante Golem, Jonathan Tong and Libby Plajzer In our Legal Briefing dated 26 August 2022 (Legal Briefing), we reported that the Civil Procedure (Representative Proceedings) Bill 2021 (Bill) was currently before the Legislative Council Western Australia for its second reading speech. On 31 August 2022, the Bill passed through the Legislative Council. Consequently, Western … Read more

Legal briefing: Western Australia’s Class Action Reform Bill

By Ante Golem and Libby Plajzer In October 2015, the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia released its Final Report on Representative Proceedings (the Report). The Report made seven recommendations for reform, including that Western Australia enact legislation to create a regime for ‘representative actions’ based on Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) (FCA). Read more

NZ Law Commission recommends Class Action Act

By Melissa Gladstone-Joyce, Brock Gunthorpe and Michael Greatrex New Zealand is one step closer to a legislated class action procedure after the recent publication of the New Zealand Law Commission’s (NZLC) final report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding. The report says class actions and litigation funding can make important contributions to improving access to … Read more