Class Action Blog

Panel discussion “Achieving Finality to Class Action Litigation”

Class action experts came together to explore issues in finalising class actions. Panel experts included: Hon Justice Jack Forrest (Supreme Court of Victoria); Professor Simone Degeling (UNSW Law); Bill Petrovski (William Roberts Lawyers); Jason Betts (Herbert Smith Freehills); Brett Jordan (Senior Technical Claims Advisor, Major Loss Financial Lines Claims, AIG Australia Limited), and was moderated by Wayne Attrill (IMF Bentham).
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25 Years of Class Actions in Australia

IMF Bentham Senior Investment Manager, Wayne Attrill, discusses the development of class actions over the past 25 years, and whether we have reached another turning point in the courts’ acceptance of litigation funding of class actions.
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“Funding Criteria for Class Actions” (2009) - The University of New South Wales Law Journal - by W Attrill, J Walker and S Khouri

IMF Bentham has financed many significant Australian representative proceedings and class actions, particularly those brought on behalf of aggrieved shareholders and investors. IMF chooses its cases with care and in this paper for the UNSW Law Journal, the funding criteria for multi-party actions are examined and discussed, including IMF's assessment of liability risks, quantum risks and enforcement risks.
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