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Improvements to class actions regime

With a federal parliamentary inquiry underway into Australia’s class action regime and the role of litigation funding, industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills debate proposed reforms to improve the class actions regime.
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Proposed regulation of litigation funders

In this discussion class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the Australian government’s proposals to enhance regulation of litigation funders operating in Australia.
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Appropriate returns to group members

The Australian class action system and the role of litigation funders are currently under the spotlight. In this discussion industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss whether any reform is needed to ensure group members receive appropriate returns from successful class actions.
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Impact of contingency fees

Victoria has recently passed legislation permitting lawyers in that state to charge “percentage-based” or contingency fees in class actions. In this discussion Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the potential impact of proposals to allow contingency fees in class actions more broadly.
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Class closure orders

Critical issues relating to Australian class actions and litigation funding are being considered and debated due to the federal parliamentary inquiry currently underway. Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills talk about issues relating to class closure orders.
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