Slater and Gordon commence class action against Optus

More than 100,000 current and former Optus customers register for class action, seeking compensation for data breach.

‘World’s first robot lawyer’ hit with lawsuit for practising without a license

An AI-powered “robot lawyer” marketed as having the potential to change the future of law around the world, helping millions of people with legal disputes,…

Class action launched after historic Silicon Valley Bank collapse

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US sent shockwaves through the technology industry, worried depositors and concerned global onlookers, in the second-largest bank…

Medibank class action grows as law firms team up

A trio of leading law firms are merging their class-action lawsuits against health insurer Medibank to secure compensation for tens of thousands of customers after…

Legal issues arising from the Medibank data breach

LSJ speaks with experts to discuss cyber security law, the issues playing out in real time, and the upcoming class action.

Class actions and litigation funding: the new state of play in Australia

In June, Victoria became the first Australian jurisdiction to allow contingency fees in class actions. Experts are split as to what impacts the move will…

Victoria set to allow lawyers to take percentage of class action damages

The Victorian Bill poised to change class actions practice and, arguably, Australian litigation culture.

High Court’s rejection of common funds shakes up class actions landscape

This article provides a short history of the common fund and analyses a recent decision which is reshaping the future of common fund class actions.

Is Australia next in line for an opioid class action?

The US opioid epidemic has been described as the worst drug crisis in American history. Is Australia at risk of a similar disaster?

Facing off with a social media giant

Meet the Sydney lawyer who is front and centre of a possible class action against Facebook for breach of privacy.