Class action litigation demands a deep understand of the substantive law, a firm grasp of procedural peculiarities, and an ability to manage interested stakeholders. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Australia’s State and Federal courts, barristers in chambers have expertise in class action litigation, including:
- shareholder class actions;
- consumer actions;
- negligence claims;
- defective product cases; and
- environmental and toxic tort cases.
Recent matters include: a class action involving 46,000 investors attempting to recover AUD 130 million invested in property in Australia by the operators of a Ponzi scheme (claimed to be 58 million investors and over AUD 9 billion invested); the long-running ‘stolen wages’ class action dispute between certain North Queensland Aboriginal groups and a State Government; and an environmental class action challenge relating to dredging works and fishing grounds.