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2018–2019 Australian Class Actions Review

This is Jones Day's fifth review of Australian class actions developments. The White Paper reviews the class actions that were commenced and settled in 2018–2019. The White Paper also examines the types of novel claims that may be commenced as class actions in the future. This analysis aims to assist readers in identifying both current and potential areas of risk for class actions.

The 2018–2019 White Paper also discusses the important topics of competing class actions, common fund applications, class action settlement practices and litigation funding fees.

Read the full White Paper.

Law clerks Jessica Sidi and Vanessa West, and summer clerks Alexander Hagan and Sophie Rolph, all in the Sydney Office, assisted in the preparation of this White Paper.

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