News and Events

Class Actions seminar

Leading experts came together for the UNSW Law CLE Seminar addressing class actions on 22 March 2018. The seminar focused on the key issues that determine the nature of the Courts’ oversight of class actions and the fairness of the process.

British judge to speak at class actions conference

The second annual IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative conference will feature Lord Justice Sir Rupert Jackson, of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who will deliver the keynote address at the conference in late September 2018. Read more.

Second edition of Australian Annotated Class Actions Legislation Published

Class action litigation continues to develop as a distinct and specialised area of practice requiring familiarity with the legislative provisions that govern class action procedure and their use and elucidation by the courts.

IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative Holds First Conference

The IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative (CARI) at UNSW Law held its first conference on 1 June 2017. The conference theme was “Resolving Class Actions Effectively and Fairly”.

CLE Seminar: Class Actions – Current Issues after 25 years of Pt IVA Federal Court Act

We will hear from leading professionals about their insights into Class Actions in product liability and Shareholder cases. We will also hear a panel examine issues that arise in financing class action litigation and the unique insurance policies that can be obtained in this area.

More information available on the CLE website.

Groundbreaking legal research to remove angst from class actions, UNSW Australia Newsroom, 25 July 2016

A collaboration between UNSW Law and litigation funder IMF Bentham aims to make class action cases fairer for all involved.

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Litigation funder backs 'ground-breaking' legal research project, Lawyers Weekly, 28 July 2016

IMF Bentham has announced it has agreed to sponsor the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at the UNSW Faculty of Law, which aims to explore and resolve key issues in class action practice throughout the nation.