On 15 July 2021, the Australian Academy of Law in conjunction with the Law Council of Australia hosted a virtual Class Actions Forum on the topic of Class Actions: Capital, Regulation and the Public Interest. The forum was chaired by John Sheahan QC and was joined by a panel of speakers, which included:
Class Actions have been the subject of recent attention by Parliaments, the executive, law reform commissions and the courts, including two recent decisions of the High Court. Much of this attention has focused on the way Class Actions are funded, and the consequences of funding being available.
Significant differences of view may be emerging as to how the public interest is best advanced when it comes to regulating class actions themselves, and the means by which the capital necessary to conduct them is made available.
View the video here.
A synopsis is available here.