Class actions seek overseas funding against big Aussie players

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Class Action specialist, Stewart Levitt was quoted in an article published in Lawyers Weekly on 7 March 2016, as saying that if a party is seeking litigation funding for a class action against an influential Australian entity, there is often concern the adversary will put pressure on a local funder to agree to an unfair… Read more »

ASIC CLAMPDOWN ON RISKY MARGIN LENDERS IS TOO LATE FOR STORM VICTIMS

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  As was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 January 2016, ASIC announced that it has reviewed the practices of six major banks offering margin lending services and has concluded that they are allowing their customers to take on too much risk. ASIC said it had particular concerns for the financial safety of… Read more »

Binding Clients in Contract

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By Ben Brady, Associate, and Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz, Solicitor, Levitt Robinson* A version of this article was published in the December 2015 edition of the Law Society of NSW Journal Every lawyer spends a vast amount of time negotiating one sort of agreement or another on behalf of clients. The extent to which a lawyer is… Read more »