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GetSwift Beauty Parade: engaging a single expert witness – does it make you more beautiful?

Phi Finney McDonald will exclusively run the class action against GetSwift, after the two other competing class actions were permanently stayed, as Lee J “was satisfied that the Webb Proceeding was very likely, in most scenarios at all stages of the proceedings, to produce a better return for group members”. [1] The decision hinged on […]

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NCAT relaxes rules for use of expert evidence

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has revised ‘Procedural Direction 3’ which defines how experts must provide evidence before the Tribunal. The recent changes, which were initiated on 23 February 2018, now apply and have clarified the situations in which an expert must comply with an Expert Witness Code of Conduct. Codes of Conduct […]

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The increasing need for expert witness opinions in cryptocurrency litigation

Cryptocurrency is an increasingly popular alternative currency. Since it is a virtual currency, the laws that govern it differ from those which govern standard (or ‘fiat’) currency. The nature of crimes and unfair dealings that relate to cryptocurrencies also differ and will require the opinions of appropriate specialists. Historically, most litigation for cryptocurrency have involved […]

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