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Competing Class Actions: Judicial Remedies for Overlapping Classes

Australia has seen a prevalent increase in the number of class actions including the dominant rise of US-style shareholder class actions. With this in mind, we have produced a five-part series dealing with common and developing issues in shareholder class actions in Australia. In the first part of this series we are examining ‘competing class […]

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The Cost of an Expert Witness

Numerous judicial commentators have noted that expert witnesses are one of the key factors in enhancing the cost and duration of legal disputes.[1] This can occur due to parties calling multiple expert witnesses, which slows down the dispute resolution process and increases complexity and cost. In 2007, the National Australia Bank expended $23 million on […]

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Expert witnesses are not advocates … or are they?

                Writing an expert report for the first time can be daunting. From interpreting a solicitor’s instructions to determining the appropriate tone, style, and form, experts have to juggle a number of considerations in order to produce an outstanding, useful report. In this guest post from legal reasoning […]

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Ask an Expert: Dr Greg Cameron

Dr Gregory Cameron is a general practitioner and authorised WorkCover medical practitioner based in Penrith, NSW. The founder of Healthnet Family Clinic, a multi-disciplinary surgery catering for over 15 000 patients, Dr Cameron is also an experienced expert witness who has prepared numerous expert witness reports through ExpertsDirect. ED: What is your field of expertise? […]

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