Litigation may sound like an obvious route for someone who experiences a medical injury. But it’s lengthy and stressful, and may not provide relief to patients and their families, writes Jennifer Moore.
Patients who have suffered harm due to medical injury feel better when medical staff listen closely to what they have to say about the experience, a new study shows.
In the early to mid-2000s, governments throughout Australia introduced reforms restricting rights to claim for negligence. Now they are slowly being unwound, writes Michael Legg.
Third-party litigation funders may see their grip on the lucrative class-action market start to weaken after a recent ruling, write Michael Legg and John Emmerig.
A focus on the large settlement payments in class actions misses a more important question: what proportion of shareholders’ actual losses is being compensated, asks Michael Legg.
The use of "final offer" arbitration could lead to more efficient dispute resolutions, saving conflicted parties time, money and reputation, write Rohan Alexander and Ben O'Neill.
The regulator's chairman has said class action litigation is a good market-driven solution, but how does that translate to ASIC's policy position, asks Michael Legg.
The problem with class actions that are backed by litigation funders is that a lawyer in such a case may give preference to the wishes of the funder, writes Associate Professor Michael Legg .
OPINION: As satisfying as it may seem to announce that you’ll see your adversary in court, a good lawyer may be duty bound to tell you otherwise, writes Associate Professor Michael Legg.