19 December 2014
In class actions where there is substantial risk, the challenge is to ensure lawyers fees are charged in an appropriate manner that is fair to both lawyer and client, writes Michael Legg
04 December 2014
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.
06 December 2013
It is not sufficient for boards to merely rely on the existence of company insider-trading policies as a defensive mechanism, write Tim L'Estrange and Michael Legg.
15 November 2013
The ubiquity of electronically stored information, such as email, has created an increased risk that material exempt from discovery due to client legal privilege will not be properly protected, writes Michael Legg.
29 November 2012
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.
12 April 2012
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.
12 December 2011
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.
24 November 2011
The future shape of dispute resolution including the role of the judge and lawyer will be the topic of a major international conference at UNSW (1-2 December).