Class action litigation is a risk for all types of business. As litigation funders look for the next big class action to fund, all industries and sectors are potential targets. If your business faces class action risk, you need a team of class actions experts on your side.
The Clayton Utz Class Actions litigation team is one of Australia's leading defence practices. We have been acting in group proceedings, multi-plaintiff claims and representative proceedings for over 20 years. We have acted in a number of the seminal class action cases which have shaped class action jurisprudence in Australia.
We have learnt that class actions and group claims are a different species of litigation. They have their own specialised rules and procedures which give rise to legal and practical issues which do not arise in other forms of litigation.
We have learnt that the successful management of a class action requires the development of a strategy which is adapted to the particular circumstances. There is no such thing as a "cookie cutter" approach to defending class action litigation.
We have experience in claims arising from all industries including financial services, product liability, cartels and price fixing, securities, and consumer finance and recovery.
We help our clients: