Webinar: Class Actions in a Post-Pandemic Australia

Class Actions in a Post-Pandemic Australia

Forensic & Litigation Consulting

June 30, 2020

Join FTI Consulting's Dawna Wright and Stephen Prowse as they participate in the Lawyers Weekly Live webcast panel and explore the issues of 2020, including how COVID-19 may affect class actions in Australia.

The panel will examine the new parliamentary inquiry into the impact of litigation funding on justice outcomes, changes around funding of class actions (such as the status of common fund orders and the plan to introduce contingency fees for class actions in Victoria), the recent move by the Commonwealth Government to require litigation funders to hold AFSLs, the impact of the Myer decision on damages, among others.

Panellists:

Dawna Wright
Senior Managing Director

Dawna Wright is the Head of the Australian Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice and specialises in the interpretation of complex data and financial information and providing expert opinions for non-financial clients, particularly lawyers and Boards of Directors. Dawna has over 25 years of experience in auditing and forensic accounting, and clients value her accessibility and her hands-on approach.

Stephen Prowse
Senior Managing Director

Dr. Stephen Prowse provides economic, financial, statistical and valuation analysis to clients involved in litigation and other business disputes. He specializes in providing advisory and expert witness services to clients involved in intellectual property, antitrust, securities-related, lost profits and lost earnings disputes. Stephen has offered expert testimony in all of these areas.

Other panellists include:

  • Neill Brennan - Managing Director - Augusta Ventures
  • Peter Sise - Special Counsel - Clayton Utz

Moderator: Jerome Doraisamy - Journalist - Lawyers Weekly

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