Highly Experienced Class Action Lawyers, Sydney

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Having defended and prosecuted on both sides of the Class and provided advice to insurers, we are uniquely placed to assist with complex Class Action proceedings, including third-party funded litigation.

OVER 35 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE

UNIQUELY PLACED, HAVING WORKED IN ALL FACETS OF CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS

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Crichton & Co are exceptionally placed to guide our clients with Class Action proceedings. Having worked successfully in both prosecution and defence, as well as in advisory roles with insurers and underwriters in Class Action claims, we confidently seek outcomes that are highly beneficial to our clients.

Our experience has given us invaluable insight into the Class Action process. Paired with our exacting technical approach, we are incredibly well-placed to support our clients in this area.

We possess a deep and comprehensive understanding of the many facets of complex Class Action cases, ensuring we achieve excellent outcomes in each matter we take on.

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Understanding Class Action proceedings in Australia

In Australia, Class Action proceedings, also known as representative proceedings, begin when a group of seven or more people combine to seek damages for similar occurrences against the same party. This can occur at both State and Federal Court levels, depending on the nature of the matter.

Class members are generally represented by a single class representative, who represents the interests of the Class Members. This person becomes known as the applicant.

Shareholder, or Securities Class Action cases, are less common but have risen over the last two decades. These proceedings are related to prohibitions on misleading and deceptive conduct, and continuous disclosure in the financial investment sector.

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How Crichton & Co Can Help

Having represented, defended and advised Class Action applicants and members, Class Representatives, insurers and underwriters, we are superbly skilled to act on your behalf in all Class Action matters.

We can help you navigate the legal process, providing strategic advice and valuable insight to approach your case successfully. The degree of technical expertise and fortitude we bring to our work is illustrated by our substantial experience in high-profile and exceedingly complex Class Actions.

We understand that navigating a Class Action may be an overwhelming experience, which is why our team of Class Action lawyers provide support and guidance that empowers you to manage the process confidently.

Our relationship with the best media and PR specialists Australia has to offer allows us the ability to ensure that your reputational needs throughout the process are handled in a sensitive and constructive manner.

Working with Crichton & Co team means that you are engaged with Class Action lawyers that will help you to achieve the best possible outcomes. We are the Class Action Lawyers Sydney turns to, and can rely on, to provide exceptional guidance.

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Our lawyers are technical & tenacious litigators, but strive to build strong, long-term relationships around a commitment to deliver effective results that reflect each client’s unique needs.

Amie Crichton

Principal

Joshua Carton

Partner

Bianca Heffernan

Senior associate

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We work side by side with clients to develop a deep understanding of their circumstances and to proactively identify litigation risks.

#2 Strategic

Our specialist lawyers use clever, commercially savvy advice to formulate an approach targeted at achieving best client outcomes whilst containing costs. We are unwavering in our pursuit to drive commercially valuable results and do not just “churn fees”.

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We understand the challenges conflict brings. Our team are highly personable and expertly manage and support clients through every step in the dispute process.
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A BOUTIQUE SYDNEY LAW FIRM SPECIALISING IN COMPLEX DISPUTES, INSURANCE & RISK

We are outstanding technical lawyers and tenacious litigators, but strive to build strong, long-term relationships around a commitment to deliver effective results that reflect each client’s unique needs.

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Common Types of Class Actions

Negligence

Negligence class actions typically involve claims for damages, but they can also be used to seek injunctive relief, such as an order requiring the defendant to stop engaging in the allegedly negligent conduct.

Examples:
Black Saturday Bushfires (VIC)
Queensland Flood Damage

Mistreatment of vulnerable people

A mistreatment of vulnerable people class action is a civil lawsuit brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people who have allegedly been mistreated in a similar way.

Unfair Selling Practices

In order to succeed in an unfair selling practices class action, the plaintiffs must prove that the defendant engaged in unfair or deceptive practices that affected a large group of people.

If the plaintiffs are successful, they may be awarded damages, which can include refunds, compensation for losses, and punitive damages. unfair selling practices class actions can be an important tool for protecting consumers and ensuring that businesses adhere to fair business practices.

Misleading shareholders

A misleading shareholders class action is a lawsuit that is filed against a company on behalf of its shareholders.

The claim is that the company has made misleading statements about its financial condition or other aspects of its business, which have led the shareholders to suffer losses.

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