Nick Beaumont SC
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Finding the Balance between Profit and Purpose: Should Australia Create a Legal Structure for Social Enterprise?” – Alice Klettner; “Sponsor Pressure to Discipline Employees Who Have Expressed Unwelcome Views and Reform of the Business Torts in Australia” – Anthony Gray; “Proof of Collusion: The Evidentiary Options When There Is No “Smoking Gun”” – Genevieve Rahman and Tina Sun; and “”Fair in All the Circumstances”: AFCA’s Discretion to Resolve Disputes” – Nick Beaumont SC. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial by Michael Terceiro; and Franchising and Small Business: “Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct Review – a Continuation Down the Path of Jamming a Square Peg into a Round Hole?” – Jenny Buchan.
This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Class Actions”. Against the backdrop of the ALRC and VLRC inquiries into class actions and litigation funding currently underway, this very timely issue covers the following articles: “Class Actions: Historical Highlights” – John Basten; “Class Action Commencement in Australia: A Practical Approach” – Nick Beaumont SC; “The Use and Abuse of Security for Costs in Class Actions” – Peter Cashman; “Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification” – Michael Legg; and “Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements” – Samuel J Hickey and Michael Legg.