Stemming the Flood: Procedural and Ethical Issues Arising from Potential Flood Litigation.

Australian Law Journal, 87 4: 250-258, 2013

9 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2015

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Jennifer C. Corrin

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law

Francesca Bartlett

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Potential legal action arising from the 2011 Queensland floods raises three interesting issues of procedure and ethics. First, there is the question of the type of group action to be taken, which will depend on the jurisdiction in which the proceedings are commenced. The distinction between class actions (which are not available in Queensland) and representative actions, raises some interesting questions. Secondly, the threatened action involves commercial funding of litigation; and thirdly, is the related issue of advertising for potential claimants by the funders and solicitors. This article examines these issues and some of the surrounding questions.

JEL Classification: k00

Suggested Citation

Corrin, Jennifer C. and Bartlett, Francesca, Stemming the Flood: Procedural and Ethical Issues Arising from Potential Flood Litigation. (2013). Australian Law Journal, 87 4: 250-258, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611464

Jennifer C. Corrin (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia
07 33652295 (Phone)

Francesca Bartlett

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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