Representative or the Same? Representative Rule and Class Actions in Queensland and Western Australia
F Bartlett, J Corrin, 'Representative or the Same? Representative Rule and Class Actions in Queensland and Western Australia' (2016) 35 (1) Civil Justice Quarterly 27-45
Posted: 29 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2016
Compares the procedures governing representative rule and class actions in Western Australia and Queensland, focusing on how classes are defined, whether all represented persons must be joined as parties and the tests for determining if potential claimants have the "same interest" in the proceedings. Assesses the problems arising from the lack of detailed rules on these issues. Examines the scope for forum shopping between the Australian regimes.
Keywords: Class actions, Comparative law, Forum shopping, Queensland, Representative actions, Western Australia
JEL Classification: K00
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