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

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Francesca Bartlett

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

Jennifer C. Corrin

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

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bartlett, Francesca and Corrin, Jennifer C., Representative or the Same? Representative Rule and Class Actions in Queensland and Western Australia (2016). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2763349

Francesca Bartlett (Contact Author)

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

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

Jennifer C. Corrin

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)

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