27/11/2023·2 mins to read
Litigation class action trends: Winds of change
Our Litigation team is pleased to launch its inaugural report, Winds of change: Class actions & litigation funding in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In the report, our experts discuss:
- An overview of the class actions regime in NZ
- Implications of Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission’s recent recommendations for new class action laws and litigation funding
- Important court decisions in NZ
- Class action trends in Australia and the UK
- Where to next for class actions in NZ
- The growth of litigation funding.
According to Simpson Grierson Litigation Partner, Nina Blomfield, class actions have become a permanent feature of the New Zealand litigation landscape.
Nina says: “The Law Commission has made it clear that it considers class actions to be an important mechanism for enhancing access to justice, and it has acknowledged the role litigation funders play.
“Corporates and their directors need to be alive to the particular risks that arise in this type of litigation, and ensure they are best placed to respond to those risks should they eventuate."