”If directors and corporations fulfil their proper duties and comply with the Corporations Act they will have nothing to fear from a robust class actions regime,” Mr Slade said.
He said class actions accounted for 0.1 per cent of all litigation in Australia. About 14 class actions started on average each year, with about half being supported by litigation funders. ”There is strong anecdotal evidence that business practices are becoming more rigorous and ultimately benefiting shareholders and institutional investors alike because companies know they can be held to account via class actions,” he said.
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